These spicy Cajun corn bites are an easy appetizer or side dish recipe that is absolutely delicious and baked for an even easier way to cook corn. Tossed in olive oil and a zesty blend of spices and baked until tender. Serve with a side of melted butter. So good!
Corn is a classic vegetable that everyone seems to enjoy no matter where they’re from. Across the country, you’ll find corn on almost any table that you might come across. For as long as anyone can remember, we’ve enjoyed corn on the cob with butter and salt, whole kernel corn pile high next to our main course, or delicious creamed corn. Yes, corn is amazing served plain, but a vegetable as versatile as this deserves a little creativity, and that’s what I’m delivering today with this Cajun corn.
This delicious recipe starts with corn ears that are cut into 1-inch thick rounds. I toss them in olive oil and zesty seasonings, and then I bake them to perfection. It’s a simple, straightforward recipe that delivers a ton of flavor. When the corn comes out of the oven, it’s a beautiful red hue and explodes with bold flavor in every bite. It’s the perfect dish to pair with any of your favorite main courses or even to serve as an appetizer. You can’t go wrong!
Why You’ll Love This Cajun Corn Recipe
- It’s easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients and steps, and in no time you’ll have a delicious and flavorful side dish or appetizer everyone will enjoy.
- It’s absolutely delicious and might end up being your favorite way to enjoy corn on the cob. It is our family’s favorite new way to enjoy corn on the cob.
- They are bite-size; they are great for the little ones too, minus the spiciness.
- It is versatile and can be served as a side dish to beef, chicken, pork, and fish, and is great to serve at your next backyard barbecue.
Cajun Corn Ingredients
You’ll only need six ingredients to make this corn. That’s it! The best part is that everything you need can be snagged on your next trip to the grocery store, and because all the ingredients are so basic, you can use the spices in other dishes, as well. This recipe has none of those spices that you use once and then forget about.
- Corn on the cob is the star of the show in this easy oven-baked recipe.
- Olive oil helps coat the corn and prevents the corn from sticking to the baking sheet. It also helps the seasonings stick to the corn and adds a subtle flavor that compliments the other ingredients.
- Slap Ya Mama seasoning is a delicious blend of zesty seasoning that adds a bold, flavorful kick to the corn.
- Paprika adds a smoky flavor to the corn.
- Garlic salt add a savory flavor
- Black pepper add a touch of heat.
- Butter adds richness and creaminess.
How to Make Cajun Corn
Making this corn is a snap. It only takes a few minutes of prep and a little more than 20 minutes in the oven. After that, it’s time to eat!
Step 1: Combine Oil and Corn
Add the corn rounds to a large bowl and spay them with oil. Then, place them on a baking sheet.
Step 2: Season
Stir all the seasonings together in a small bowl. Then, sprinkle the seasoning over the corn and lightly spray it again with olive oil.
Step 3: Bake
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes at 425. Remove and brush with melted butter or dip in melted butter, or your favorite sauce.
- Cut your corn rounds no thicker than 1 inch. This allows for even cooking and easy eating.
- Choose the freshest corn possible.
- Buy your corn on the day you plan to make this recipe if possible, or use within two days of purchase.
- Always stir your spices thoroughly in a bowl before adding them to the corn to ensure an even coating of all flavors.
- You can grill these corn rounds for a different flavor.
- This recipe can be made with whole ears of corn, as well.
- For an extra spicy version of this recipe, add some cayenne or red pepper flakes.
What to Serve with Cajun Corn
This delicious corn recipe is super versatile and can double as either an appetizer or a side dish. It’s delicious with almost any main dish you can think of from steaks and beef roasts to barbecued or smoked meat. Try it with everything!
Cajun corn is a corn dish made with corn ears that are left whole or sliced into medallions that are seasoned with Cajun seasoning and a few other spices then baked or grilled.
Cajun corn comes from Louisiana, home of Cajun food. It’s a corn dish made with Cajun seasoning, hence its name.
Cajun seasoning is a blend of black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.
Cajun food isn’t as spicy as you might think. Although the seasonings do include a bit of cayenne pepper, in general, Cajun food is more spicy than hot. It has layers of flavors, and heat is only one very small part of that.
Yes, Corn freezes very well and will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Cajun Corn
Refrigerate the corn for up to 3 days in an airtight container. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
To reheat the corn, place it in a baking dish with a bit of water in the bottom. Then, cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes.
Try This Delicious Cajun Corn Recipe Today
With just a handful of ingredients, almost no prep, and less than 30 minutes in the oven, this is an easy recipe that you can make any time you want. It’s also incredibly delicious, which means you’ll probably want to make it a lot. Give this a try, and get ready to be blown away by what a few simple ingredients can do to your corn!
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- Preheat the oven to 425°.
- In a large bowl, add corn rounds and spray with oil.
- Place corn on a baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, stir all the seasons together until combined .
- Sprinkle seasons over corn and lightly spray again with olive oil.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.
- Remove and serve with melted butter or your favorite sauce.
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