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Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"These air-fried pumpkin seeds are wonderfully crunchy with just a hint of smoky flavor. Best served cold."
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1 h servings 233
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place pumpkin seeds in a small colander and rinse well.
  2. Lay 2 sheets of paper towels on a plate. Place pumpkin seeds on the towels and cover with 2 more paper towels. Press down to remove most of the water. Let dry for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  4. Transfer seeds to a medium bowl. Add avocado oil, paprika, and salt. Use a medium spoon to mix. Place the seeds in the air fryer basket and cook for 35 minutes, shaking the basket frequently. Watch carefully during the last 5 minutes; the pumpkin seeds can go from perfectly cooked to burned very quickly.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Olive oil may be substituted for avocado oil.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 233 calories; 20.2 7.4 9.9 0 395 Full nutrition

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I skipped step 1 & 2 , I don't think it was necessary. I did find the pumpkin seeds a bit on the salty side. Next time I will cut the salt back to 1/2 tsp. I had to line my air fryer basket with...