Spicy Smokey Cashews.
These are the simplest, tastiest, quickest cashews you can make. I promise.
If you don’t agree I will bake you cookies or eat a piece of broccoli or do something to appease you.
After hearing such wonderful things about Ina Garten’s chili-spiced cashews, I really couldn’t wait to try them. But can I ever follow a recipe? Of course not. So I just kept adding things and hoped they would still taste good.
I made them on Sunday and Mr. How Sweet couldn’t keep away from them from the minute the came off the stove. He kept eating handful after handful and giggling at himself, saying “these warm spicy nuts are delicious.” And things like, “would you like to try my spicy nuts?”
See? I don’t need a child. I have a husband who is rounding the corner of his mid-to-late thirties and still laughs at jokes that an 8-year old would come up with.
Spicy Smokey Cashews
- 2 cups cashews
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Heat a skillet over low heat. Add cashews and olive oil, tossing to coat. Add spices and mix to thoroughly combine. Heat until nuts are warmed through. Remove from pan and let dry.
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Mr. How Sweet says you can also have warm spicy nuts in 10 minutes or less. His words – not mine. Take that as you will.
85 Comments on “Spicy Smokey Cashews.”
Hi Jess, Nick would love these. He has been hiding nuts around the house since I can’t eat them right now. How nice of him :(.. If I spotted Ranch Quakes, it would be all over. Tty tonight…
Mm, I do love me some warm nuts. ;) Sorry. That was for Mr. How Sweet. I just had to say it. I’m an 8 year old boy at heart, you know.
Mmm, these sound so good.
Can I just say I have been reading your posts for a while now and LOVE it! I have tried a few of your recipes – most recently the chocolate peanut butter chip bars – yummers.
And, may I say that your husband and mine would probably get along great considering the fabulous one-liners – hehe.
Happy Friday! Gonna go home and make cashews ;)
Hi Jen! So glad you are enjoying the posts and recipes. Thank you!
Cashews are probably my favorite nut! These look so yummy!! :)
These look really good!!
I think I woulda thrown out some of the same lines as Mr How Sweet did! Sometimes I thoroughly enjoy 8 year old boy style jokes. :)
These look so good! I want to toss them on a salad with goat cheese and cranberries!!!
Looks great! We just love cashews over here-my husband is very similar. ;)
i went through such a spiced nut phase, but it’s been way too long since i’ve made anything like this. time to fix that.
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I’m actually just like your husband… I mean my husband is.. whatever. No seriously, I am always telling jokes like that… and I’m a woman….. and I’m 40. And I have 2 adult children…I can’t help it. My mind is a gutter.
Yummy!! I love cashews!
Cashews are my favorite nut. I love it! Every year for Christmas my Grandma always gets me a huge tin filled with spiced cashews. It is HUGE and yet I somehow manage to polish it off in about a week. Poor little cashews, they don’t stand a chance!
Cashews are my favorite! I can’t believe you would actually eat a piece of broccoli? THAT really makes me want to try these! Great for parties or get togethers. Thanks!
The recipe looks so simple and delish! Thanks for sharing :)
Those look incredible! My hubs is a cashew fan… Will save this recipe!
Ohmygod, I LOOOVE cashews. These sound amazing! I might need to test them out just in case I don’t agree that they are the tastiest/quickest/easiest to make. I’d KILL for a batch of cookies from you! ha
I’ve heard that Ina recipe is good… but honestly this looks even better!
These look so good. I already have a recipe for spiced nuts but I would like to try another :)
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i just made them! i must admit, they are goooooooood. :)
Made thsee up for Thanksgiving tomorrow and they turned out great!
Sounds amazing,,I need some nuts hehe
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My husband likes the recipe but wants to know if there’s something else we could use besides chili powder
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Hi just made the recipe for these nuts I sad to say It wasn’t really my thing I was thinking it would e kind of spicy like hot spicy but its not so I added some cayenne pepper to it however that you for sharing it and I will use it again but with adding the cayenne pepper and some lemon or orange zest
Sounds amazing, I love cahsewss
I made this recipe but also added 1/4 tsp of Arbol Ground Chili. It turned out amazing. I will be making this again and for parties