Salted Oven Roasted Pecans Recipe

An easy and delicious salted oven roasted pecans recipe. These roasted pecans are the perfect addictive appetizer for parties or gatherings. This simple recipe is ready in under 30 minutes!

salted oven roasted pecans on baking tray

I’ve said it many times, and truly believe it’s true.

Simple is best.

That’s the first thing that came to mind when I decided to share this salted oven roasted pecan recipe. I’m not totally sure it should be called a recipe, because it’s so simple…but we’re calling it that anyway! This is an old family recipe that I first tasted at my in-laws. My husband’s grandmother made these, and after she passed away, her daughters made them. They are a great addition to any gathering, and they make a lovely homemade gift. 

pecans on kitchen towel to make salted oven roasted pecans

​Easy Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  • ​Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. (Optional)
  • Place pecans in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Cut 4 slices of salted butter, 1 tablespoon each.
  • Cut each butter pat into 6 small pieces.
  • Drop butter pieces evenly over pecan halves.
  • Evenly sprinkle the salt over the pecans/butter.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and stir pecans well until all are coated with butter and salt.
  • Return the pecans to one layer on the cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes more.
  • Watch closely at the end so the pecans don’t get too done. You want them to be golden brown.
  • Remove from oven. Cool on cookie sheet to room temperature. 
  • Store in an airtight container or resealable freezer bag.
oven roasted pecans recipe ingredients

​Ingredient Notes

  • I use salted butter, but it’s fine to use unsalted if that’s what you have on hand. There is no need to add extra salt. 
  • We like our pecans buttery, so I use 4 tablespoons of butter. If you would like toasted pecans that are a bit dryer, use less butter. The butter amount can definitely be adjusted to your own taste.  
  • Any kind of salt can be used: kosher salt, sea salt, or pink himalayan salt.
  • To make a double batch, simply double the ingredients and use two baking sheets. 
pecans on baking tray

Variations

  • For a bit more flavor, replace 1/2 teaspoon of the salt with 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning salt.
  • Make cinnamon pecans by using a cinnamon sugar mixture instead of salt. Combine 2 teaspoons granulated sugar,1 teaspoon cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Add to the pecans before baking.
  • For some extra zing, add a few shakes of chili powder or red pepper flakes, or sprinkle worcestershire sauce.
  • Drizzle maple syrup on the pecans before baking and cut the salt amount to 1/2 teaspoon. 
printable labels for oven roasted pecans

Ways To Use Oven Roasted Pecans

  • Eat these delicious nuts just as they are! 
  • Serve them on on your favorite salads, or use them in chicken salad. 
  • Add them to a charcuterie board. 
  • Use them as a topping for ice cream sundaes. 
  • Layer yogurt, fresh fruit, and these pecan pieces to make yogurt parfaits. 
  • For a salty snack, combine these pecans with other nuts, seeds, and dried fruit to make your own homemade trail mix. 
  • Blend these pecans in a food processor to make pecan butter. 
  • Crush salted roasted pecans and use them as a coating for chicken or fish. (One of our local restaurants serves pecan crusted chicken and it’s truly amazing.)
  • My favorite way to serve this easy recipe is to fill a beautiful small bowl. Use your favorite bowl, use something festive for the holidays, or use a wooden pedestal bowl. 

That’s it! Roasting pecans with this oven method is so easy. All you need to make this delicious treat are three simple ingredients, and less than thirty minutes. If you love pecans, this is sure to become one of your favorite recipes. 

jars of oven roasted pecans

If you would like to give this simple snack as a gift, take a look at the free labels I’m offering. The labels come six to a page, and fit the top of an eight ounce mason jar. It’s best to print them on good quality card stock. They can be attached with a piece of double sided tape, or you can punch a small hole in the top of the labels, and tie them onto the jars with twine.

If you would like these labels, just fill out the form that appears at the end of this post, just below my signature. The labels will arrive in your email immediately. *Current OSP subscribers should go ahead and fill out the form, and I’ll send the printable right away. My email company makes sure that you don’t get duplicate subscriptions.

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More Delicious Appetizer Recipes

pecans on baking tray

Salted Oven Roasted Pecans Recipe

Easy and delicious salted oven roasted pecans recipe. These roasted pecans are the perfect appetizer for parties or gatherings. Ready in under 30 minutes!
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4.50 from 8 votes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. package pecan halves
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. (Optional)
  • Place pecans in a single layer on large baking sheet.
  • Cut 4 slices of salted butter, 1 tablespoon each.
  • Cut each butter pat into 6 small pieces.
  • Drop butter pieces evenly over pecan halves.
  • Evenly sprinkle the salt over the pecans/butter.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and stir pecans well until all are coated with butter and salt.
  • Return the pecans to one layer on the baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes more.
  • Watch closely at the end so the pecans don’t get too done.
  • Remove from oven. Cool on the baking sheet.
  • Store in an airtight container or resealable bag.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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18 Comments

  1. Do these need to be refrigerated if prepared two days before serving?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Jen…I’m sure I’m too late in answering this question, but no…they don’t need to be refrigerated. I hope you liked the pecans!

  2. I am so grateful for finding your blog/website. You are so generous in sharing all these ideas an printables at no charge. THANK YOU!

  3. I am so excited to make these and gift them to my neighbors! Thank you so much!

  4. Wanda H McDaniel says:

    Ann, I clicked to download the pecan tags. I believe I resubscribed to your newsletter!
    Is there a different way to order your labels without resubscribing?
    Thanks!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Wanda…you won’t have duplicate subscriptions. And there’s no other way to access the printables at this time. So no worries!

  5. Do you by chance have a sugared pecan recipe and tags?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      No I’m sorry…just the salted pecans.

  6. 3 stars
    I think too much butter is used. I put 2 cups nuts and mine was greasy. Next time I will decrease the amount of butter. Otherwise they were good.

  7. Madhu Chatwani says:

    Thanks for the printable in advance! Easy and tasty!

  8. Ann, your blog is lovely and your recipes are always wonderful. In the last week I have made the rosemary salt, the lavender sugar scrub and these pecans are on my list of to dos for tomorrow. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.

  9. sharon horkey says:

    What a good little gift idea. Good for snacking or salad topping. Can’t wait to try this.

  10. KittyLuvr says:

    This is a keeper recipe for me! I am going to use it for some thank you gifts for a group of friends who always help me out! Thanks for another grand idea!

  11. Karen Mary says:

    Perfect! I was looking for a little gift for an open house that I’ll be hosting this summer. Thanks so much! And yes, the fact that you provided a printable to use is stellar of you! Can you tell us how many jars one recipe will fill? One or two or . . .? Now I’m thinking of Christmas!

  12. Making these ASAP! Can I just add extra salt, as I only use unsalted butter?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Vikki! Honestly, I don’t think you need any extra salt even with unsalted butter. One teaspoon doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s plenty!

  13. These are lovely, Ann! What a nice little take-home gift for dinner guests! Thank you so much!

  14. You are so thoughtful to always include a printable with your ideas to complete the project!