Monday, September 30, 2013

Roasted Pumpkin/Squash Seeds

I love roasting pumpkin seeds every fall.  My mom roasted them when I was growing up so I feel like it's a tradition.  I could eat them year round, but the two pumpkins we buy every year never seem to have enough seeds to last us very long.

When my mom came to visit me a few years ago she made some delicious acorn squash with apples for dinner.  She saved the seeds from the squash and roasted them up.  They were so yummy and I couldn't believe I never thought of doing that.  I always threw the seeds away.  Now they're a favorite snack at our house.  My kids always groan when they see I'm making squash for dinner but they get super excited when they see me roasting up the seeds for a snack.  Those tasty little seeds get gobbled up quickly at our house.

Not only do seeds make a healthy snack but they are loaded with fiber, protein, vitamin and minerals.  So the next time you're carving a pumpkin or making squash for dinner be sure to save the seeds!

Roasted Pumpkin or Squash Seeds

1 cup squash or pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Rinse seeds in cold water and make sure all the the pulp and strings are removed.  Drain and pat dry.  Stir seeds in a bowl with remaining ingredients making sure they are fully coated.  Place seeds in a single layer on a baking tray (I like to place parchment paper underneath for easy clean up).  Bake in a 250 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until brown and crispy (pumpkin seeds may take an extra 15-20 minutes).

Printable recipe



  1. Thank you for posting! I have to look up a recipe every year!!!

  2. Ice always heard these are good! Must try them this year! Thanks for linking up with Life Created Tuesdays! This week's party goes live tonight :)

  3. Hi Amy! Yum! I love pumpkin seeds! I haven't peeked around yet, but I see you like healthy recipes. We'd live for you to link some up at Tips and a tricks Tuesdays where we share healthy living / weight loss advice. We always love a good, healthy recipe! Thanks!


  4. I haven't had roasted pumpkin seeds in forever


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