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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I’ve been looking for a spicier popcorn seasoning. Definitely have to try this! Pinning for later.
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Julie @ Girl on the Move says
I love adding flavor to plain popcorn but have never thought of Cajun flavors…can’t wait to try this!
Margaret Anne says
Thanks Julie! The buttery cajun flavors bring popcorn to an entirely different level.
Popcorn is at its best when it’s spiced up like this!!
My family has popcorn almost everyday and this version sounds so yummy. Thank you so much for sharing it with Share It One More Time… Cathy
Ooh, sounds tasty with a bit of bite!
La Cuisine d'Helene says
I saw this post on Hit me with Your Best Shot linky party. This looks so yum, I want to try your recipe.
This sounds really tasty!
Thanks for sharing.
Cindys Recipes and Writings says
Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!
This sounds yummy – we love popcorn at our house too! Have a great week!
Mandee Thomas says
Ooo, this would definitely be a fun way to give your popcorn a kick! Thanks so much for sharing at the Create & Share Link Party. Hope to see you again tonight (7:00 PM MST)! http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/