This easy Cajun seasoning recipe is super easy to make and way better than store-bought. It’s perfectly balanced and isn’t too salty or spicy.
Cajun cuisine originated in the South, but most popular in Louisianna. Many recipes can be turned “cajun style” by simply adding cajun seasoning, bell peppers, onions, and garlic. Basically, well-seasoned food with lots of flavors.
Cajun Lasagna and Cajun Chicken Alfredo are examples of regular recipes with a cajun twist. Therefore, I felt it was necessary to share an easy homemade cajun seasoning recipe. If you have all of the required spices at home then it only makes sense to make it at home.
Feel free to play around with this recipe and adjust it to your liking. Like it spicier? Add more cayenne pepper. Want to add a little sweetness? Add a tbsp of brown sugar.
Make sure you label the spice jar with the date and name of the spice. Spices can either make or break your recipe and you don’t want to use expired spices.
Spices You’ll Need for Cajun Seasoning:
- Kosher Salt
- Granulated Garlic
- Onion Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
How to Make Cajun Seasoning:
Combine all of the spices and place in an airtight spice jar for up to 6 months.
Cajun Seasoning Uses:
If you’re a fan of cajun cuisine then a small jar of cajun seasoning is a must in your pantry. Feel free to season veggies, salmon, steak, shrimp, and ground beef with this delicious cajun seasoning.
I included salt in this recipe but feel free to completely omit the salt and make this a salt-free cajun seasoning blend.
- 3 tbsp Paprika
- 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
- 2 tbsp Granulated Garlic
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tbsp Thyme
- 1 tbsp Oregano
- 1/2 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and then transfer to an airtight container.