This homemade Cajun Seasoning is made with 7 spices and makes a large batch to use in several dishes! You probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry.
Seasoning mixes from scratch are so easy to make in large batches and have on hand, just like my homemade taco seasoning and Sazon seasoning.
I am on a mission to create all of the spice mixes I use, from scratch and fill my spice drawer. This Cajun Seasoning is the newest addition. I know exactly what is in each mix (no fillers here!) and can make them with the best spices I can get. That way I can make any dish we crave, any time! Besides, it is quite fun to make my own concoctions from scratch. Many times I will adjust them to my preferences to make them better.
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- dried oregano
How to make homemade Cajun Seasoning?
Simply toss all of the spices into a jar and shake well. Use in a recipe or store in a dry place. Note that on average, a spice packet of seasoning contains about 2 tablespoons, so you can easily substitute it with this mix.
What is Cajun Seasoning?
This seasoning comes from Louisianna, the heart of cajun cuisine. It's a mix based on paprika, garlic powder, cayenne and oregano. I like to add a few more spices too!
Is it the same as Old Bay seasoning?
Old Bay mix is a mild version of cajun seasoning. It's a good substitute but you may need to add cayenne.
What recipes use Cajun Seasoning?
You can use cajun seasoning by adding it to jambalayas, meat dishes, or stir into dips. More classic dishes that call for this seasoning include:
- Cajun Shrimp
- Cajun Chicken Pasta
- Dirty Rice
- and many more!
Storing and shelf life:
I store all of my homemade mixes in small glass jars with lids. Since they are made with dried spices, the shelf life is the same as if you had store-bought spices, up to 2 years.
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Cajun Seasoning Mix
- 2 Tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Place all spices in a jar and mix together well.
- Cover with lid and store in a dry place.
- Use about 2 tablespoons or the amount the recipe calls for.
- Note, one serving here is counted as 2 tablespoons of seasoning, on average needed in a recipe.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Love homemade seasonings! This is very similar to the mix I use to make blackened chicken....can't wait to try it!
This saved me in a pinch! Easy to make and loved that I already had everything on hand to make it.
Yay! I love that! Thank you, Jen!
Yep, had all the ingredients on hand in whipped this seasoning up in minutes. I'm going to cook with it this evening.
Perfect! Thanks, Erin!