Cajun Nuts

Makes 5 cups-

5 cups unsalted mixed nuts

1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sugar

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Cajun seasoning:

2 tablespoons garlic granules

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon finely crumbled dried parsley

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

½ teaspoon ground dried oregano

½ teaspoon ground dried thyme


Heat the oven to 200º.

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the Cajun seasoning. (You will only use 1 ½ teaspoons of this mixture. Save the rest for other uses.)

In a small pan, melt butter over low heat. Place nuts in a large bowl. Drizzle butter over nuts and toss to coat. In a small bowl combine 1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons sugar. Sprinkle the mixture over nuts and toss to coat evenly.

Place nuts onto a large baking sheet and place in the oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and serve or store in an air-tight container.

Recipe Note: Suitable nuts for this recipe include, but are not limited to, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, and cashews.


Adapted from “Cajun Nuts Recipe” by Christin Mahrling. Posted to on January 7, 2015.  Downloaded on June 4, 2015.

Cajun seasoning from The St. Louis Herb Society Cook Book, Third Edition, 1994, page 277.

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