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Homemade Cajun Popcorn

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Homemade Cajun Popcorn is ready in just 10 minutes! A homemade spice blend for a gluten free snack.

Cajun Popcorn uses the same great flavors of Cajun food in a simple homemade popcorn!

Pile of Homemade Cajun Popcorn with dried peppers on top

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Popcorn is such a great snack for entertaining and movie night, and I love that homemade popcorn is still incredibly fast!  Just 10 minutes and you can have your custom seasoned popcorn, like this Homemade Cajun Popcorn.  There are so many fun flavors you can make to jazz up your snack.  Find more popcorn recipes here!

A pile of popcorn with a pepper

This spicy popcorn recipe was inspired by one of my best friends who loves both spicy food and popcorn. And making homemade fresh popcorn is a fun activity! There are a lot of different homemade popcorn options out there, like microwaveable bowls and machines.  This machine is perfect for a desk, but I typically prefer to make popcorn on the stove with a large stockpot. Get popcorn kernels here!If you would rather not make your own popcorn, this seasoning can easily be added on top of any bagged popcorn that you have.

Close up picture of flavored popcorn

Homemade Cajun Popcorn

Cajun flavors can be associated with spicy food, but the beauty here is that you can make it as spicy, or not, as you want! This Cajun Popcorn recipe makes your own Cajun seasoning mix, which I love to do, because you can adjust the seasoning to your preference. But if you have a pre-mixed Cajun spice jar in your cabinet, that is great also! The red pepper flakes provide a punch of heat when you get one, but a great substitute is ground red pepper for a more consistent heat profile.

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Homemade Cajun Popcorn

Homemade Cajun Popcorn is ready in just 10 minutes! A homemade spice blend for a gluten free snack.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Game Day, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 72kcal



  • Cook the popcorn as per package directions, or as follows: Add the oil to a large, 3 quart or larger pot over medium heat. Add the popcorn kernels and cover, with the lid ajar.
  • Shake the pot back and forth every few minutes. Remove from the heat when the popping has slowed and most kernels are popped, approximately 7 minutes. Set aside.
  • When ready to serve, add the remaining ingredients to the popped popcorn. Stir to coat. Add more moisture if needed to get everything to stick with either more hot sauce (if you want it spicier) or more oil. Serve immediately.


It is best to use a neutral oil with no flavor like vegetable or canola oil.
Make a large batch of the seasoning to have on hand!
Get popcorn kernels here!


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
By on July 3rd, 2020

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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