Rosemary Cashews

Author – Autumn (Janette)

I recently hosted a little cocktail party in our new townhouse.  Our neighbors put up with so much noise and chaos during the four month long remodeling process, that we wanted to show them our appreciation.

One of my go-to recipes for these occasions is The Barefoot Contessa’s Rosemary Cashews.  It is a simple recipe but very tasty.  I thought it would be fun to share it with you today.  Oddly enough, she got the recipe from the Union Square Cafe in New York City.

Picture of Rosemary Roasted Cashews Recipe


  • 1 1/4 pounds cashew nuts

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne

  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until they are warmed through. Meanwhile, combine the rosemary, pepper, sugar, salt and butter in a large bowl. Toss the warm nuts with the rosemary mixture until the nuts are completely coated. Serve warm.

Take care.

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  1. Beth says

    You know this is my Very Favorite cocktail treat & hostess gift.. I tried it recently with mixed nuts, as Danny Meyers uses at The Union Square Cafe–delicious, but I do love those cashews!! I know your neighbors enjoyed them.

  2. says

    I don’t think I have ever fixed a Barefoot Contessa recipe that my family hasn’t loved and I can see that this will be another one!! Thanks so much for sharing this because I haven’t seen this one! I have plenty of fresh Rosemary in my herb garden and am really excited to try this recipe!!