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Cajun Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Cajun Seasoned Oyster Crackers are a quick and easy snack!. You need 4 ingredients and about 20 minutes to make this simple crackers recipe. Then, you’re on your way to spicy, crunchy cracker snacking.

As someone who worked at a seafood restaurant for 6 years, whenever I think of oyster crackers, I automatically think of clam chowder. I would snack on those little packs of crackers during break time and of course, sprinkle a pack or two (and plenty of black pepper) into my clam chowder. 

The crackers themselves could always be a little bland. Until now that is. Now with these Cajun Seasoned Oyster Crackers, the oyster crackers are the star. These addictive little bites are so easy to make, you’ll be whipping them up over and over again.

Let’s talk about what you need to make it. 

Seasoned Oyster Cracker Ingredients: 

  • CANOLA OIL: You want to use a neutral oil to make these crackers so that the taste of the oil doesn’t overpower the dish. Canola, vegetable or peanut will work the best. I’d avoid olive oil. 
  • CAJUN SEASONING: You can use your favorite store-bought cajun seasoning or make your own DIY Cajun Seasoning. 
  • SALT: Depending on the salt content of the cajun seasoning you use you may or may not want additional salt. 
  • OYSTER CRACKERS: Might also be called soup crackers. 

Step by Step Photos and Instructions: 

  • STEP #1: Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line a 10×15 (or two smaller baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper). In a large bowl whisk together the canola oil, cajun seasoning and salt. 
  • STEP #2: Add oyster crackers to the bowl. Gently mix the crackers, taking care not to break them, until they are completely coated in the seasoning mixture. 
  • STEP #3: Spread in a single layer on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. 

Storage and Leftovers:

Store these Cajun Seasoned Oyster Crackers in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. They should stay fresh for several days.

The kiddos and I loved these so much! They are a great little snack to have on hand when you want something with a little more pizzaz than saltine crackers. And as good as they are by themselves, they are even better when added to soup to give it a little kick.

In addition to Clam Chowder, try adding these crackers to other soups like:

Beer Cheese Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

If you’re looking for more quick and easy snacks to have on hand, try these:

Spicy Chex Mix is perfect for football parties!

Honey Cashews are a great sweet n’spicy snack!

Note: Originally published in 2016. Updated in 2024 with new photos and nutrition information.

Cajun Seasoned Oyster Crackers

4 ingredients and 20 minutes is all you need for this quick and easy Cajun Seasoned Oyster Crackers recipe. They make a great spicy snack and soup topper.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Easy Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 262 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 9 ounces oyster crackers

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  • Whisk together canola oil, cajun seasoning and salt.
  • Add oyster crackers to cajun seasoning mixture and gently mix to coat.
  • Lay oyster crackers in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Place in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. Store leftovers in a resealable plastic bag.

Notes

Store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Should be fresh for several days.
Nutrition information for estimation purposes only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 885mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 247IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 2mg
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Keywords: cajun, crackers

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  • Reply
    Betsy Kraay-Harris
    March 17, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    I love these little crackers… They can satisfy those snack breaks… More recipes PLEASE…

  • Reply
    Miryam, Eat Good 4 Life
    February 19, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Oh wow, what a great idea!!! Great for a party.

  • Reply
    debattinella
    February 18, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I admit it – I’m a snacker all the way and love that in 20 minutes I can have munchies to snack on!

  • Reply
    Carrie R
    February 18, 2016 at 4:31 am

    These oyster crackers sound yummy! :) Love the Cajun flavors.

  • Reply
    Megan Keno
    February 18, 2016 at 12:48 am

    What a great idea! These would be awesome in some French Onion soup or any soup or that matter!

  • Reply
    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    February 17, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Wow! Are these ever simple and full of life! You can easily customize them a million times over!

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