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Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning
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 Cajun seasoning.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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! And 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! So 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!

Print Recipe

Yield: 12

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Transfer to an airtight container, store in a cool dry location, and use within 6 months. 

Adapted from All Recipes

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

So 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!
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Course: Spice
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Katie's Cucina

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
  • Dash of red pepper flakes 

Instructions

  • 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 6 months. 
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13 Responses to “Homemade Cajun Seasoning”

  1. Jerald Lynch posted on September 26, 2015 at 9:25 am (#)

    what food is a recipe blog without a recipe?  can not find the intended recipe for cajun seasoning here…. 

    • Katie replied on September 27th, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Oops! I forgot to add the recipe code to my post! Thanks for letting me know! Hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do! 🙂

  2. April posted on September 27, 2015 at 7:59 pm (#)

    my husband would love this!

    • Katie replied on September 30th, 2015 at 7:57 am

      It’s perfect for just about anything!

  3. Ashley posted on July 19, 2017 at 2:06 pm (#)

    Love homemade seasonings!!!

  4. Jill posted on July 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm (#)

    I really like that you left out some of the spice – my daughter will appreciate that too!

    • Katie replied on July 24th, 2017 at 7:20 am

      Jill–you can even modify it even more and leave out all the cayenne if you’d like!

  5. Art from My Table posted on July 21, 2017 at 12:17 pm (#)

    I love being able to make my own seasoning mixes so that I can tweak them to my liking. This looks perfect!

    • Katie replied on July 24th, 2017 at 7:19 am

      Me too and knowing what is in them is even better!

  6. Strigla posted on December 7, 2019 at 11:01 am (#)

    I need to modify our salt intake. Has anyone cut down on the salt or left it out completely?

    • Katie replied on December 9th, 2019 at 7:10 am

      Hi! Yes–you can absolutely remove the salt from the recipe if you need that for dietary purposes. Use the seasoning as you desire (on fish, chicken or even sprinkle on veggies), then add salt as needed to the meal.

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