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Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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Homemade Cajun Seasoning is a great spice blend recipe to make on your own! Perfect for cajun and creole food and Mardi Gras. Gluten free and vegan.
A wood spoon stirring the spices together

Homemade Cajun Seasoning is a perfect way to use the spices and herbs in your cabinet for your own custom spice blend! Perfect for your Cajun, creole, and Mardi Gras recipes.

A wood spoon stirring the spices together

Why You Will Love This Recipe

I love making my own seasoning blends at home.

You can adjust them to be exactly what you like, and use common herbs and spices that you already have on hand!

Simply mix together and store if desired in an empty container.

Ingredients

These are the spices you need to make a cajun seasoning:

Paprika

Salt

White Pepper

Black Pepper

Dried Thyme

Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

Cayenne

The spices all separated in piles within a bowl on a counter

Equipment

Simple recipe with simple needs! All you need here is:

Small Bowl

Spoon

Measuring Spoons

Instruction Overview

Simply mix all of the spices together. That’s it!

You can taste the blend and adjust it as you desire with more of any flavor.

A wood spoon in the mixed Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Modifications and Substitutions

Make it spicier by adding more cayenne powder.

Kim’s Tips

Store in an empty spice container or small bag to have on hand as needed.

This works great in my popular Authentic Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo recipe.

FAQs

What is Cajun seasoning made of?

Cajun seasonings are traditionally made with paprika, black pepper, white pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Additional seasonings are frequently used as well.

Is Cajun seasoning really spicy?

This seasoning blend is a little milder than a medium flavor level.
The more you use, the hotter it is.
You can also make it hotter by using more cayenne in the blend.

What does Cajun flavor taste like?

It is a slightly spicy and earthy flavor.

The ingredients all separated within a bowl
Pin of Homemade Cajun Seasoning being mixed in a bowl with title
A wood spoon stirring the spices together

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning is a great spice blend recipe to make on your own! Perfect for cajun and creole food and Mardi Gras. Gluten free and vegan.
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 12 Tablespoons (3/4 cup total)
Calories: 17kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Store in an air tight container such as an empty spice jar.

Notes

Make it spicier by using more cayenne.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1166mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 1051IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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