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Smoked Pumpkin Seeds

Fall is here, and that means it is time for pumpkins everything! These Smoked & Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are a perfect way to celebrate the season and have a great snack all at once.

Traeger Smoked and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Want a fun snack for your kids lunches or as a highlight for your next fall charcuterie board? Pick up some raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds and fire up your pellet grill or smoker, because these smoked and roasted pumpkin seeds are a huge hit!

Roasted pumpkin seeds are always popular around here in the fall. We usually just pick them up at the store, but not anymore. These were simple to make, you can make endless variations depending on what you’re in the mood for and what your favorite rub-of-the-moment is, and the smoke flavor works so well with the tender pumpkin seeds!

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Traeger Pumpkin Seeds shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • avocado oil
  • savory bbq rub (we used Momofuku Tingly Salt)

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How to make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds on the pellet grill

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



We’re going for 180° at this point. Or somewhere around there.



Toss the raw, dry pumpkin seeds with your avocado oil. Spread evenly over a grill-safe baking sheet and sprinkle with the seasoning. Shake the pan a bit and sprinkle some more.



Smoke the seeds at 180° for 30 minutes.



Turn the heat up to 325° and cook for an additional 30-45 minutes.


Cool and Eat

Let cook for as long as you can stand it and then chow! These are great little snacks, and work perfectly on a charcuterie board.

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Smoked Pumpkin Seeds FAQ

How do you store leftovers?

Store these in an airtight container for 3-4 days. They will likely be fine beyond that, but they didn’t last that long around here!

Are there any substitutions for the tingly salt?

Yup! You can use whatever tasty bbq rub you have on hand. You can even just use plain old sea salt if you’d like. Customize these according to your own preferences and tastes. Like spicy? Throw on a spicy BBQ rub.

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Yield: 8 servings

Smoked Pumpkin Seeds

Smoked Pumpkin Seeds

These simple smoked and roasted pumpkin seeds are a perfect snack for fall!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 3 cups raw dry pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon savory bbq rub (we used Tingly Salt from Momofuku and it was amazing)


  1. Preheat your Traeger to 180°.
  2. Toss the pumpkin seeds with the oil and lay out on a grill-safe baking sheet. Sprinkle with the seasoning mixture, and shake the pan to cover all the seeds.
  3. Smoke at 180° for 30 minutes. Then, turn the heat up to 325°. Continue cooking for an additional 30-45 minutes, until the seeds are as crunchy as you prefer.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 212mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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