Cajun Oyster Crackers

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  • Whether you use them to top a soup, as croutons for a salad or just for snacking, this Cajun Oyster Crackers recipe is EASY to make! Only 3 ingredients!

    Black bowl with seasoned oyster crackers

    Need an easy snack or a delicious way to add crunch to a soup or salad? These easy Cajun Oyster Crackers are the answer!

    I don’t know about you, but I am definitely partial to oyster crackers. Their shape and size make them perfect for topping soups and chili recipes, but also just for snacking!

    I don’t particularly like crunching up regular saltine crackers for soup, because they tend to get soggy quickly. But with oyster crackers, they hold their shape and texture a little better, adding a nice crunch to whatever you add them to!

    Ingredients for cajun oyster crackers

    Why are they called oyster crackers? Because they were originally made to be a less salty saltine cracker for serving with oyster stew and oyster bisque.

    They also happen to be shaped like an oyster shell, however I was unable to figure any history as to why they are shaped this way.

    If you’ve seen my Dill Oyster Cracker recipe or Ranch Oyster Crackers, then you know how easy it is to go through an entire batch of these easy Cajun Oyster Crackers just by snacking on them! If I were you, I would make a double batch!

    hand getting cajun oyster crackers from a bowl

    The best part? You won’t believe how easy they are to make! You can have these crackers ready in only about three easy steps.

    How to make Cajun Oyster Crackers:

    1. Start by preheating your oven to 300 degrees. While the oven is preheating, toss the oyster crackers with the melted butter in a large mixing bowl.
    2. Next, sprinkle on the cajun seasoning. Make sure all of the crackers are coated evenly. Stirring gently can help with this.
    3. Then simply place the coated crackers on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, flip the crackers over and bake for another 5 minutes.
    cajun oyster crackers on a rimmed baking sheet

    And there you have it! An easy snack that tastes great! Be sure to store them in an airtight container (once they’ve cooled) if you aren’t going to use them right away.

    seasoned oyster crackers on a placemat

    Questions you might have about how to make Cajun Oyster Crackers:

    How long do they last?

    Place them in an airtight container in your pantry and they will last for months. There is nothing perishable!

    Can I use vegetable oil instead of butter?

    Yes, in fact there is really no particular reason why I used butter in this Cajun oyster cracker recipe. It’s just the thing I grabbed first!

    Use whatever flavor of oil you’d like. You can even use flavored oil if it will complement your recipe or bowl of soup.

    Cajun oyster crackers for pinterest

    What do you do with these Cajun Oyster Crackers?

    Anything you like! Of course they always taste great on top of soup and chili recipes like these:

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    Instant Pot Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
    Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a bowl
    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! 

    These are also great as croutons on salad! Here are some salads they would taste great on:

    Green Curry Steak Salad
    Steak Salad with Green Curry Dressing with cilantro, cashews, red bell pepper, carrots and red onion over romaine lettuce
    Green Curry Steak Salad uses a seared steak with a sweet and mildly spicy green curry sauce over Romaine lettuce and charred bell pepper and carrots. The perfect summer salad recipe! 
    Balsamic Salmon Salad
    Side Angle of Balsamic Salmon Salad
    Balsamic Salmon Salad is an easy salad recipe that can be made for dinner, or even an on the go lunch! Serve with chèvre bread for a delicious combination! 

    You can even used crumbled seasoned oyster crackers as breadcrumbs for meatballs or crab cakes or the crunchy topping on casseroles!

    Seasoned oyster crackers for pinterest

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    Cajun Oyster Crackers

    Need an easy snack or a delicious way to add crunch to a soup or salad? These easy Cajun Oyster Crackers are the answer!
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time5 mins
    Total Time10 mins
    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 214kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
    • In a large mixing bowl, toss oyster crackers with melted butter.
    • Sprinkle Cajun seasoning evenly over the crackers and stir to coat.
    • Place onto a rimmed baking sheet.
    • Bake for 5 minutes, turning oyster crackers and cooking for another 5 minutes.
    • Remove and allow to cool. Store crackers in an airtight plastic bag or bowl at room temperature.

    Notes

    If your oyster crackers are unsalted, add ½ teaspoon fine sea salt. Or it can be omitted if you are cutting own on your salt intake.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2mg

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