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Toasted pecans on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
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How to Toast Pecans

When you learn How to Toast Pecans, you have the perfect addition to so many recipes! It is quick and easy to roast plain or seasoned pecans in a pan in the oven or on the stovetop in a skillet until they are crispy with a delicious crunch.

Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 196 kcal


  • 1-4 cups pecans raw
  • Butter or oil optional
  • Salt or seasoning ingredients optional


  1. If using butter, oil, or seasoning ingredients, toss pecans in the mixture until lightly coated.

Toasting Pecans in the Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a large, lightly colored baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place pecan halves in a single layer on the sheet.
  4. Toast pecans in preheat oven for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Toasting Pecans in a Pan

  1. Heat a medium to large, non-stick dry skillet over medium-low heat.

  2. Add no more than 1 cup of pecans to the skillet in a single layer.

  3. Toast pecans for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Recipe Notes


  • To Store: Place toasted pecans in an airtight container. They will last for up to 3-4 months if stored at room temperature, or up to 6 months if stored in the refrigerator
  • To Freeze: Seal in a freezer-safe airtight container and freeze for up to a year.
Nutrition Facts
How to Toast Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Potassium 116mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 16IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.