Learn how to make the best homemade cajun seasoning in this easy spice mix recipe. It’s better than Tony Cachere’s Creole Seasoning!
I love spicy food. When I was a kid, I coated all of my food in cajun seasoning. Ranch dressing and cajun seasonings were my go-to with pretty much every meal.
Over the last several years, I have gotten really into making my own spice and seasoning mixes. Some of our family favorites include:
For years, I have wanted to create a cajun seasoning recipe that was reminiscent of my childhood, but reflected my taste and lifestyle now.
I have used Tony Cachere’s Creole Seasoning in a few recipes like this Crock Pot Red Beans & Rice recipe and this Chipotle Shrimp Tacos recipe. It’s a great seasoning mix, so I based my Homemade Cajun Seasoning recipe on the flavors in that blend with some modifications that we enjoy.
While I was experimenting, I had the girls helping me to taste test and they both really liked the final product. Kaylee prefers her food to be on the mild side and Zoë prefers hers on the very spicy side, so we met in the middle on this one.
The cayenne pepper we have is extremely spicy, so if your cayenne pepper is more on the mild side, you may need to increase how much cayenne you add. It’s best to start with less and add more until you get the spice level your family prefers.
If you try this homemade cajun seasoning recipe, let me know what you think and how you used it in the comments below!
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
- 3/4 cup sea salt
- 1/4 cup seasoned chili powder
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 4 teaspoons celery salt
- 4 teaspoons mustard powder
- 4 teaspoons dried basil
- 3 teaspoons ground sage
- 2 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
- 2 teaspoons granulated onion
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- All all spices to a small mixing bowl, then stir until well combined. Transfer to a pint-sized mason jar and store with your spices.