Did you know that November is National Pecan Month? Makes sense, right? Just think of all those pecan pies you’ll be eating later this month when you celebrate Thanksgiving! Although pecan pie is great (and we have a fantastic pecan recipe for you to check out), that’s not the only way you can use delicious pecans. Celebrate National Pecan Month by experimenting with these creative pecan recipes.
1. Apple, Brie, and Pecan Panini
If you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate pecans into your everyday life, try this apple, brie, and pecan panini. Make this the night before or in the morning and take it to work for lunch! You just need five ingredients: an apple, butter, raisin bread, Brie cheese, and chopped pecans.
2. Fettuccine with Zucchini and Pecans
Like we said, pecans aren’t just for pies and dessert. Because they have such a distinct flavor, you can try adding them to other dishes. For example, this recipe for fettuccine with zucchini and pecans uses tasty ingredients including chopped pecans, zucchini, garlic, Asiago cheese, and fettuccine.
3. Chocolate Turtle Cookies
Is there a more deadly delicious combination than chocolate, nuts, and caramel? Check out this chocolate turtle cookie recipe, which combines all these luscious ingredients. You’ll need chopped pecans, flour, cocoa powder, and caramel candies. Yum!
4. Stuffed Peppers with Pecans
If you’re looking for a vegetarian-friendly pecan dish, we’ve got one for you! These stuffed peppers are gorgeous enough for a special occasion but easy enough to put together on a weeknight. Here are a few of the things you’ll need: red roasted peppers, basil leaves, golden raisins, goat cheese, and pecans.
5. Chocolate-Chip Pecan Pumpkin Cookies
These cookies taste like fall. Period. How can they not when they combine both pecan and pumpkin!? Just be prepared: these chocolate-chip pecan pumpkin cookies will go quickly. You’ll need brown sugar, Jell-o Instant Pumpkin Spice Pudding, chopped pecans, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Make sure you save some for yourself!
What pecan recipes have you been whipping up? Share your ideas!