Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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.

A photo of a white plate with piles of the ingredients for Homemade Cajun Seasoning: garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne, thyme, and onion powder.

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 I’m posting tomorrow.

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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.

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!

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Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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 vegetables.

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Calories 179 kcal

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

  1. 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.

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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.

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4 comments

  1. This is a great spice blend! I added a little more cayenne, to give it a little more love. This is a must have for my pantry.

  2. The nutritional facts are insane!!!! I’m hoping that they’re incorrect.
    Nutrition Facts
    Serves 1
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 179
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 3.7g 6%
    Cholesterol 0g 0%
    Sodium 13986.2mg 583%
    Total Carbohydrate 39.5g 13%
    Sugars 3.1g
    Protein 7.9g 16%

    • Hi Zacha! YES! They are incorrect, they are showing the total information for the entire amount made. I will have to split it out into something more reasonable, it’s just hard to say what a serving is of this stuff. But yes. This is WRONG! Sorry about that. I will decide on a serving (1 tsp or whatever) and show what it is. So sorry about that!

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