Cajun Seasoning

This homemade Cajun Seasoning recipe is the perfect blend of zesty, spicy, savory flavors that are sure to kick any dish up a delicious notch.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe

Do you guys have a jar of Cajun seasoning in your spice drawer right now?

If not, grab your measuring spoons and let’s make a quick batch homemade!  Cajun seasoning has long been one of my go-to faves for amping up everything from chicken to seafood, veggies to potatoes, soups to stir-frys, dips to dippers, roasting in the oven or on the grill — you name it.  It’s one of those brilliant spice blends that works well with just about everything.  And this particular bold, zesty, and homemade Cajun seasoning blend is my all-time fave.

It only takes a few minutes to make, and I bet you already have the ingredients in your spice drawer.

Let’s do it!

Cajun Seasoning Blend Recipe

What Is Cajun Seasoning?

Alright but first, let’s back up a sec.  Exactly what is Cajun seasoning, you might ask?  It’s a rustic seasoning blend that hails from Louisiana, the home of delicious Cajun cuisine.  Everyone tends to have their own spin on it, but in general, it’s a spicy blend featuring lots of paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, pepper and oregano.  Various other seasonings can be added to taste.  I’ve also included salt in my blend, so that you can use the seasoning on its own.  But you’re welcome to leave the salt out if you would prefer to add it separately to taste.

Cajun Seasoning Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning Ingredients:

My homemade Cajun seasoning recipe calls for:

  • paprika
  • kosher salt
  • garlic powder
  • ground black pepper
  • ground white pepper
  • onion powder
  • dried oregano
  • cayenne
  • thyme

How To Make Cajun Seasoning

How To Make Cajun Seasoning:

To make Cajun seasoning, simply mix all of the spices up in a jar and cover with a lid.  Then the seasoning blend should keep for up to 1 year.

The Best Cajun Seasoning Recipe

How To Use Homemade Cajun Seasoning:

Stay tuned, because I have a yummy new Cajun recipe coming on the blog tomorrow, which would be a fantastic way to take this seasoning for a first test run.  I also regularly use it to season everything from jambalaya to roasted sheet pan dinners to stir-frys, soups, kabobs and more.  It especially pairs well with:

  • Proteins: Chicken, fish, shellfish, pork, steak and tofu.
  • Veggies: Especially roasted or in stir-fries.  Also, Cajun seasoning is fantastic on all kinds of potatoes (baked, roasted, fries, etc
  • Dips: It’s delicious stirred into everything from hummus, queso, spinach artichoke dip…even guacamole!
  • Breads and crackers: It’s delicious sprinkled onto flatbread, pita chips, or various other kinds of breads.

A few particular recipes I would recommend include:

Have fun, play around with this seasoning, and I bet you’ll discover some new faves of your own!  Enjoy!

5 from 15 reviews

Cajun Seasoning

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 0 About 3/4 cup 1x


This homemade Cajun Seasoning recipe is the perfect blend of zesty, spicy, savory flavors that are sure to kick any dish up a delicious notch.



  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons fine kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or spice jar until evenly combined.
  2. Use immediately, or store in a sealed container for up to 1 year.

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21 comments on “Cajun Seasoning”

  1. This seasoning looks so delicious….good…same time I’ll cook use this..

  2. Love making homemade seasonings! I make your “Everything but the bagel” seasoning religiously :)

  3. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I’m making it today and sneaking it into the commercial seasoning hubby (from New Orleans) loves to use generously – so high in sodium! I’ll surprise him with fresh grilled cajun fish this weekend. He’ll think he’s back home eating MawMaw’s cooking.

  4. The timing of this recipe couldn’t be better! I ran across a recipe that called for Cajun Seasoning, but I couldn’t find any at Trader Joe’s. It got me wondering which ingredients made up Cajun Seasoning. Alas, now I’ve discovered it thanks to you! Much appreciated :)

  5. 5 stars
    I use homemade Cajun seasoning all the time and love it. One of my go-tos. I learned a few extra tips from a few chefs down in New Orleans on how to tweak it and make it your own. Super great! I like mine a touch extra spicy. Shocker! Nicely done.

  6. 5 stars
    Your seasoning mixes are great and a wonderful resource. A request for a Moroccan blend!

  7. Thanks for sharing this spice blend – I will definitely try it. I do make a similar blend in a large batch and give small mason jars of it for Xmas gifts to friends. They love this gift.

  8. 5 stars
    I usually buy ready-made Cajun seasoning and use it to marinate meats, especially poultry. The mix of herbs/spices does vary slightly from one vendor to another. Some of the formulas I’ve seen also include basil, smoked paprika, and mustard seeds.

  9. 5 stars
    Really good Cajun seasoning better than the store bought

  10. 5 stars
    I made this from scratch for my cajun chicken pasta recipe and it was a big hit😊😊 Never gotten so many compliments on my good, so I am very impressed

  11. 5 stars
    I’ve tried other recipes for Cajun seasoning. This is the last recipe I’ll try because it was great. Backed off a little on the oregano, as it isn’t one of my favorite. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. 5 stars
    This blend was introduced to me a few years ago. I worked in a southern kitchen and we learned quite a bit. My favorite are Cajun shrimp tacos. Thank you for reminding on the mixture. I always forget the white pepper. 😛

  13. 5 stars
    What a wonderful and easy way to do home made Cajun seasoning! Thank you so much for your great twists in cooking where you make it so easy to follow! Keep it up and I’m sure a lot of moms love you!

  14. 5 stars
    Perfect blend…Ive had store bought in the past but having tried this, I will always make my own from now on…I boiled some basmati rice, diced 150 grms of chicken and added 2 good teaspoons of this mix…Fried it up in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil then added the rice and stir fried it for a couple of mins, adding a bit of chopped fresh coriander….It was so yummy….Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom…..

  15. 5 stars
    This is delicious! My hubby LOVES Cajun seasoning on his burgers when we go out. I haven’t been able to find a store bought mix that he likes. This was it!

  16. 5 stars
    I’m so happy to have every seasoning! 😃 I am cooking a chicken meal called “Homestyle Skillet Chicken” from 3 Books in 1 One Dish Slow Cooker Casserole Cookbook right now using your Cajun Blend! I can’t wait to try the meal when it is all complete! Stop by my website and view my blog to see pictures of the meal! I will shout you out on my blog and Instagram @eatingkosher_ ! Thanks so much! -EthnicMamma

  17. 5 stars
    Thank you for posting this recipe! It came in very clutch for me this weekend!! I am glad I ran out of cajun seasoning because it forced me to learn how to make this nice fresh one.

  18. How hot, on a 1 to 10 scale, would you say this is? Most Cajun seasoning is too spicy for me and the little ones, so I’ll probably need to tone it down a bit.

  19. OK so I ran out of my cajun seasoning that I had bought from the store while making 2 batches of creamy red beans and rice. I found this recipe and decided to give it a whirl. I’ll let you know in about 1 hr if it’s a hit or not! I have 5 hungry boys and a hangry husband waiting to try it. I did lower the salt content because my husband has high blood pressure so that might change the flavor some but I don’t think it will be by alot.

  20. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight to put on our foil packet dinner. It was fabulous!! Definitely going to make this again.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe for cajun seasoning.

  21. 5 stars
    So glad I took time out to make this easy seasoning. It was great in my jambalaya recipe! Ill never do store bought again! Thank you!