Buttery Toasted Pecans

Buttery Toasted PecansRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller


Patiently roasting pecans (the entire 25 minutes!) at 325° to coax out their flavor and essential oils takes them from good to great.



Makes 4 cups
Total time: 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes


1/4 cup butter, melted
4 cups pecan halves
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper


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.