Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Cajun Seasoning is a tasty, versatile blend made from common spices you probably already have on hand. Great on meats, pasta, veggies, and more!

A photo of a clear spice jar on it's side pouring out the homemade cajun seasoning blend. It is on a dark countertop and the jar's gold lid is in the background, slightly out of focus.

Recipe ingredients:

7 piles of spices on a plate labeled.

Instructions:

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Store covered in the pantry and use within 6 months.

Recipe tips:

  • Italian seasoning: If you don’t keep this blend on hand, you can make your own with dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram.
  • The spice factor: Dial the heat up or down with more or less cayenne pepper (omit it entirely if you don’t like spicy food).
  • Paprika: You can use sweet or smoked paprika depending on what you like or have on hand.

Put your spice blend to use:

One pot cajun pasta in a blue bowl with a silver fork.

More tasty spice blends:

Did you enjoy this recipe? Please leave a rating and a comment below!

A photo of a clear spice jar on it's side pouring out the homemade cajun seasoning blend. It is on a dark countertop and the jar's gold lid is in the background, slightly out of focus.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Cajun Seasoning is a tasty, versatile blend made from common spices you probably already have on hand. Great on meats, pasta, veggies, and more!
5 from 20 votes
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Course: Pantry
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 144 servings
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Meggan Hill

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Store covered in the pantry and use within 6 months.

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Notes

  1. Italian seasoning: If you don't keep this blend on hand, you can make your own with dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram.
  2. The spice factor: Dial the heat up or down with more or less cayenne pepper (omit it entirely if you don't like spicy food).
  3. Paprika: You can use sweet or smoked paprika depending on what you like or have on hand.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25tsp | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Jonathon

    This is great!5 stars

  2. Maureen

    Scrumptious! I followed the recipe exactly (well, ok, I did use only a teaspoon of cayenne pepper) and my creamy cajun chicken dish tasted superb. Thank you for the cajun seasoning recipe.

    1. Meggan

      I’m so glad it was a hit! Thanks Maureen! -Meggan

  3. Jenny Colin

    Gave my food an excellent flavor!! Thank You!!!5 stars

    1. Meggan

      Thank you Jenny! -Meggan

  4. Aneesh

    Dear Meggan , My name is Aneesh ( Flavourist India) good recipe i will try it …

  5. Sam

    Will make over and over. If this was a sauce, it would be awesome sauce. It’s just so yummy.5 stars

  6. Donita Tannenbaum

    Thank you. Was looking to make my own combination from my spices. Now I know what’s included.

  7. StanH

    Very tasty. I only made one modification because I’ve used it before and its great in a Cajun Spice. I reduced the amount of cayenne and replaced it with 1 tbsp of “Red Pepper Power”. Its the kind used to make Kimchi. Ya. Its asian but that spice reminds me of a dried red bell pepper and red bell pepper just fits in a Cajun spice. It doesn’t have as much heat as cayenne so if you like it a bit milder, replace all the cayenne with that. Try it if you can find it and you’ll see what I mean. I also give it a quick whirl in a spice grinder to make it a bit finer and to meld the flavors more. Yum.5 stars

  8. Greer

    Quick, easy & tasty! Thanks!5 stars

    1. Meggan

      So happy to hear you liked it! Thank you! -Meggan

  9. Saumya Agrawal

    Great receipe …my boyz just love it5 stars

  10. Barb

    I’ve been making this for months. I just love it. Just the right zing. PERFECTO! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 stars

  11. Carla

    This was really good! I used this on turkey sausage then added Jasmin rice after. I maybe used about TBS of the blend in with the rice and a TSP to sausage and cooked together. I also added a little less cyanine and a little more paprika. I was I am used to the Zatarains box blend when I make this but this was honestly better. Thanks for the recipe, it was super easy to make and it makes a lot.

  12. Patricia

    Just the right amount of heat for me. I did not have thyme, so it was omitted. I used an Italian seasoning spice blend (in a spice grinder), which has some thyme in it, though. This is a great recipe! I used it as the main seasoning in a Cajun chicken pasta dish. YUM! Thank you!5 stars

  13. Ellie L.

    Wonderful blend! I used it for some shrimp gumbo I made last week. The next time I make it, I will cut the cayenne pepper in half or third to accommodate my nephews, who are more sensitive to heat than I am. I accidentally added twice the amount of onion powder, but I love the taste of onion powder, so I might continue doing that I’m the future!5 stars

  14. Tyler Trosteud

    This recipe was great! I looked all over for premade Cajun seasoning and couldn’t find it, but had all the ingredients in my spice rack already!5 stars

    1. Meggan

      That’s great news! Thank you Tyler!

  15. Temilyn

    Awesome seasoning mix! Exactly what i was wanting. Used it to make blackened chicken Alfredo. Delicious! Made a large batch of seasoning so i can keep it on hand. Will definitely have this mix in my spice cabinet from now on.5 stars

  16. Kevin

    I just made this last night, and I have to say… it was delicious!! And plenty of left overs for some yummy lunches throughout the week.

    Thank you! :)5 stars

  17. Alson Mabilu

    Good day,

    You really feed me with good stuff. Please email me the any receipts you have. Cooking is my life.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Regards,
    Alson Mabilu5 stars

  18. Bernadette

    But what goes into the ITALIAN seasoning??!!

  19. Heidi Ferrell

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m I’m allergic to onions & such so it is hard to get anything prepared. Plus I like to mix things myself. Thanks again5 stars

  20. Stephanie

    I follow keto and after seeing that my Cajun seasoning had maltodextrin in it I needed to make my own. This worked perfectly in the gumbo I made tonight. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

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