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    The Best Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe

    Published October 28, 2021. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This homemade Cajun seasoning recipe is incredibly simple to make and can help spice up the flavor in just about any dish.

    Using seasoning blends and rubs can really help enhance the taste in whatever recipe you’re making, and often times you already have all the ingredients necessary to make them.  If you want to start making them yourself, then definitely check out my pickling spice recipe or blackened seasoning blend.

    jar of cajun seasoning

    Cajun Seasoning

    Cajun seasoning is a simple blend of spices and herbs that are mixed and is often used as a rub or added recipes to help enhance the flavor profiles.  This seasoning is incredibly popular in classic staple dishes found throughout Louisiana. There are some variations when it comes to making a Cajun seasoning, but here are some common dry ingredients:

    • Salt
    • White Pepper
    • Garlic
    • Onion
    • Cayenne Pepper
    • Paprika
    • Thyme

    How to Make It

    Use these simple instructions for making a homemade Cajun seasoning blend:

    1. Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl.

    adding paprika to a bowl of spices

    1. Mix until completely combined and set aside until ready to use.

    mixing together cajun seasoning blend in a bowl

    Recipe Chef Notes + Tips

    Make-Ahead: You can make this several weeks or months ahead of time.

    How to Store: Cover and keep in the cupboard for up to 1 year.

    Feel free to substitute the dry thyme for oregano or basil.

    You can also use powder instead of granules for the onion and garlic.

    homemade cajun seasonings

    What to Use It In

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    Let's Cook - Chef Billy Parisi

    The Best Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe

    5 from 2 votes
    This homemade Cajun seasoning recipe is incredibly simple to make and can help spice up the flavor in just about any dish.
    Servings: 6
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 2 tablespoons sea salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
    • 1 tablespoon onion granules
    • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 tablespoon thyme

    Instructions

    • Add all the ingredients to a small size bowl.
    • Mix until everything is combined. Cover and store until ready to use

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    Make-Ahead: You can make this several weeks or months ahead of time.
    How to Store: Cover and keep in the cupboard for up to 1 year.
    Feel free to substitute the dry thyme for oregano or basil.
    You can also use powder instead of granules for the onion and garlic.
    Course: spice rub
    Cuisine: American, cajun