Make your own Homemade Cajun Seasoning at home in just minutes using dried herbs and seasonings you already have on hand!
Have you ever found yourself looking in your spice cabinet, searching for a spice only to discover your out and forgot to pick it up at the store? Before moving I tossed a lot of old spices–it was an ideal time to purge and really look at all the expiration dates! I also wrote a list in my phone of all the spices I tossed so once we moved in I could replace them.
Well clearly I failed on picking up new spices during my last grocery trip because I was completely out of Cajun seasoning. I knew that I could probably make my own, so I searched to the web like most people do and found this recipe for homemade Cajun seasoning.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning: Table of contents
What is Cajun seasoning made of?
Here are all the ingredients that you can find in Cajun seasoning.
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Black Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper
- Dried Oregano
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Dried Thyme
I did modify the recipe, and made it a little less spicy because I knew my toddler son, Ryder, would be eating it too. I didn’t put as much cayenne powder and only a pinch of red pepper flakes. The seasoning turned out great and within just a few minutes I was back to putting together my jambalaya in the slow cooker!
Even better I didn’t spend a dime making the Cajun seasoning since I already had all the spices on hand. I love when this happens and I realize I can’t make it verse buying it! I didn’t feel like I had to put less Cajun seasoning in the jambalaya because Ryder was eating it since I knew all the spices that were in it and I knew the seasoning wasn’t too spicy!
Her are all the frequently asked questions you may have when making cajun spice.
Recipe yields ¼ cup of seasoning mix.
I like to store my spice mixes in a mason jar. Make sure you label the jar and place it in a dark spot like a cabinet to rest.
No cayenne pepper is not the same as cajun seasoning. The main spice in cajun seasoning is cayenne pepper for those who like it very spicy, but cajun seasoning traditionally has more then just cayenne pepper.
If you don’t have Cajun seasoning or you don’t have the ingredients to make it. You can substitute blackening seasoning for Cajun seasoning. The ingredients are slightly different, but will still have similar taste.
Homemade Seasoning Recipes
If you are looking for more homemade seasoning recipes I have quite a few for you to try.
Here are a few ways you can use the Cajun seasoning.
If you run into a predicament and are in need of Cajun seasoning. Check your spice cabinet first to see if you have all the ingredients then make it yourself!
If you make my Cajun Seasoning Recipe, I would be honored and love for you to take the time to leave a star rating and comment! I spend hours developing and testing these recipes, and always love to hear feedback and user experience!
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
- Mixing Bowl
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 ½ teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 ¼ teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 ¼ teaspoons dried thyme
- Dash of red pepper flakes
- In a bowl, place the salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, and a dash of red pepper flakes. Stir well until evenly blended.
- Transfer to an airtight container, store in a cool dry location, and use within 3 months.
- Storage – I like to store my spice mixes in a mason jar. Make sure you label the jar and place it in a dark spot like a cabinet to rest.
- Yields – Recipe yields ¼ cup of seasoning mix.