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The right way to Roast Squash Seeds

The right way to Roast Squash Seeds: Sugar and Spice Butternut Squash Seeds

A simple and scrumptious snack that’s so simple as roasting the seeds from any sort of squash with cinnamon sugar and cayenne pepper.

Launch the gourds!

Apologies for my lame seasonal joke on the abundance of pumpkin and squash recipes circling the blogosphere as of late.

Which is superior as a result of it’s not August it’s clearly the suitable time of yr.

Which brings us to roasting seeds past the standard pumpkin seeds.

I imply, it is sensible that you may roast butternut squash, spaghetti squash and acorn squash seeds, too, proper? However why I haven’t performed so till this yr is a thriller.

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Serena wrote a fab submit final yr known as The right way to Cook dinner Pumpkin Seeds in quarter-hour which has tons of suggestions that may additionally apply to different squash and gourd seeds.

The one distinction? Squash seeds are usually smaller than pumpkin so that they don’t take as lengthy to prepare dinner (and I wish to roast them at a decrease temperature – 375 levels F vs. 400.)

how to roast spaghetti squash seeds

So, after whipping up this Butternut Squash Fettuccine Alfredo final week, I got down to roast the seeds and got here up with this tremendous simple sugar and spice combine. (Notice: about 1 medium butternut squash or 2 small spaghetti squash = 1/2 cup of seeds.)




  • 1/2 cup butternut squash, spaghetti squash or acorn squash seeds
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 levels Fahrenheit.
  2. Coat baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine collectively oil, sugar, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Add the seeds and toss properly. Evenly unfold seeds out on tray.
  4. Roast for about 15 – 20 minutes, stirring a couple of instances (hold a detailed eye on them as they will burn shortly.)
  5. Cool and serve.

I couldn’t cease consuming these infants as soon as they got here out of the oven (a lot for sprinkling them over a salad or soup.)

Guess I must make one other batch – good factor these gourds will probably be in season for awhile now.

how to roast butternut squash seeds

Do you ever roast pumpkin seeds or any sort of squash seeds? How do you wish to season them?



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