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.

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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

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 44 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Total Time 1 min
Servings 12 tablespoons
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Calories 15

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: 2teaspoonsCalories: 15kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1165mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 775IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Excellent recipe! Threw it together to add to some homemade jambalaya, and it turned out amazing. Made a few modifications (including an accidental extra spoonful of onion powder, oops!) but I’ll definitely have to make this again!5 stars

  7. Oh no I don’t know If i put one or two Tablespoons of salt in unsure how to fix this can I add more at end and it will be ok ?

    1. Hi Tiffany! Such a bummer! You can definitely add more at the end, or maybe you can find a way to sample how salty the blend is that you made. One idea you could try, if you wanted, would be to stir a small amount of the seasoning in to a small amount of olive oil and try dipping bread in to it. That will give you an idea of how salty it is. You could also assume it is VERY salty and just use a little bit on your meat or whatever you’re doing, and then add more salt once it’s cooked, just adding however much you want to the finished dish. Good luck!

  8. 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%

    1. 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!

    2. Hi Zacha, I fixed the nutrition label. One serving is 1/4 teaspoon, here’s the new info. Thanks for pointing this out!
      Serving Size 1/4 teaspoon
      Serves 144
      Amount Per Serving
      Calories 1
      % Daily Value*
      Total Fat 0g 0%
      Cholesterol 0g 0%
      Sodium 97.1mg 4%
      Total Carbohydrate 0.3g 0%
      Sugars 0g
      Protein 0.1g 0%

  9. 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.5 stars