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Pan Roasted Almonds

These pan roasted almonds taste amazing and add depth and crunch to many dishes. Snack on them when they are warm out of the pan or store them in a jar in the fridge to top your favorite dishes.
Category Kitchen Science
Cuisine American
Keyword Pan Roasted Almonds
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Mean Green Chef


  • teaspoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • cups/220 grams sliced almonds (untoasted)
  • 1/4  teaspoon  Kosher sea salt


  1. Heat a large cast-iron or heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add olive oil and heat for 30 seconds, tilting the pan so the oil coats the bottom.
  3. Add the almonds and spread along the bottom. Leave for 1 to 2 minutes until they start to brown and become fragrant.
  4. Use a spatula to stir the almonds around the pan. Sprinkle the salt over the nuts and stir again.
  5. Continue cooking the almonds, stirring every 15 seconds or so, until they are nicely brown and have a deeply toasted flavor, about 5 minutes time in total.
  6. Transfer to a piece of parchment paper until they've cooled to room temperature.
  7. Store in a jar with a lid in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • Prep time is approximate. 
  • Roasted almonds will keep up to a year in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.