Parmesan Walnuts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I love this Parmesan walnuts recipe because it's quick, easy and an alternative to high-calorie croutons. You can also make a double batch and package the walnuts for gifting. — Karen Orvis, Plainville, Connecticut
Parmesan Walnuts Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a small heavy skillet, melt butter. Add walnuts and cayenne. Cook over medium heat until walnuts are toasted, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; sprinkle with cheese. Spread on foil to cool.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 118 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 fat.

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