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DIY Cajun Seasoning

DIY Cajun Seasoning is the perfect way to add a little spice to your next meal. It is great on french fries, in pastas, fried chicken and so much more.

If you are looking for the best way to add flavor and spice to your next meal, this DIY Cajun Seasoning is the way to go. It’s full of flavor, has just the right amount of heat and will add a little kick to just about anything you sprinkle it on.

Cajun seasoning in white bowl.

Perusing the spice aisle, you’ll find a handful of cajun seasoning blends. Some will be hot, some will be salt free, some mild. This DIY Cajun Seasoning falls somewhere in the middle. It has a little heat but is not overpowering. It does contain celery salt but not regular salt so it’s not overtly salty either. This really is a fantastic blend that you are sure to want to use in so many recipes.

What seasonings are in Cajun Seasoning?

Overhead photo of Cajun seasoning ingredients.
  • GRANULATED GARLIC: I buy a big container of this at Costco so I have it on hand at all times. I prefer to use granulated garlic over garlic powder because it doesn’t clump together and unlike garlic salt, adds no extra salt to dishes.
  • PAPRIKA: This adds a smokiness and color to the seasoning blend.
  • CELERY SALT: This is the salt in the seasoning. It adds a salty, tangy flavor.
  • DEHYDRATED ONION: This gives the seasoning blend an added texture.
  • DRIED THYME: Thyme is one of my favorite herbs. It’s peppery and adds an earthy, slightly lemony flavor.
  • WHITE PEPPER: Is a little milder and has a lighter flavor than black pepper. You could substitute black pepper if you want a little more of a kick.
  • CAYENNE PEPPER: This is where the majority of the heat comes from in this recipe. It calls for 1/4 teaspoon and that gave it just a little kick but my kiddos could still eat it. If you want to add more heat up it to 1/2 teaspoon.

How to make your own Cajun Seasoning:

Cajun seasoning ingredients separated in white bowl.

Like any seasoning blend, this Cajun Seasoning is super easy to make. All you need to do is combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl and whisk.

Whisking together cajun seasoning ingredients in white bowl.

You can store the seasoning blend in a spice jar or other air tight container for several months. It won’t “go bad” but it will lose its potency overtime.

What do you use this seasoning blend for?

The answer: ALL THE THINGS. I’m not kidding guys, this is a goody. It’s just great on so many things.

Some of my favorite recipes that use Cajun seasoning are:

Deep Fried Chicken Wings

Cajun Popcorn Shrimp

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Cajun Pot Roast with Tomato Gravy

Spoonful of cajun seasoning.

Want to make more of your own spice blends? Try these:

Homemade Curry Powder

Homemade Steak Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

All Purpose Seasoning

Spoonful of Cajun Seasoning

DIY Cajun Seasoning

Spice up your spice cabinet with this easy DIY Cajun Seasoning. Great to sprinkle over french fries, use in pastas, fried chicken and more.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Servings 1 ounce
Calories 52 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated onion
  • ¾ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1751mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 519IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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Keywords: cajun seasoning, seasoning blend

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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