Healthy Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Find healthy, delicious pumpkin seed recipes, including recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds, granola, bread and more healthy recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Vegetarian Chopped Power Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Cilantro adds color and flavor when blended to make a creamy dressing. Serve this healthy salad for lunch or dinner.
By Carolyn Casner

Banana Energy Bites

Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack, these energy bites will keep you fueled.

Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Halloumi

Take advantage of healthy convenience foods, such as pureed vegetable soups, to make a healthy meal in minutes. We enhance the flavor of boxed butternut squash soup with curry powder, then top it with irresistible halloumi cheese. Serve with warm whole-grain pita bread.

Crispy Chickpea Grain Bowl with Lemon Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars
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Our favorite part of these vegetarian grain bowls is the tangy lemon vinaigrette, which ties together a satisfying combo of quinoa, toasted pumpkin seeds, and roasted chickpeas and kale. Whip them up for easy meal-prep lunches or a healthy and satisfying dinner.

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Soup

Simmer up a light and tasty fall soup, made creamy with coconut milk and Greek yogurt.

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Rating: 5 stars
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By leaving out the carb-heavy tortilla wrap, this chicken burrito bowl is made diabetic-friendly.

Pumpkin Seed Salmon with Maple-Spice Carrots

Because this one-pan meal is ready in just 35 minutes, it's a good choice for a healthy recipe after you've had a long day at the office. Maple-spiced carrots cook alongside pepita-crusted salmon fillets and deliver amazing taste and nutrition in a dinner the whole family will devour.

Seeded Whole-Grain Quick Bread

Rating: 3.82 stars
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Bake this healthy, seedy loaf on Sunday and you can enjoy it all week--if it doesn't disappear first. This quick bread recipe is the perfect vehicle for both sweet and savory toppings, so try it as avocado toast one day and with honey the next. Store it tightly wrapped, as all the seeds make it a little more apt to dry out than typical whole-wheat breads.

Pumpkin Seeds with Everything Bagel Seasoning

Rating: 5 stars
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Everything bagel spices give these roasted pumpkin seeds an extra hit of flavor that's delicious any time of day.

Super-Seed Snack Bars

Rating: 3.5 stars
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Thanks to a mix of pumpkin, sunflower, hemp and chia seeds, these healthy snack bars are packed with protein, fiber, minerals and healthy fats. Because these bars pack well, they're great for taking along on all-day adventures.

Grandpa's Homemade Granola

Once you make this super-nutty, not-too-sweet granola, courtesy of Chris Johnson, father of EatingWell's social media editor Sophie Johnson, you'll never go back to store-bought. Nuts, seeds, coconut, dried fruit, Rice Krispies--this easy granola recipe has it all. Feel free to mix and match your favorite add-ins based on what's in your kitchen.

No-Sugar-Added Sweet Potato Casserole

Instead of loading up this comfort food side with tons of brown sugar and marshmallows, we have turned to sweet spices, vanilla and inherently sweet dried fruit to enhance the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes. A topping of pecans and pepitas replaces traditional marshmallow topping to keep it healthy and add texture and color for a beautiful casserole.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Roasting pumpkin seeds perfectly doesn’t have to be difficult. Here’s how to do it so that they come out great!
Picking the Right Pumpkins for Cooking
Get the lowdown from Vermont farmers on how to find the right types of pumpkins for delicious recipes for fresh-cooked pie and more!

Sweet & Savory Hummus Plate

Fresh veggies with dip, juicy fruit and even a sweet treat make up this easy-to-make picnic dinner that's great for packing up or enjoying at home. Plus, this combo excludes the most common allergens and food intolerances (it's free from dairy, eggs, soy, nuts and gluten) so just about everyone should be able to enjoy it without worrying.