Monster Munchies Recipe
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Monster Munchies Recipe

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Magically transform squash or pumpkin seeds into a spellbinding snack with ranch salad dressing mix.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large skillet, saute seeds in oil for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer seeds to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-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. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Monster Munchies in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p17

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Reviewed 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."

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