Homemade Cajun Seasoning is a tasty, versatile blend that is made of common spices you probably already have on hand! Great on meats, pasta, and veggies.
One of the easiest ways to change up your daily dinner menu is through the careful yet rigorous use of spices. And/or spice blends.
There are plenty of pre-made blends to buy at the store, but making your own is as easy to shaking up the contents of your spice cabinet in a jar.
Before you go rogue on spice blending, though, I’d love to recommend my easy and flavorful Homemade Cajun Seasoning recipe. It’s made from common, ordinary spices that you probably already have on hand. It’s extremely versatile, too, and a key component in the Cajun Chicken Alfredo.
This Cajun spice blend is great on grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or anywhere you have rich and creamy ingredients (alfredo sauce, cream cheese dip). It’s spicy without being too hot (you can always adjust the amount of cayenne pepper) and full of flavor.
But nothing crazy! No Chinese Five Spice Powder, no allspice, no juniper berries, no fennel seeds. Just ordinary spices like garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and paprika, and Italian seasoning (make your own Italian seasoning if you want!)
Make a batch and keep it on hand at room temperature for at least 6 months. Or however long you keep your spices around… which might be 10 years if you’re certain family members of mine who shall remain nameless!
Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe
- 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
- In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Or, combine in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake to combine. Store covered at room temperature.