Rosemary Roasted Nuts

rosemary roasted nuts

Hi! I wanted to be sure to let you all know about the rosemary roasted nuts I posted on Better Homes and Gardens’ Delish Dish blog last week. A little bit salty, spicy and sweet, these herbed nuts are proof that sometimes a little bit of butter and sugar go a long way. I should warn you that these nuts are absolutely irresistible. You can find more pictures, preparation notes and my adaptation of the recipe over on my post at the Delish Dish blog.

Speaking of last week, the past several days were a total whirlwind, in the best possible way. I traveled to Salt Lake City for a blog conference called Alt Summit. I’m so glad Melissa, Erin and Heidi peer pressured me into buying a ticket, because I had a grand time hanging out with with them and Kelsey, Jeanine, Maria, Liren and Becky. Quite the talented bunch, no?

rosemary roasted nuts ingredients

Highlights included sitting down for a chat with Jessica Alba (proof!), actress and founder of The Honest Company, a natural, eco-friendly product line. Many thanks to Heidi for offering me a place to stay, and by “place to stay” I mean a bedroom in her gorgeous mountain-side home with enviable marble countertops and three sweet pups (meet Gigi). You all missed out on some seriously incredible butternut squash lasagna with shiitake mushrooms that she made for all of us.

I could ramble on forever but I have a work deadline to meet. I’ll be back soon with some killer quick bread, and maybe that granola recipe I owe you, and then expect a bunch of hearty soups and salads because my jeans are too dang tight. Until then!

Rosemary Roasted Nuts
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Serves: 5½ cups nuts
Sweet, spicy, herbed party nuts. You can't go wrong with these!
  • 1½ cups whole unblanched almonds
  • 1½ cups raw cashews
  • 1½ cups walnuts and/or pecans
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped or snipped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. On a rimmed baking sheet (if you'd like, line it with parchment paper for easier cleanup), mix together all of the nuts. Bake about 12 minutes or until fragrant and toasted, stirring halfway.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chopped rosemary, brown sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir in the melted butter. Drizzle butter mixture over nuts, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve warm or cooled to room temperature. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Recipe minimally adapted from BHG's rosemary roasted nuts, for their Delish Dish blog.



  1. says

    I’m allergic to nuts, but am guessing these would also be great with just seeds. So wonderful to see you at Alt, and I hope our paths cross again very soon!

    • says

      Hi Elizabeth! Running into you at Alt was such a treat. Hope to see you again soon, too. The pepitas in this mix just might have been my favorite, so I bet you would love this spice mixture on roasted seeds!

  2. Grace says

    Yes! Rosemary nuts are my favorite! So glad you had a worthwhile trip. Jealous! Looking forward to both the quick bread and granola (love granola!) so I can pig out until my jeans are too tight and then I’ll just binge on your soups and salads. Win win :)

  3. says

    Those nuts, those nuts, look deevine. Why didn’t we make some of those to snack on along with all that dang cheese? Had such a great time with you this week, with the late night chats and early am wake up calls and sharing your tricks and tips. You’re so glad you left when you did, the airport shut down and we had 10 inches of snow!

    • says

      Oh my, I’m glad I got out in time! They did have to de-ice the plane before we left, but it was kind of fun to watch them spray down the wings in neon colors. Thanks again for hosting me. I owe you big time.

  4. says

    Those nuts look great Kate! I love the first photo. I’d never heard of the Alt Summit before (maybe I live under a rock and didn’t realize it) but it sounds like a fantastic conference! I’ve wanted to go to a blogger conference ever since I started my blog but haven’t had a chance yet. Maybe that will be my first!

    • says

      Thanks, Angela! Alt Summit is geared more towards design/fashion bloggers, so that’s probably why you haven’t heard it in food blog land. :) I might go to BlogHer Food this summer. If I do, I hope to see you there!

  5. says

    Sounds like a seriously awesome time with some of my favorite bloggers! Now off to go check out those nuts. (And yes…I’m aware of how wrong that sounds.)

  6. says

    Fabulous flavors! Now, take half the batch and spin it into nut butter then put it on everrrything. You won’t be sorry. :) Sounds like you had a great time at Alt!

    • says

      Good question, Kurt. Alt was my first blogger conference and it was more geared towards lifestyle/fashion/design blogs than food. If I go to another one, I might go to BlogHer Food in Austin this summer (that seems to be a popular one).

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