Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds are a delicious snack that you will love! This air fryer pumpkin seed recipe lets you enjoy crispy roasted pumpkin seeds in 15 minutes!
AIR FRYER PUMPKIN SEEDS RECIPE
Do you love roasted pumpkin seeds? Yeah, me too! Air Fryer Pumpkin seeds are THE best! For us, October is the one time of the year that we enjoy this snack. Though I wish that I could enjoy it all year long.
We still have fun picking pumpkins with the kids. We have however, started to get even busier and the kids have less interest in carving them for Halloween.
The past two years we have been so very busy with soccer. I recently saw a meme on Facebook that hit close to home! It made me laugh hysterically! But the Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds motivate me to get those pumpkins carved.
If you are a busy sports family, I am sure you can relate! So this weekend, we finally had a weekend off. No games, no tournaments. So we harvested all the pumpkin seeds from our pumpkins! Yay for making Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds!
We decided that we’d give them a try in our most favorite piece of kitchen equipment! This was the BEST decision ever. The Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds turned out crisp and perfect! I am so excited for you to try this!
PUMPKIN SEEDS 101
So what do you think is in that little pumpkin seed? It is actually packed with nutrients! You can benefit from healthy fats, magnesium and zinc when you snack on Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds.
If you remove the outer white-ish shell from the pumpkin seed, you will find the inside seed. That seed is often green, flat and oval!
INGREDIENTS IN AIR FRYER PUMPKIN SEEDS
Pumpkin seeds - Of Course! Pull them out of your jack-o-lantern and wash and dry them.
Butter - You can use oil or another dairy free butter alternative if you prefer.
Garlic salt - this adds a lot of wonderful flavor!
If you have any questions about the Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds ingredients, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRIED PUMPKIN SEEDS
- Get the seeds! Harvest seeds from pumpkin. Wash seeds.
- Boil the seeds. Put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. When water starts to boil, boil the pumpkin seeds for 5 minutes. Drain.
- Prepare seeds. Put pumpkin seeds into bowl. Toss with butter and garlic salt.
- Air Fry Them. Put seeds into air fryer basket. Air Fry for 15 minutes at 360 degrees F. Shake half way through.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds recipe below.
WHAT CAN YOU ACTUALLY COOK IN AN AIR FRYER?
The options of what you can cook in this amazing appliance are truly endless! You know I’m crazy over this recipe, but we’ve also cooked tofu, potatoes, french fries, Brussel sprouts and more! Anything that your taste buds want to try straight out of this gadget, give it a go!
While we don’t eat meat in our family, that doesn’t mean that you can’t cook up some fried chicken, chicken tenders, or anything else beer battered or deep fried to that perfect golden brown that you love and that you want with ease in the air fryer basket.
The great part about cooking with an air fryer? The cook time is a breeze. Like literally no time…at all.
I have been experimenting with all types of food and some beautiful green tomatoes caught my eye at our local market. I just had to try them in the power air fryer!
For us, we love to use our Power AirFryer XL (affiliate ad link) Yes, so that makes all of our air fryer recipes, specifically power air fryer xl recipes!
OTHER PUMPKIN RECIPES TO TRY
Keto Pumpkin Bars are wonderful as a dessert, snack, or even a quick breakfast, oh, and they're healthy too!
For a sweet twist, try making Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds.
HOW EASY IS IT TO USE THE AIR FRYER?
When I say it’s super simple, it’s simple. You literally set the temp, figure out the time, and wait for that food to be done.
Is there any other appliance out there that is as simple as that? And clean-up? A total breeze.
If appliances were made to help you out in the kitchen and save you time, this power air fryer xl does just that. You’ll be working in the kitchen so much less with the use of this appliance!
AIR FRYER SUCCESS EACH AND EVERY TIME
I’ve owned my air fryer now for a while, and I have to be honest…I’ve yet to find a recipe that I don’t love. And did I mention how simple it is?
To say I’m a creature of habit is an understatement. I love being able to cook a meal and know with confidence that it’s going to taste amazing each and every time.
With the Air Fryer, I absolutely have no doubts. I know that from the moment I press start, to the moment that I remove the food from the machine, it will be cooked to perfection each and every time.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY AIR FRYER?
That is a great question and it will vary by model. For our power fryer Xl we have a removable inner basket. So we can hand wash each basket individually.
The inside of the air fryer really shouldn’t get dirty. If it does, let it COOL completely. Then take a damp rag and wipe out the inside. Cleaning your oil less fryer is easy! I promise they are easy to clean!
MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES TO TRY
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are one of the first recipes I mastered in my air fryer, and one of my most popular posts! If you aren't making potatoes in your air fryer, you're missing out.
Air Fryer Risotto Balls make a delicious and impressive appetizer or starter for a meal.
Still don’t have an air fryer of your own? Be sure to check out our air fryer reviews from several of the top models out there.
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Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds
- 2 c fresh pumpkin seeds harvested directly from pumpkin and cleaned
- 1.5 T butter dairy or dairy free
- ½ t garlic salt
- Harvest seeds from pumpkin. Wash seeds.
- Put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. When water starts to boil, boil the pumpkin seeds for 5 minutes. Drain.
- Put pumpkin seeds into bowl. Toss with butter and garlic salt.
- Put seeds into air fryer basket. Air Fry for 15 minutes at 360 degrees F. Shake half way through.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
When we started posting air fryer recipes years ago, people were so excited! It’s hard to believe so much time has passed. I think we probably were using the air fryer before it even became the “cool” new kitchen gadget that everybody loves! When it comes down to it, we have lots of air fryer recipes that we love, but a few stick out when I think about favorites!
Making Jalapeno Poppers is a huge treat when using your air fryer! You are going to love this recipe and you can even make them ahead a time (just prep them), freeze them and then thaw/cook when ready to eat! If you are looking for some delicious air fryer side dish recipes check out Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potato In Air Fryer, Air Fryer Corn on the Cob and Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes.
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Oh, man! I wish I had discovered this article about 10 days earlier! I have an air fryer and am always looking for new ways to use it.
Ha, sorry, we are late to the game. We literally just came up with this idea!
What a great idea to do with all those leftover pumpkin seeds after Halloween. So much you can do with them as well after you have air fried them!
One of the perks of carving pumpkins is making the seeds into a great tasting snack. Having an air fryer to make them sounds a lot more simple. What a great idea!
Its a bonus of carving pumpkins for sure!
Oh you are totally making me want to get an air fryer now! I love pumpkin seeds - they're the main reason I carve pumpkins every year!
Me too! ha!
Pumpkin seeds are one of my Mom's favorite snacks. Sweet memory. 🙂 I would love to make this, but I need to get me an air fryer first.
I have some sweet memories like that too! Sometimes it just makes us stop and smile 🙂
So that's what you do with those cute little seeds!! So far, we have roasted them or thrown them away b/c...well, they are slimy!
They ARE slimy! But after you roast them they are crunchy! YUM for crunch, ewww for slim!
My kids love to cook pumpkin seeds! I dont have an air fryer but I think I need one! #xmaslist
Yes, for sure you need one this year!
We love making pumpkin seeds every year. I don't have an air fryer, but this sounds like an awesome and convenient way to dry the seeds. I think I'll have to add an air fryer to my holiday wish list!
Such a fun way!
Yet another reasson to get a n air fryer. I just found a pumpkin seed recipe that I loved.
Yes, you need one!
I love going to the pumpkin patch with my family, picking out the perfect pumpkin, gutting it out and roasting the seeds. I never knew that it could be done with an air fryer. Now I have to try this!
Hope that you enjoy!
These look delicious! We got an air fryer last month and are absolutely obsessed with it!
We are obsessed too!
This looks like a great way to prepare pumpkin seeds. I pulled the pumpkin seeds from our pumpkins this year and cleaned them, but I still need to roast them!
Using the air fryer for this is such a game changer! So easy and perfectly crisp!
Agreed, it is a total game changer!
This is SO awesome!! I love pumpkin seeds!
I love them too!
Oh yum, I’ve never tried to make this on my own. I should! I normally buy pumpkin seeds already toasted but this would be so much better.
I know, I can't wait for pumpkin season again!
What a great idea! Healthy and delicious snack!
These are my favorite fall treats! I never thought to make them in the air fryer.
Yay, we love this treat too! Be sure to enjoy this fall!
I wish I would have come across this when pumpkin was in season. I am pinning this for next year.
Thanks for pinning!
What about seeds from a spaghetti squash? They look and smell the same.
That's a great question, I am not sure. I would give it a try!
OHMYGOSH!!!! these are the best pumpkin seeds i have ever made! I love my air fryer and i would highly recommend this recipe to anyone. I normally dont leave reviews but with this i had to!! WOW just wow!! SO delicious. Just be sure to not overload your air fryer if you have lots of seeds, do batches!
Lindsey, thank you for coming back and leaving a review! I really appreciate it and it makes my heart so happy! So glad you loved our air fryer pumpkin seeds!
I like the butter and garlic, but mine was overdone in 10 min at 360 degrees. I have a Cuisinart. Maybe it's faster? IDK, but I like 'em and I used spaghetti squash seeds.
Thanks Tracy! I am guessing that spaghetti squash seeds may be thinner and will take less time. I bet that is why they were over done. I have only tested this recipe on pumpkin seeds. Thank you for letting me know about the other type of seeds! Glad you liked them! Butter and garlic sound delicious!
Such a great idea to do these in the air fryer! I don’t boil my seeds and I mix them with just a little olive oil and some soy sauce. I have an Air Ninja and they roasted very quickly...I shook after 5 minutes and only put them back in for another 2-3. Yum!
So glad you loved it!! Thanks for coming back and letting me know your experience with these air fryer pumpkin seeds!
Just curious what the rationale is for boiling the seeds before air frying them. I've been roasting pumpkin seeds for decades without boiling them first. Thanks in advance.
Hi John :). Great question, we've done it both ways, but feel the quick boil makes the seeds a touch more tender inside. It also adds moisture to the seed which helps the outer shell crisp up more in the air fryer. So we are going for that super crisp outside with a slightly but tender but will crisp inside :). You can totally avoid the boil step if you want, we just like how it adds a bit of dimension to the pumpkin seed and outer shell :). I hope that helps! Have a great weekend!