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Easy Walnut Garlic Crisps

From: Walnut Marketing Board

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Serves 12


This is a great recipe to pair with a green salad and your favorite pasta dish, like Pumpkin Walnut Ravioli or Easy Walnut Fettuccine Alfredo. Kids can help make the garlic toasts while mom or dad makes the pasta.


  • ½ cup chopped California walnuts
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 loaf French bread (1 pound loaf, cut into 12 slices)


  1. Heat oven to 450 F
  2. Place walnuts, Parmesan, olive oil or butter and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until completely combined.
  3. Slice bread into ¾-inch thick slices. Place bread slices on baking sheet.
  4. Spread about 2-3 teaspoons walnut-parmesan mixture on bread slices.
  5. Put in oven and bake about 5 minutes. Watch carefully, checking after the first 4 minutes. Remove from oven when walnut topping is bubbly and lightly browned.
  • TIPS
  • For easy clean-up, bake toasts on aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate any leftover walnut-parmesan mix. Use for Walnut Pasta Toss (see recipe below).
  • Walnut Pasta Toss: Cook favorite pasta in boiling water according to package directions. Two minutes before the pasta is done, add ½ cup frozen peas (or other favorite vegetable) for each serving. Drain. Stir 1-2 tablespoons of walnut-parmesan mix into hot pasta.

Rosemary Mark for the Walnut Marketing Board

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