Italian Spice Toasted Butternut Squash Seeds

Italian Spiced Butternut Squash Seeds

  • Author: Jennifer Stewart
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


Forget toasting pumpkin seeds, try the seeds from your butternut squash.  You usually throw them away but save them this time and make a tasty snack!



1/4 cup olive oil

3 garlic cloves (peeled)

Seeds from a large butternut squash (about 3/4 cup)

1 tablespoon Homemade Italian Seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper


Put the olive oil in a small saucepan and heat to low.

Add the garlic cloves and let them steep for 10 minutes.

Remove the cloves and save for another use.

Clean and dry your seeds if you haven’t already and preheat your oven to 375F.

Toss your seeds with the oil and seasonings.

Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.

Watch them carefully as every oven is different. Some may take longer or shorter!

When they are just starting to turn golden brown, remove from the oven and cool.

Store in an airtight container until ready to eat!


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  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Butternut Squash, Seeds, Italian seasoning, Snacks