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Spicy Squash Seeds Recipe (Low Carb)

Spicy good and crispy! With only four ingredients and 15 minutes you can be snacking!

Love Pumpkin Seeds? Then try these Spicy Squash Seeds! They are so so spicy good and crispy! Four ingredients and 15 minutes and you can be snacking!


One of my favorite things about Fall is the return of butternut squash! After cutting and slicing them up, I couldn’t bring myself to throw away those gorgeous seeds! I’m so glad I didn’t. Spicy squash seeds are so crisp and tasty and a great low calorie snack.

Cutting squash is tough work, so think of all the seeds inside as the reward for your aching hands! All you need to do is throw them on a sheet pan, season and bake. It’s that easy! Want to know how to easily cut them up, check out How To Easily Peel and Seed Butternut Squash.


You’ll only need 4 ingredients to make this tasty snack!

  • Squash Seeds
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Sugar
  • Butter

This recipe is totally adaptive. Use the same method to make roasted pumpkin seeds and easily switch out the seasonings if you like to these favorites or any of your own.

  • Chili Powder
  • Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • Chili Lime Seasoning
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Barbecue Seasoning
Love Pumpkin Seeds? Then you will just go crazy for these Spicy Squash Seeds! They are so so spicy good and crispy! 4 ingredients and 15 minutes and you are snacking!


This Spicy Squash Seed Recipe may have you reaching for squash as a side dish just a little more often. How bad could that be?

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Spicy Squash Seeds Recipe

Spicy and Crispy, these yummy roasted seeds will have you reaching for more!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 42kcal

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  • 3/4 cup squash seeds, from 2 butternut squash, fibers removed
  • 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • On a shallow baking pan, place seeds in a mound in the center. On the top of the mound, place the butter, cajun seasoning and sugar.
  • Place the baking pan in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, until butter has melted. Remove pan from the oven.
  • Mix seeds, seasoning, sugar and butter until evenly coated. Spread seeds out on baking pan in a single layer.
  • Place pan back in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until seeds are light brown and crisp.
  • Let cool on the pan before serving.


**Chili powder can be substituted for the Cajun Seasoning


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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Love Pumpkin Seeds? Then try these Spicy Squash Seeds! They are so so spicy good and crispy! Four ingredients and 15 minutes and you can be snacking!

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  1. I’ve never tried roasting squash seeds before. I imagine they’re similar to pumpkin seeds. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday.

  2. I bet the Cajun seasoning really pump up the flavor..thanks for the great idea 🙂

  3. Hi Danita, thanks for the kind words! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Yum! These sound great! #SmallVictories

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