How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds (works for other squashes too)

How to Roast Squash Seeds
Roasted acorn squash seeds. Yum!

Whenever I cut open a fresh winter squash (pumpkin, butternut, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and so on), the first thing I do is scoop out all of the seeds.

 

Did you know that with just a little bit of extra effort, you can roast those seeds and make a delicious, nutritious snack? Next time, instead of scooping those seeds into your compost or garbage, scoop them onto a baking sheet instead.

 

Here’s How to Roast Squash Seeds:

 

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds (works for other squashes too)

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds (works for other squashes too)

Ingredients

  • 1 winter squash (such as pumpkin, acorn, or spaghetti)
  • Coconut oil, melted
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the squash in half (or cut the top off, if you’re planning to carve the squash into a jack-o-lantern).
  2. Remove the seeds from the center of the squash.
  3. Optional step: remove the strings from the seeds (I just leave them – they taste good roasted, and are good for you too).
  4. Toss the seeds with coconut oil, to coat, and salt to taste.
  5. Place the squash seeds on a baking tray.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
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Roasted Squash Seeds

 

1 winter squash (such as pumpkin, acorn, or spaghetti)
Coconut oil, melted (Available HERE)
Salt, to taste (I use THIS)

 

Cut the squash in half (or cut the top off, if you’re planning to carve the squash into a jack-o-lantern).

Remove the seeds from the center of the squash.

Optional step: remove the strings from the seeds (I just leave them – they taste good roasted, and are good for you too).

Toss the seeds with coconut oil, to coat, and salt to taste.

Place the squash seeds on a baking tray.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

 

 

Do you save and eat your squash seeds?

3 thoughts on “How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds (works for other squashes too)

  1. Tracey

    Did not know about squash. Thanks

    • You’re welcome! You should try roasting the pumpkin seeds from your jack-o-lantern. I bet you and Andrew will both enjoy them. 🙂

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