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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!

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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 (I prefer using smoked 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.

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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!

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Cajun Seasoning Recipe

Cajun Seasoning

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

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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.


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Instructions

  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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79 comments on “Cajun Seasoning”

  1. Better then any store bought seasoning I’ve had. It’s so tasty and a good base to experiment with. I added a TBSP of chipotle pepper powder. It really adds some flavor!

  2. So easy and very delicious!

  3. Wow! Perfect proportions! The smoked paprika makes this amazing.

    • Oooohh yeeaahh! Nice…. however I did add some Tony chachere’s Cajun seasoning,and some Badia Samoan seasonings.
      Perfect for the shrimp/ sausage gumbo that I make

  4. Can I use more black pepper in place of the white pepper?

  5. The spice mix tastes wonderful! I am using it for your jambalaya recipe later today!

    • Great blend cut the salt by 1/2 Tbsp and added 1/2 tbsp extra of Cajun and it met the need for mine and my better half’s pallet

  6. Sooo good! Amazing flavour with just the right amount of spiciness. I love it on roasted potatoes, chicken, baked tofu, salmon, etc! i even tried it on mashed potatoes (it was great as well!)
    We were out of white pepper and i couldn’t find thyme so we left those out, still delicious!!!

  7. I love the smell of this! I just couldn’t resist adding a pinch of Harissa and using truffle salt. It’s wonderful! Will be using for many days to come!

  8. This was way too white pepper forward, but still got the job done.

  9. I live in Greece and is difficult to find Cajun Seasoning
    Thank you for the recipe
    Anastasia

  10. Thanks for this recipe I’m a real spice loving addict can’t wait to make this

  11. I ran out of my store bought Cajun mix and decided to give this a go since I had an the ingredients on hand. It turned out amazing so I probably won’t be buying it in the store again and will keep making this! Thanks for the great recipe!

  12. Needed Cajun seasoning in a pinch. This came out perfect and I had all of the ingredients on hand.

  13. Great substitute to store bought – thanks!

  14. Guess I’m never buying Cajun seasoning again.Thanks.

  15. Hi, did you update this recipe? I thought this was 6 ingredients not 9…?

  16. This is my GO-TO Cajun spice mix recipe! I absolutely love it so much, but had to reduce the salt, and up the amount of cayenne pepper. Also I added a tablespoon of brown sugar, as to round out the mixture a bit more. I’m just thinking about it on my roasted potatoes this evening and can’t wait! I just can’t get enough! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  17. Made Blacken Chicken breast last night, cut it up and tossed it in c Caesar salad and it was so good, the flavor of the smoked paprika knocked it out of the park! Thank YOu

  18. I think it’s pretty great! I will say though, I was doing a taste comparison between this and a commercial brand of Cajun seasoning, and I think the one thing this recipe is missing is 1 part Cumin added to the recipe (for the base recipe, this means adding 1 Tbsp of Cumin). It adds what I think is a very necessary part of the flavor profile.

    I’m sure there’s some other tweaks you could make, but I think that constitutes the bulk of it.

  19. Very very tasty! Amazing results! Thanks!

  20. I just made a Gumbo with this recipe, as I didn’t have any Cajun seasoning. I didn’t have any garlic powder, so I used pressed fresh garlic and it worked great.
    Thanks!

  21. I use it regularly, excellent, always have spices in and far cheaper to make your own.