Cajun-Spiced Popcorn Recipe -
Cajun-Spiced Popcorn Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Cajun-Spiced Popcorn

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"Popcorn is roasted with butter and a blend of spices to make an addictive snack. I make this for watching movies or even sports."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the popped popcorn in a large roasting pan.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, paprika, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Pour over the popcorn and stir until it is somewhat evenly coated.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for later.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 07, 2008

Nice change from the usual buttered popcorn. The only problem I had was that the popcorn needed to be stirred sooner than 5 minutes (more like 1-2 minutes) or it was going to burn. I also only roasted it for maybe about 8 minutes. By the way I was temped to skip the time in the oven and I am glad it did not, it mellowed the flavors and blended them nicely. Thanks for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 29, 2009

I am clearly a minority here but I have to say that this wasn't my favorite. I couldn't get past the paprika and lemon pepper flavors. I think this would have been excellent though if I had just added the melted butter and sprinkled it with creole seasoning. That's what I'll do next time. ;)


21 Ratings

May 28, 2009

This. Is. Awesome. Totally kicked my salty cravings to the curb. I cut this down to four servings, just for me and my two younger boys. We all loved it, even them. I was surprized. I did add just a little more of the spices, but I like mine a little peppier. Totally going to make this again. I might try this with Butter Buds.

Oct 11, 2008

Really good recipe! I cut the butter in half and added a touch of olive try and make the fats a bit healthier. I like the spices, but they were too mellow for me (hence the 4 stars), so I drizzled some hot sauce over the top and tossed it at the last minute. Thanks!

May 11, 2010

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is definitly THE best popcorn I've ever eaten. It is very, very addictive. EVERYONE in the family enjoyed it very VERY VEEERRYY much...LOL

Sep 09, 2009

This was really good and addictive. I made this with microwave popcorn and used about half the recommended spice/butter mixture for it. I also used seasoning salt instead of regular salt. I baked it but only for about 7 or so minutes as I got concerned about burning it. One thing I did do was line a baking sheet with some parchment paper before I put the popcorn down. This made removal easy because I was able to just lift out the parchment paper and it made cleanup even easier (no greasy pans). Thanks for the recipe!

Jul 09, 2009

This is a great popcorn recipe. I have made it several times. No need to change anything! Thanks :)

Jun 24, 2010

Loved it


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  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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