Cajun Oyster Crackers

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


 

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!

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!

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.

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Ingredients

  • Butter – I use unsalted butter because the crackers themselves are usually salted. However, you could use olive oil, canola oil or vegetable oil if you prefer.
  • Cajun seasoning – You can find this at seasoning blend at the grocery store already made up, or you can make your own. It is a blend of garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, black pepper, smoked paprika, kosher salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Oyster crackers – You can’t make these seasoned crackers without, well, the crackers! The best oyster crackers that I’ve found to use have been the Westminster brand. You can also use Premium.
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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.

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.

cajun oyster crackers on a sheet pan

Variations

These are plenty of ways to make this crunchy snack your own. Here are a few suggestions to take these Cajun oyster crackers to the next level:

  • Make them spicy – To take these snack crackers up a notch, try adding some red pepper flakes to up the spice level.
  • Spicy ranch oyster crackers – You can add some dry ranch dressing mix into the mix to make spicy ranch crackers. Make your own ranch seasoning or buy it at the store.
  • Taco crackers – Instead of cajun seasoning, you could add taco seasoning or fajita seasoning for a whole new great flavor.
  • Chex mix – You can use this same seasoning blend and add it to chex mix. It makes a great snack for game day, road trips or adding to a cup of clam chowder.
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Cajun Oyster Crackers Uses

You can put these crackers on anything you like! Of course they always taste great on top of soup and chili recipes like these:

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

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

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Storage and Freezing

Storage: Be sure to store them in an airtight container (once they’ve cooled) if you aren’t going to use them right away. They will last for up to three months.

Freezing: I do not suggest freezing these crackers. Ice crystals may form on the crackers causing them to be soggy once thawed.

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4.88 from 31 votes
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 Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

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: 214 kcal, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 435 mg, Potassium: 83 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g, Vitamin A: 445 IU, Calcium: 9 mg, Iron: 2 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 214
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun crackers, oyster crackers
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    I never thought of using oyster crackers as croutons before. I love the idea and this is the perfect recipe to try. Thanks for the idea.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh, wow! My husband would love the spice on those crackers. I think I like this idea even more than chex mix (and I love chex mix). Will buy oyster crackers on my next forage out of the house. Already have a good Cajun seasoning! Could you do the same thing with other spice mixes?

  3. 5 stars
    My kids would love these! And they would be able to help make them- can’t wait to try, they look addictive!