Cajun Seasoning

July 16, 2021

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A simple Homemade Cajun Seasoning. It’s a DIY recipe that’s perfect for chicken, beef, seafood, vegetarian dishes and more. You’ll only need eight staple spices.

Photo: Homemade cajun seasoning blend in a glass spice jar on a small plate with a spoon to the side and a dark napkin in the background.

Cajun Seasoning to Taste

The great thing about making your own homemade cajun seasoning is that you can control the heat and the sodium, simply by adjusting the cayenne pepper and the salt to taste.

It’s also handy if you are ready to make a recipe but you are out of your go-to store-bought option. Plus, if you buy spices in bulk this is a great inexpensive option.

You’ll find it has the perfect blend of sweet and vibrant spices and flavor enhancing herbs.

It’s easy enough it can be thrown together in minutes so you might as well try it out. Homemade spice blends are such a great way to go!

Photo: Eight glass jars of spices that are used to make cajun seasoning shown on a marble surface.

Cajun Seasoning Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 – 2 tsp cayenne pepper, adjust to taste for heat

How to Make Cajun Seasoning

  • Simply mix all spices in a bowl.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 year.

Photo: Cajun spices shown before mixing.

Ways to Use Cajun Seasoning

  • Sprinkle over fish, shrimp, steak or chicken and pan sear or grill to cook through.
  • Toss with chopped vegetables and roast in the oven. Potatoes, bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, zucchini and squash are great options.
  • Stir into soups.
  • Add to a seafood boil.

Tips and Variations

  • If you like a smoky kick, you can use 1 Tbsp of the standard sweet Hungarian paprika and 1 Tbsp smoked paprika.
  • For another layer of flavor you can add in 1 Tbsp of chili powder.

Spice Drawer

How to Organize Spices

  • On a different note if you are looking to reorganize your spices I highly recommend a spice drawer. It’s super convenient and makes finding the specific spice that you need a breeze.
  • I have these spice jars with labels, and these spice racks for the drawers.

Photo: Mixed cajun seasoning in a small bowl with a spoon.

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Photo: Cajun spices shown before mixing.
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Cajun Seasoning

A simple Homemade Cajun Seasoning. It's a DIY recipe that's perfect for chicken, beef, seafood, vegetarian dishes and more. You'll only need eight staple spices.
Servings: 30
Prep5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 - 2 tsp cayenne pepper, adjust to taste for heat

Instructions

  • Mix all spices in a bowl.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 year.
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Seasoning
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 278IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.