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:

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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 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!
4.84 from 25 votes
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Course: Pantry
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 12 tablespoons
Calories: 15kcal
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: 2teaspoons | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1165mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Will

    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

  2. Tiffany

    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. meggan

      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!

  3. Zacha Kim

    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. meggan

      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%

    2. meggan

      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!

  4. Jana

    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

    1. meggan

      I love blasting it with more cayenne!

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