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This Cajun Popcorn is a super flavorful, spicy snack that everyone will love. Made with a wonderfully easy Homemade Cajun Seasoning, you’ll be hooked after the first handful.

Hot Buttered Cajun Popcorn made with a Homemade Cajun Seasoning Blend in a large bowl

Whenever I heard the word “Cajun” I immediately thought “spicy.” Nevermind that cajun seasoning is made with a ton of spices that I actually happen to love, I couldn’t get past the thought that it was just going to be too spicy for me, the wimp.

Hot Buttered Cajun Popcorn made with a Homemade Cajun Seasoning Blend

I finally gave in to my curiosity and sampled some cajun popcorn on a recent vacation. A couple was selling it, along with many other flavors, in a small booth in the port where our cruise ship was docked. They encouraged me to try the cajun flavor, stating that it was their most popular. One bite and I was hooked…and determined that I would be making this at home from now on!

Hot Buttered Cajun Popcorn made with a Homemade Cajun Seasoning Blend in a red and white gingham bowl


I love spice blends that offer many layers of flavor and this homemade cajun seasoning does just that. There are 8 spices and seasonings in this unique blend. The end result is a spicy, yet ultra flavorful mix of spices that compliment so many dishes. Earlier this week I shared my new favorite Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta that’s loaded with the stuff!! The homemade spice blend recipe makes about 1/2 cup of mix, so be sure to store the remaining in an airtight container.

The ingredients in Cajun Seasoning are:

  • Cayenne
  • Oregano
  • Black pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Thyme

Homemade Cajun Seasoning with 8 spices

Homemade DIY Cajun Seasoning Mix


To make the popcorn, I love to use an air popper. No oil needed so I don’t feel as guilty adding butter to it! I don’t include salt in my seasoning blend, which many do, because I prefer to salt my foods myself in order to control the amount. You can use your preferred popcorn popping method, or even use microwave popcorn; I just recommend buying the plain variety and adding the butter yourself. It will help the seasoning stick better.

A big bowl of Hot Buttered Cajun Popcorn made with a Homemade Cajun Seasoning Blend

Once the popcorn is popped, toss with melted butter or warm olive oil and add the desired amount of salt and homemade cajun seasoning. Then start shoveling it in by the fistfuls. I won’t judge if you won’t.

Hot Buttered Cajun Popcorn with homemade cajun seasoning in cute red and white containers.

Here are some more spicy recipes to try out:

A close up of a plate spices to make Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

5 from 2 votes
Save money by making your own Cajun Seasoning spice blend at home! It's so easy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 0.33 cup


  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
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  • Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl with a fork.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • Makes about ⅓ cup.


Nutrition is for entire batch.
Keyword cajun seasoning, homemade seasoning, spice mix


Calories: 531kcalCarbohydrates: 112gProtein: 24gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 483mgPotassium: 2792mgFiber: 44gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 33648IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 698mgIron: 31mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Theunice says:

    This recipe was easy and fun for my class to make as Christmas gifts! I enjoyed making this and will do it again.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Theunice.

  2. Jen says:

    I loved the baked chicken breasts recipe and now want to follow it up trying your Cajun seasoning. As I look at the picture of ingredients on the plate and then the recipe at the end of the post, I don’t see the amount of chili powder listed. Can you let me know how much chili powder? Thanks ?

    1. Kristin says:

      Oh no! That ingredient got cut off somehow. It’s 1 tablespoon.

  3. Village Bakery says:

    Kristin, this was AMAZING. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!!! OMG I could eat this all day, every day!

  4. Nichole says:

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE Cajun seasoning on literally everything – why didn’t I think to put it on popcorn? This is genius!