17 Cayenne Spiced Recipes To Try Today

Reap The Health Benefits of this Flavoursome Chili Pepper

Previously we talked about all the wonderful health benefits of both eating spicy foods and cayenne pepper. Below are seventeen recipes spiced with cayenne that you can try today. There's meaty dishes, vegetarian and vegan, as well as some side dishes. In other words, there's something for everyone. 

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    Spicie Roasted Potatoes

    Spicie Roasted Potatoes
    Potatoes Never Tasted so Good!. SpicieFoodie.com

     I named these roasted potatoes after my website, Spicie Foodie. They are full of delicious flavors and have a spicy touch. 

  • 02 of 17

    Fast and Easy Italian Meatballs

    Fast and Easy Italian Meatballs
    Fast and Easy Italian Meatballs. SpicieFoodie.com

    Meatballs are so easy to make, and once made, you can eat them on pasta or on sandwiches. This recipe has an extra spicy touch from the addition of ground cayenne pepper. 

  • 03 of 17

    Vegan Chili with Spicy Green Peppers

    Vegan Chili with Spicy Green Peppers: Perfect for #MeatFree Days!
    Nancy Lopez-McHugh

     A vegan and quick take on chili con carne. You won't miss the meat in this flavorful and spicy chili version.

  • 04 of 17

    Nectarine Tomato Basil Salad With A Little Kick

    Nectarine Tomato Basil Salad With A Little Kick
    Light and Fruity Summer Salad. SpicieFoodie.com

    This is one of my favorite summer salads because the recipe calls for fresh, juicy, seasonal fruit. Adding a touch of cayenne boosts the flavors to a whole new level. 

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  • 05 of 17

    Fish Fillets in Spicy and Citrusy Sauce

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    Quick and Easy Fish Meal. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Fish Fillets in Spicy and Citrusy Sauce: Give fish a new fresh, light, and healthy touch with this super easy recipe. It's ready in 30 minutes and is perfect any day of the week. 

  • 06 of 17

    Spicy Apple Goat Cheese Galette

    Spicy Apple Goat Cheese Galette
    Who says pie has to be sweet!. SpicieFoodie.com

    Sweet, spicy and tart these galette has all the flavors and daily apple serving covered. (Vegetarian meal) Who says pie can only be sweet?!

  • 07 of 17

    Czech Beef Goulash with Vegetables and Cayenne Pepper

    Czech Beef Goulash with Vegetables and Cayenne Pepper
    Goulash Made Spicy. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    A spicy spin on the traditional Czech goulash, this hearty stew is perfect for any night of the week. 

  • 08 of 17

    Cayenne Spiced Chili Con Carne

    Cayenne Spiced Chili Con Carne
    Chili Served with Cornbread. SpicieFoodie.com

    Chili con carne is a hearty American stew that is perfect at any time of the year. Enjoy this cayenne pepper spiced chili served with cornbread muffins

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  • 09 of 17

    Roasted Sri Lankan Curry Powder Recipe

    Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder
    Homemade Curry Powder. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Homemade spice mixes, of any kind, are the best. The number one reason is that you can control what goes into it. You'll love this exotic Sri Lankan curry mix

  • 10 of 17

    Macaroni and Cheese Made with 100% Corn Pasta

    Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese
    Topped with Ground Cayenne Pepper. SpicieFoodie.com

    The traditional wheat macaroni and cheese get's a gluten-free and low-glycemic makeover. To give the pasta dish a spicy touch ground cayenne is sprinkled over it right before serving. 

  • 11 of 17

    Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snow Peas

    Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snow Peas
    Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snow Peas. SpicieFoodie.com

    A meat-free meal that can be ready in 30 minutes. Pair it with steamed rice and you've got a complete meal. Alternatively, this vegan recipe makes a great side dish. 

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    Spicy Corn Chowder (Made Without Milk or Cream)

    Spicy Corn Chowder (Made Without Milk or Cream)
    Nancy Lopez-McHugh

     An easy to prepare dairy-free corn chowder that can be made vegan or vegetarian when pieces of crumbly cheese used as a topping. 

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  • 13 of 17

    Flour-Less Spinach and Tomato Egg Muffins

    Flourless Spinach and Tomato Egg Muffins
    A Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast. SpicieFoodie.com

    Many of us don't have time to cook in the morning, but these breakfast muffins can be made the day before. Use seasonal vegetables, and always some ground cayenne, and you'll have a very healthy breakfast. 

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    Garam Masala Spiced Green Beans

    Garam Masala Green Beans
    Garam Masala Green Beans. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Ordinary green beans are given an exotic touch in this recipe. The aromatic Indian garam masala spice mix will make your kitchen smell wonderful and the green beans taste amazing. 

  • 15 of 17

    Homemade Taco Seasoning

    Homemade Taco Seasoning
    Homemade Taco Seasoning. SpicieFoodie.com

    Sure you can purchase packages of this mix at most grocery stores, but have you read the label? Make your own seasoning instead. 

  • 16 of 17

    Fast & Easy Curried Chicken with Peanuts and Peppers (Vegan Option)

    Fast & Easy Curried Chicken with Peanuts and Peppers (Vegan Option)
    Fast & Easy Curried Chicken with Peanuts and Peppers (Vegan Option). Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    An easy to put together meal that can be on the table in just 30 minutes. The curry is spicy, flavorful, and healthy. 

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  • 17 of 17

    Shrimp Creole

    Shrimp Creole
    Shrimp Creole. SpicieFoodie.com

    Cajun cuisine is filled with wonderful recipes that use cayenne pepper, this shrimp creole is one of them. The recipe is super easy to make, you'll love it.