12 Pecan Dinner Recipes To Mix Up The Menu 

When it comes to meal planning, we can all admit it: we get stuck in a routine of tried-and-true recipes. Let’s face it, it’s probably time to mix things up a bit in the kitchen. Our favorite nut, the pecan, is a transformative ingredient for many dinner recipes, from main courses to side dishes. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to find the perfect pecan-infused dish for you.

For busy, bustling families + picky kids:

1. Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner by Real House Moms

This easy one-pan dinner simplifies prep and dish duty while serving enough for your big family (plus seconds), requiring just 6 ingredients to bring this tasty dish to life.

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2. Pecan Dijon Chicken Tenders by Low Carb Maven

Have a kid that refuses to eat anything but chicken nuggets? We’ve got you covered with this low-carb pecan dinner recipe that mixes up their palate just a little.

recipe here

To make the most of that extra chicken or pork in the freezer:

3. Gluten-Free Maple Bourbon Pecan Chicken by Iowa Girl Eats

Have a package of chicken thighs, some basic ingredients, bourbon, and 20 minutes? This gluten-free recipe is calling your name.

Recipe here

4. Honey Mustard Pecan Crusted Chicken by Cooking Classy

This tangy recipe takes that pound of chicken breasts you’ve got in the freezer, breads it with panko breadcrumbs, mustard, mayo, and basic spices for a sweet, yet spicy pecan dinner recipe everyone will love.

Recipe here

5. Pecan-Crusted Pork Chops by Mae Bells

More of a pork chop person? This keto-friendly and gluten-free recipe calls for just pork chops, dijon mustard, pecans, eggs, and olive oil for a savory meal that keeps you on track.

Recipe here

For seafood fans + pescatarians alike:

6. Gluten Free Cinnamon + Pecan-Crusted Salmon by Simply Quinoa

Pescatarians and gluten-free folks will love this sweet cinnamon + pecan-crusted salmon recipe all the same, requiring just a dash of spices and pecans for your fresh fish.

Recipe here

7. Pecan-Crusted Salmon w/Mango Chutney by Dishing Out Health

Want to show off your cooking chops? This pecan-crusted salmon and mango chutney will put your chef skills on full display, packing in a balanced flavor for a truly special pecan dinner recipe.

Recipe here

Vegan-friendly entrees:

8. Vegan Pecan-Crusted Tofu + Apple Pear Chutney by Rabbit And Wolves

Vegan friends, we haven’t forgotten about you! This crusted tofu and apple pear chutney pecan dinner recipe surprises your taste buds while keeping you satiated and satisfied.

Recipe Here

9. Stuffed Acorn Squash w/Quinoa + Pecans by The Simple Veganista

Squash is one of the most sweet, yet savory vegetables out there, making it a perfect pair with the most sweet, yet savory nut of all! Stuff this squash with quinoa, chickpeas,  and pecan for a mouthwatering dinner you’ll surely bring into your weekly lineup.

Recipe Here

Savory side dishes:

10. Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potato Slices by Savory Nothings

More of a sides person than an entree lover? We’ve got you covered. Sweet potatoes get roasted up til crispy with maple syrup, brown sugar, and pecans for fan-favorite dish perfect for holidays and home meals alike.

Recipe Here

11. Pecan Roasted Potatoes by All Recipes

This side dish serves up red potatoes with dried herbs, pecan halves, and a drizzle of Worcestershire sauce for a one-of-a-kind potato + pecan dinner recipe.

Recipe Here

12. Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Cinnamon Butternut Squash With Pecans And Cranberries by Julia’s Album

Tired of taters? This roasted brussels sprouts + butternut squash recipe mixes in dried cranberries, fresh spices, and pecan halves for a fresh crunch you’ll love. Our mouths are already watering.

Recipe Here

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