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22 Ways to Cook With Walnuts

In these recipes, the nutty goodness of walnuts adds a delightful crunch and rich flavor to a variety of dishes.

Ways to Cook With Walnuts

You’ll learn they are a great addition to both sweet and savory creations and wonder why you didn’t use them sooner. You’ll want to make them all, so buy a few bags of walnuts ASAP!

1. Honey Walnut Shrimp

Just like your favorite restaurant meal, this Honey Walnut Shrimp is scrumptious. Crispy and sweet, the walnuts lend an earthy nutty flavor that’s divine!

2. Cauliflower Walnut Vegetarian Taco Meat

Walnuts are a favorite ingredient to make texture-perfect vegetarian meat. This recipe from Pinch of Yum is healthy and simple to make!

3. Moist Banana Bread

Banana bread is such a great way to use up leftover bananas and the addition of walnuts gives it a tasty crunch. This recipe also includes sweet raisins for a delightful loaf!

4. Asian Lentil Lettuce Wraps

These healthy lentil bites are your new addiction. Asian-style wraps are packed with flavor from the lentil-walnut meat to the fresh veggies and seasonings!

5. Walnut Pesto

Out of pine nuts and need some pesto? This recipe uses walnuts instead for a tasty alternative!

6. Walnut Maple Pie

Think of this dessert as Pecan Pie’s cousin. This walnut maple pie is rich, sweet, and easy to make!

7. Authentic Hungarian Walnut Rolls

Authentic Hungarian Walnut Rolls taste just like Nagyanya used to make. The caramelized walnut filling is sweet and crunchy and pairs beautifully with the light flaky dough!

8. Easy Candied Walnuts

Candied walnuts are great to have on hand to add to various dishes or to just simply snack on. Now, you can easily make them at home with this recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod.

9. Vegetarian Meatloaf

This vegetarian meatloaf recipe is a favorite among non-meat eaters. Perfect for Meatless Mondays, it’s easy to prepare and ready to eat in one hour!

10. Creamy Vegan Tomato Pasta With Walnuts

Creamy and vegan don’t always seem possible but with walnuts, there are no limits! This delicious tomato pasta dish will become a weeknight favorite.

11. Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

This beautiful salad has all the right flavors! Apples, cranberries, and walnuts with lettuce, bacon, and feta cheese make the perfect salad combination that your family and guests will love.

12. Simple Homemade Walnut Butter

Simple, healthy, and delicious, this homemade walnut butter is so easy to make. With so many uses, you’ll want to keep a jar on hand!

13. Best Ever Banana Nut Muffins

Banana nut muffins have been a staple at breakfast tables for decades and with good reason. Sweet and fluffy with just the right amount of crunch, you’ll love every bite!

14. Muhammara Recipe

Use it as a dip, condiment, or spread, this muhammara will become a new kitchen staple. Roasted red peppers and sweet nutty walnuts form the base of this savory recipe!

The possibilities are endless when you have walnuts on hand. We hope this collection of recipes inspires you to include this healthy nut in more dishes to enjoy!