Cajun Popcorn and Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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

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:

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

Homemade Cajun Seasoning with 8 spices

Homemade DIY Cajun Seasoning Mix

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.

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:

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A close up of a plate spices to make Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Save money by making your own Cajun Seasoning spice blend at home! It's so easy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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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. 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 ?

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