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Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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Make up a batch of your own homemade Cajun seasoning to use to flavor all of your faorite meals. Made with a few dried spices and herbs, it takes minutes to make and is an easy way to transform your meal times.

A storage jar holding the Cajun seasoning.

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Make your own batch of Cajun seasoning to liven up all of your favorite meals. Simple and quick to make, this homemade spice mix will add a taste of the South to your plate.

Made with eight herbs and spices, it takes minutes to make up the seasoning and it’s a great to have on hand in your pantry to grab whenever you want a bit of spice!

Be sure to try my Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta and Instant Pot Cajun Dirty Rice too!

Close up of the homemade seasoning on a spoon.

How to make homemade Cajun seasoning

  • Add the dried herbs and spices to a bowl.
Dried herbs and spices in a white bowl.
  • Mix to combine. Use or store!
Herbs and spices mixed together with a wooden spoon.

What is Cajun seasoning?

This spice mix originates from Louisiana. Everyone has their own favorite combinations, but it generally consists of paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, pepper and oregano. You can buy it in stores ready made, but it’s so much more flavorful when you make your own. You likely already have these spices in your pantry too.

Is it spicy?

Cajun seasoning is spicy as it contains cayenne, so it does have a kick to it. It’s easy to adjust the ingredients to suit your tastes though, if you prefer it milder, you can half the amount of cayenne, and if you have a very low tolerance you can omit it, you’ll still be left with a delicious spice blend.

How do you use it?

Use this seasoning as you would any other. Use it as a rub for pork, chicken, seafood, and steak, or stir it into pasta, stews, beans, or even salads for a burst of flavor. It’s wonderful when sprinkled over Air Fryer French Fries instead of salt and pepper!

Cajun seasoning in a labelled jar.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe if you like. Change the serving size in this recipe card to modify the ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container for future uses. Depending on the freshness of your spices and herbs, it will keep well for around 6 months.
  • Make sure your spices aren’t stale. Rub a little between your fingers before using, they should release and aroma.

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Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Make up a batch of your own homemade Cajun seasoning to use to flavor all of your faorite meals. Made with a few dried spices and herbs, it takes minutes to make and is an easy way to transform your meal times.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade Cajun seasoning, how to make cajun seasoning mix, what’s in Cajun seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 7 servings (approx 7 tablespoons)
Calories 13kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients in a bowl. Enjoy 🙂

Notes

  • Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe if you like. Change the serving size in this recipe card to modify the ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container for future uses. Depending on the freshness of your spices and herbs, it will keep well for around 6 months.
  • Make sure your spices aren’t stale. Rub a little between your fingers before using, they should release and aroma.

Nutrition

Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 999mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 749IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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