Homemade Ghost Pepper Powder - Recipe

Homemade Ghost Pepper Powder - Recipe

Make your own spicy, homemade ghost pepper powder in your own kitchen with this recipe. All you need are ghost peppers and a dehydrator. Use it to spice up anything or make your own seasoning blends.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili powder, ghost pepper, seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Dehydrating 8 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 tablespoons
Calories 7 kcal


  • 4 ounces ghost peppers


  1. Clean and dry the ghost peppers. Wearing gloves, remove the stems and slice in half lengthwise. 

  2. Set the sliced ghost peppers onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 135 degrees F (or at your dehydrator's recommended temperature) for 8 hours, or until they are completely dried through.

  3. Crush the dried ghost peppers in a mortar and pestle, or add them to a spice grinder and grind them to a powder.

  4. Sift the powder and process the remaining chunks until only a fine powder remains.

  5. Store in airtight containers.

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Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: HOT. These are ghost peppers, my friends! They measure in at over 1 Million Scoville Heat Units. That's quite hot! These are the original superhots.

Enjoy the powder!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Ghost Pepper Powder - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 7
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 36.8%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.