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Bowl of roasted pepitas.
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5 from 24 votes

Easy Oil-Free Roasted Pepitas

Roasted pepitas are easy to make without oil. Use them to add a flavorful crunch to salads and soups, or eat them as a healthy snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican-inspired
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, pepitas, pumpkin seeds, roasted pepitas, vegan, wfpb, whole food plant based
Diet: gluten-free, nut-free, oil-free, vegan, wfpb
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 45kcal



  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • If you’re using salt, rinse the pepitas in a mesh strainer and allow any excess water to drain. (Skip this step if you’re not using salt.)
  • Spread the pepitas on the parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer, making sure to break up any clumps that are stuck together.
  • Sprinkle with salt, if using. Start with ⅛ teaspoon and add more if you like them extra salty like I do.
  • Roast for 10 minutes. Take them out of the oven and give them a stir/shake. Roast for another 5-7 minutes, until the pepitas are a nice golden color, but not too dark.
  • Cool the pepitas completely before storing them in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Add roasted pepitas to salads or soups for a crunchy topping, or eat them as a snack.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg