Buttery Toasted Pecans


If winter songs on the radio have you eager to roast something over an open fire, our toasted pecans recipe might be right up your alley. Sure, there's technically no open flame involved, but these warm buttered pecans are sure to put you in the holiday spirit regardless. The ideal little nibble to serve alongside holiday drinks or your fall tailgate spread, our Buttery Toasted Pecan recipe is simple to toss together. Ready in just 35 minutes, the hardest part of this quick appetizer recipe may be patiently waiting while the nuts are roasting, especially as the warm, nutty aroma fills your home. To coax out their flavor and essential oils fully, though, you'll need to leave them roasting at 325 degrees for the full 25 minutes. We promise you it's worth the wait.Whether you're serving these toasted pecans as a seasonal snack or using them as a topping on your favorite pie, we're sure you and your guests will go nuts for this simple nut recipe.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 cups
Buttery Toasted Pecans
Photo: Iain Bagwell


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 4 cups pecan halves

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Toss together butter and pecans. Spread pecans in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan; bake 25 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with salt and pepper, tossing to coat. Cool completely. Store up to 1 week.

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