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Roasted Pecans Recipe

One of our favorite snacks and a perfect little nibble for the holidays, tailgating events, or other parties are these simple roasted pecan halves. They really are so simple to make that I’m not sure I should even call it a recipe. I had never thought of including them here on my blog because they are so simple, but then a friend called me the other day and asked me how I made them. A few days later we made a big sheet pan of roasted pecans for my husband to take with him to the local college football game. He came home with an empty container telling me how much the guys loved them and that they asked him how they were made.

If you already know how to make these little bites of deliciousness, then you could take a few minutes to check out some of our other great tailgating recipes or appetizers instead. I’ll understand.

But if you haven’t made these before, you really should pick up some pecans soon to make these roasted pecan halves.

I’m roasting up a large batch of them so that I can grab them as a snack instead of all that Halloween candy that is mocking me in my pantry. I know it is in there and it sure is tempting me.

These roasted pecans also make a great addition to a salad or even a big bowl of oatmeal. I have another special treat coming up soon with them that is just perfect for the holidays. So be on the lookout for gorgeous pecan halves in your area.

You know, roasted pecans really just can’t be beat in my book. It may be because we fight the squirrels for them tooth and toe nail all throughout the fall so when we have enough pecans that I can roast or include in a Southern Pecan Pie, I know we’ve won a portion of the battle – for now. But it’s more than that. Pecans are good for you, too.

Did you know that a one ounce serving of pecans includes over 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, potassium and zinc? Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ranked pecans in the top 20 out of 100 foods for antioxidant capacity. At 196 calories and 2.7 grams of dietary fiber, pecans are a great natural food to include in our diets. To learn more about the health benefits of pecans, visit the Georgia Pecan Commission.

By the way, the Georgia Pecan Commission doesn’t know who I am. I just love pecans and love sharing about this wonderful nut and supporting pecan growers, because they probably have even bigger squirrel issues than I do.

Here’s how I make these simple roasted pecan halves.

4.88 from 24 votes

Simple Roasted Pecan Halves Recipe

Appetizers 25 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 12
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Roasted pecans make everything better. A quick, delicious recipe for roasted pecan halves that are great as an appetizer, snack, or on your favorite salad.

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place pecan halves on a half sheet pan or cookie sheet, being sure to spread evenly on the pan.
  • Break pats of butter into small pieces and place on pecan halves.
  • Sprinkle salt all over the pecans.
  • Place pan into oven and bake for 10 minutes, then stir gently, turning the pecans as you stir.
  • Cook another 10 minutes, watching carefully to make sure they do not over brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. I’m definitely going to make this recipe. The grocery cha where we shop no longer carries them, and I’m jonesing.
    In the nutritional information, you didn’t indicate what the serving size is.

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks so much. Knew there had to be a way without a bunch of hoopla. You’ve spotlighted it. 🙂

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