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Monster Munchies

Magically transform squash or pumpkin seeds into a spellbinding snack with ranch salad dressing mix. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 cups


  • 3 cups fresh pumpkin or squash seeds, washed and drained
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup ranch salad dressing mix


  • In a large skillet, saute seeds in oil for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer seeds to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with salad dressing mix; stir to coat. Spread in a single layer. Bake at 325° for 10-15 minutes or until crisp. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 350 calories, 23g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 481mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 9g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • butterfly3gayle
    Oct 8, 2010

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    Oct 26, 2009

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  • MagnoliaWhisper
    Sep 21, 2009

    mmm this sounds good. I have been looking at the spaghetti squash seeds, they look so much like pumpkin seeds. Do you know if you can use them in this recipe? I've never baked Spaghetti squash seeds. I've only ever baked pumpkin I'm not sure.