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!
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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.
Katie, Do you have a Homemade Creole Seasoning recipe? If so would you please send it to me. I use the Creole Seasoning at lease twice a week. I grew up on the Mississippi coast near New Orleans so most of our cooking is influenced by New Orleans food. I now live in Florida and have to get my daughter in Mississippi to send it to me. Before the pandemic I was there twice a year to see my family, get a good Shrimp Poboy and Barqs Root Beer in a glass bottle, and pick up my Creole Seasoning. It would be great if I could make it myself.
Hi Sandra, Unfortunately, I do not–I created this cajun seasoning recipe because I have little kids who can’t handle the heat of the store bought versions. I would check Amazon of all places. You might just find the brand you are looking for! Good luck!
I need to modify our salt intake. Has anyone cut down on the salt or left it out completely?
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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I love being able to make my own seasoning mixes so that I can tweak them to my liking. This looks perfect!
Me too and knowing what is in them is even better!
I really like that you left out some of the spice – my daughter will appreciate that too!
Jill–you can even modify it even more and leave out all the cayenne if you’d like!
Love homemade seasonings!!!
my husband would love this!
It’s perfect for just about anything!
what food is a recipe blog without a recipe? can not find the intended recipe for cajun seasoning here….
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! 🙂