If you’re anything like us, you’ll often be running out of Cajun seasoning, we teach you the easy way to make your own, a spice blend that is perfectly balanced with savory, peppery, zesty flavors that will make you reach for it even more! And do you know what’s better? It’s SO easy!
Why you’ll love this easy seasoning mix
- Homemade Cajun seasoning tastes SO much better than store-bought.
- You’ll make it in 5 minutes flat. Seriously.
- if you love spicy food, this is great as it perks up all kinds of meals, from pasta, potatoes to roasted veggies.
- It’s 100% vegetarian and vegan.
There’s something so satisfying about making your own Cajun seasoning and getting the spice blend just right for you, once you make your own, you’ll never buy it again.
Cajun seasoning ingredients
You’ll need all the ingredients in the photo below, but don’t worry if you haven’t got them all – check out our recipe tips for substitutes.
Why would you want to make your own Cajun spice mix?
There are three reasons that I can think of that you would want to make Cajun seasoning.
First, because it’s SO easy.
Second, because it tastes SO good (better than store-bought).
Third, because it’s more cost-effective to make your own Cajun seasoning if you’re on a budget, then this is the recipe for you.
We show you just how simple it is to make Cajun seasoning and you’ll probably be surprised to find that you have all of the ingredients in your spice drawer already.
What is Cajun seasoning?
But what is Cajun seasoning?
It’s a deliciously earthy seasoning that originates in Louisiana which is the center of Cajun cuisine, typically it’s associated with gumbo and spice rubs.
What do I use Cajun seasoning on?
We love to use our Cajun spice mix on sweet potato fries, sweet potato wedges, you can sprinkle it on pasta dishes, add flavor to our veggie sausage and bean casserole, or add it to our chipotle dip to give it a new flavor profile.
It’s perfect on all kinds of veggies, green bell peppers, red peppers, and butternut squash all taste great with a sprinkling of Cajun seasoning.
Be creative, experiment with it and you’ll soon find you use it more than you think!
Because this Cajun seasoning blend lasts so long, for up to 3 years, it’s the ideal thoughtful gift.
Place it in a spice jar with a little ribbon and you’ve got something personal, something that is so thoughtful and can’t be bought because YOU made it!
Give it to someone who loves Cajun and Creole food, or to someone who just loves their spicy food!
They’ll appreciate the thought and the effort you’ve gone to.
How do I store Cajun seasoning?
Our homemade Cajun seasoning recipe stores well, just store it in an airtight container or glass jar in a dark place and this little beauty will keep for 2 to 3 years.
If by some remote chance, you have a jar that’s older than 3 years, then you probably want to make a fresh batch.
Which is another reason you won’t want to buy store-bought Cajun seasoning again!
Recipe notes and expert tips
- Out of cayenne pepper?
Use chili powder instead.
- Out of black peppercorns?
Add ground black pepper instead.
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How to make cajun seasoning with step-by-step instructions
Making our homemade Cajun seasoning recipe is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
For a rough Cajun mix, grind the peppercorns and add spices to a mixing bowl, if you prefer a smooth seasoning, then add the spices to a grinder.
Add paprika, dried oregano, onion powder, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, black peppercorns, red chili flakes, garlic powder, and dried thyme.
Process until they are ground and you have the perfect blend of spices.
Use immediately or store in an airtight container or spice jar in a dark place.
Enjoy using your homemade Cajun seasoning blend!
We hope you enjoy making and using our homemade Cajun seasoning recipe and would love to hear how you got on with making it.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Easy Cajun seasoning recipe
- 3 tbsp Paprika
- 2 tsp Dried oregano
- 2 tsp Onion powder
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1½ tsp Kosher salt
- 1½ tbsp Black pepper freshly cracked
- 1 tbsp Red chili flakes
- 2 tsp Garlic powder
- 2 tsp Dried thyme
- For a rough Cajun mix, grind the peppercorns and add spices to a mixing bowl, if you prefer a smooth seasoning, then add the spices to a grinder
- Add paprika, dried oregano, onion powder, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, black peppercorns, red chili flakes, garlic powder, and dried thyme. Stir thoroughly together or process until they are ground and you have the perfect blend of spices. Use immediately or store in an airtight container or spice jar in a dark place. Enjoy using your homemade Cajun seasoning blend!
- Out of cayenne pepper?
Use chili powder instead
- Out of black peppercorns?
Add ground black pepper instead
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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