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Roasted Cheddar Herb Almonds

I prepared these one Christmas for my son, who was on a low-carb diet. I was afraid he'd be disappointed because he couldn't eat holiday cookies, but these made up for it—he loved them! Save a handful to chop and sprinkle over a green salad or pasta. —Mary Bilyeu, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups unblanched almonds
  • 3/4 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free herb seasoning blend
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolk; stir in almonds. In a small bowl, toss cheese with seasonings. Add to almond mixture; toss to combine. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 264 calories, 23g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.

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