Roasting Butternut Squash Seeds

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Have you ever wondered if the seeds you just scraped out of that Butternut Squash are edible?  Yes, they are! And just a few simple steps will get you from squash to snack.

Step 1:  Preheat the oven to 300 °F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

preheat to 300

parchment-lined baking sheet


Step 2:  Slice the butternut squash from stem to bottom.  Scrape the seeds into a colander.

slicing butternut squash    scraping butternut seeds


Step 3:  Pull most of the flesh from the seeds, then rinse the seeds under cold, running water.  Pat dry on a clean towel. 

rinsing butternut seeds  pat dry butternut seeds


Step 4:  Spread the seeds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and roast at 300 °F for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool before serving. 

     butternut seeds on baking sheet  roasted butternut seeds in a bowl


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