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.
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 Recipe | 1-Minute Video
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:
My homemade Cajun seasoning recipe calls for:
paprika (I prefer using smoked paprika)
ground black pepper
ground white pepper
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.
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
I dry and powder my own garlic powder and onion powder. Should I adjust how much I put in?
Making jambalaya for dinner tonight. I will ket you know how my my dish came out.
How did it turn out?
Putting it on turkey loin (breast) in crockpot. Fingers crossed.
Love this recipe. I make it all the time
I just completed my mixture. I’m putting it on my Turkey and frying it! Yummy, can’t wait!
Will this recipe be as effective with less salt?
Hello and don’t be tired
Thank you very much for the spice recipe that you posted on the site.
Question: Is it possible to add rosemary, dried basil in this recipe?
I made this for the first time on 6/6/20. Kept it in the fridge. I added India Turmeric Root.
Using it on a pork loin today.
I love this recipe!!
Made another batch today. See you again in 2.5 years 🤣❤️
Glad to find this recipe sand plan to use it when I cook kidney beans.
Kidney beans and rice, here we come! Just need that white pepper.