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Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning - Quick and easy homemade cajun seasoning that you probably have all the ingredients for already! You'll never need to buy pre-made cajun seasoning again!

Quick and easy homemade cajun seasoning that you probably have all the ingredients for already!  You’ll never need to buy pre-made cajun seasoning again!

Homemade Cajun Seasoning - Quick and easy homemade cajun seasoning that you probably have all the ingredients for already! You'll never need to buy pre-made cajun seasoning again!

Do you like spicy food?  We do.  Or at least, we used to.  I like to think that we still enjoy spicy food, but I know that we can’t handle it as well as we used to.  My husband is saying speak for yourself right now (you know, if he actually read this, which he doesn’t!) but I know it’s not just me (it’s mostly me).

Before kids, we would go to this little pub in town for hot wings.  They had these crazy spicy wings that were absolutely amazing.  They would actually warn you if you ordered them that they were insanely hot and you probably don’t want the highest level.  I can’t remember what they called them, but they would check if you actually wanted them that spicy, or at a more normal level.

We would always get the insane level spicy wings.  And they were fantastic.  I needed lots of ranch to be able to eat them, and about 16 glasses of water, but still.  Fantastic.  I’m not entirely sure that I could still eat those and enjoy it.  We’ll have to go try them again sometime soon.

This recipe isn’t for wings.  Although now I kind of want to go make some.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning - Quick and easy homemade cajun seasoning that you probably have all the ingredients for already! You'll never need to buy pre-made cajun seasoning again!

We do still enjoy things spicy sometimes.  Can’t have it all the time, because we have children now and they’re kind of wimpy when it comes to spicy food.  That’s probably normal, but we’re working on them!  They try stuff sometimes now but usually act like their mouths are on fire when they have a mild salsa so I’m not too hopeful that they’ll be eating hot wings with us anytime soon.

Cajun seasoning is the perfect way to get some spicy food for the adults while making the same food for the kids all mild and plain and boring.  The problem I have is that I never actually think to buy pre-made seasoning mixes.  And then when I go to make something that we’d like spicy we don’t have anything to use.  So I found a recipe for homemade cajun seasoning.  It’s perfect.  It takes less than 5 minutes to throw together and there’s enough to last a while.  Plus, I always have all of the spices on hand that are in it.

Spicy cajun seasoning – perfect for getting our spicy food fix.  Even if we can’t handle as much heat as we used to!

Homemade Cajun Seasoning - Quick and easy homemade cajun seasoning that you probably have all the ingredients for already! You'll never need to buy pre-made cajun seasoning again!

Tips for perfect Homemade Cajun Seasoning:

Yield: 1/2 cup seasoning mix

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Quick and easy homemade cajun seasoning that you probably have all the ingredients for already!  You'll never need to buy pre-made cajun seasoning again!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.
  2. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

Source: Adapted from Mom on Timeout.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 tablespoon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 797mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

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  1. Chelsey says:

    Tried this on baked tilapia. The spice is overwhelming and makes your nose run. I suggest using less cayenne pepper, maybe half the amount. Husband couldn’t taste the rest of his dinner 🙁 Overall, the flavor is very good though 🙂

    1. Mel says:

      We use this spice mixture for sheetpan Cajun chicken and red beans and rice. Outstanding. It takes about 5 min to prepare and lasts for about a week in my house since we love spicy food. Thank you so much!

  2. mira says:

    I love spicy wings, even though I can not handle the same level of spiciness as I used to! Love homemade seasonings and this Cajun one looks awesome!

  3. Perfect for our stay in Mexico!
    It is very hard to find any pre packaged spice mix here so I always bring a few pkgs of old El Paso taco seasoning but I’m already running low and we still have 8 weeks to stay
    Now I just need to figure out how to find these in Spanish!
    Time for translator to go to work
    Thanks for all your spicy recipes Stacey!

  4. I’m not a big fan of spicy foods, but I can handle it every once in a while, and definitely more than my husband can! I love the idea of making your own seasoning! This looks so easy and sounds so flavorful. And I’m sure the homemade kind is better than the store-bought version! Love it!

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