My family eats popcorn all the time. But sometimes we don’t just want plain popcorn. Sometimes we’re in the mood for something more exciting and flavorful—something like this oh-so good buttery Cajun popcorn. I have always been a fan of spicy foods. Not spicy as in “oh my gosh this is melting my face.” More like it just has a pop of spicy goodness. And this buttery Cajun popcorn is exactly that.
I add all kinds of seasonings to my popcorn, but I can’t seem to get over the taste of buttery homemade popcorn with a kick of heat and Cajun flavor. I love it so much I’ve made it three times this week—twice for an afternoon snack, and once when we were watching a family movie together. And I’m not the only one in my house who thinks this recipe is beyond fantastic. Everyone said it was some of the best popcorn they’ve ever eaten.
We used to buy microwave popcorn, back in our pre-real-food days, but since we changed our diet and got rid of our microwave, we now make popcorn over the stove-top. In my family, we trade off who has to pop the popcorn, which adds a little bit of fun to the situation.
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I know you’re going to love this easy and inexpensive buttery Cajun popcorn! With a burst of Cajun flavor in every bite, this recipe will soon become a family favorite.
Buttery Cajun Popcorn
- 2 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
- 1 1/4 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 24 cups plain popped popcorn (from 1 cup kernels or 4 microwave packages)
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