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.
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.
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!
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE CAJUN SEASONING
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:
- Black pepper
- Chili Powder
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
HOW TO MAKE CAJUN POPCORN
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.
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.
Here are some more spicy recipes to try out:
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
- Spicy Ranch Pretzel Sticks
- Spicy Nacho Cheese Sauce
- Garlic Bread Popcorn
- Crispy Fried Cajun Chicken Tenders
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
- 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
- Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl with a fork.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
- Makes about 1/3 cup.