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Southern Roasted Pecans Recipe

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This is my grandmother’s recipe.  She has 10 acres of Pecan Trees, but when I was growing up they had over 50 acres…. consequently, I have quite a few pecan recipes.  HA!  However, the roasted pecans recipe has been passed down for generations.  My great-grandmother could make them over the fire and my mother makes hers in the microwave!  The ingredients have remained constant, the love has remained constant, the rich flavor of the pecans has remained constant!  The only change is the cooking tool. 🙂

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this Southern Roasted Pecans Recipe has been passed down for generations!

If you keep these Southern Roasted Pecans in a sealed glass jar, they will last for a very long time – I make them for birthday parties and Holidays as they are a great snack to keep the hungry quiet while the adults visit.  If you swing by my Grandmaw’s, she will have some on hand and a nice glass of sweet tea for you.  Southern Roasted Pecans are a tradition down here that is not going to die with me!


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My boys know how and I am working on teaching them some other “grandmaw’s favorite” recipes already!

Southern Roasted Pecans Recipe

Southern Roasted Pecans Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Roasted Pecans is an easy appetizer recipe that will leave your house smelling yummy!


  • 5 cups shelled Pecans
  • ½ stick margarine
  • Salt to taste (this means quite a bit of salt!)


  1. Preheat oven to 250.
  2. Fill cast iron skillet half full of pecans.
  3. Salt to taste.
  4. Add butter (or margarine) to top, in pats
  5. Bake for 30 mins, stirring every 10 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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  1. Lodge LCC3 Logic Pre-Seasoned Combo Cooker
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  3. Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Glass Cookie/Candy Jar, 1-Gallon

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Amy Vangemert

Thursday 16th of December 2021

Our family has made these for years and years. They are everyone’s favorite gift and the perfect snack all through the holidays. I’ve made them for friends and they always say that they are their favorite most addicting treat! Trust me…. They are to die for!


Thursday 30th of September 2021

You didn’t mention the butter? At what point to add all or half? The other half of the pecans were not mentioned either, does the butter cover both halves of the pecans or do I use more butter for the second half?

Kelli Miller

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

You put all the pecans at once. The skillet needs to be large enough so that when the 5 cups are in it, it is only about half-full. Sorry for the butter, I have updated the recipe. :-)


Sunday 26th of January 2020

Thanks for this recipe! Amazing!1


Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Toasted pecans are the quintessential Southern snack. I add a dash of cayenne pepper and use kosher or sea salt. This is my go-to snack and a must-have on an olive and cheese tray.

Terre Gildon

Thursday 30th of November 2017

How deep do you put the pecans in the skillet? Would a pound be too many at one time?

Kelli Miller

Friday 1st of December 2017

as long as they fit and you can easily stir them, it is fine :-)

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