How to Bake Acorn Squash Seeds


Acorn squash is delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare, but if you're throwing the seeds down the garbage disposal, you're missing out on a yummy snack. Next time you cook acorn squash, save the seeds, mix them with a couple of simple ingredients and bake them in a hot oven. Acorn squash seeds are a healthy, portable snack.

Step 1

Remove the seeds from the acorn squash with a metal spoon. Place the seeds in a colander and wash them in cool water as you remove the fiber and pulp.

Step 2

Spread the seeds on a thick layer of paper towels and pat the seeds dry.

Step 3

Place the squash seeds in a small mixing bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon of olive or vegetable oil for every cup of squash seeds. Add about half a teaspoon of salt or your favorite seasoning, to taste.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Step 5

Spread the acorn squash seeds on the baking sheet. Bake the seeds for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 6

Remove the squash seeds from the oven and allow them to cool. Place the seeds in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator.

Things You'll Need

  • Acorn squash seeds
  • Colander
  • Paper towels
  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Small bowl
  • Vegetable or olive oil
  • Salt or other seasoning
  • Airtight container


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M.H. Dyer is a long-time writer, editor and proofreader. She has been a contributor to the East-Oregonian Newspaper and See Jane Run magazine, and is author of a memoir, “The Tumbleweed Chronicles, a Sideways Look at Life." She holds an Master of Fine Arts from National University, San Diego.