Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Happy Fat Tuesday, friends!

I don’t have anything indulgent to share today, per se.  But Paul and I are heading off to New Orleans this week!!  We have never been there and we are heading south (thank you, Louisiana for being warmer than Missouri!) to experience the sights and – of course – the F.O.O.D. New Orleans has to offer.

You might know this, but we got some more snow and ice over the weekend.  So while I did not step foot outside on Sunday, I did spend the day in the kitchen playing around with some Louisiana flavors by mixing up a homemade Cajun seasoning!  (Ahem, I also spent the ENTIRE day watching Private Practice on Netflix on my iPad while in the kitchen.  Why did they cancel that show!!  Talk about obsessed!)

Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix

So where do we need to go in NOLA?  Cafe Du Monde, Pat O’Briens, Acme Oyster Bar, we have all the basics but tell me the hidden treasures.  What should we see?  We are staying smack dab in the middle of the French Quarter in Bourbon Street.  I have been working extra hard at the gym the last few weeks so that I can eat as many beignets, hush puppies and fried oysters & shrimp as my heart desires.

I will post about our trip (hopefully) next week when I have brought myself out of a fried food and hurricane coma.  And then I’ll share with you what I made with this Cajun seasoning mix!

Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix

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Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix

Yield: About 1 cup

Total Time: 5 min

Homemade seasoning mix for make-at-home Cajun food. So flavorful and perfectly spicy!


1 Tbs. + 2 tsp. paprika
1 Tbs. garlic powder
1 Tbs. onion powder
3 tsp. kosher salt
3 tsp. black pepper
3 tsp. dried oregano
3 tsp. dried thyme
2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to one month.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix


24 Responses to “Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix”

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    bev @ bevcooks — March 4, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    Perfect! All over it. Doin’ it. Today. Now.

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — March 4, 2014 @ 9:03 am

    You even make seasoning look amazing! Hmmm…what should I try it on first?

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — March 4, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    i had no idea how simple cajun seasoning was to make! wait, i say that for every spice blend i see. 🙂 will have to try this next time i need it!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — March 4, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    So glad you posted this! I’m always seeing recipes that include cajun spices and didn’t want to buy it. Now I can make my own. Thanks!

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    ATasteOfMadness — March 4, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    Oof, this looks fantastic! I have never made my own seasoning before, but I definitely think I should try soon!

  6. #
    Ashley — March 4, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! I’ve never been to New Orleans! I love making homemade seasoning mixes at home – but I’ve never done cajun before!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — March 4, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

    Oh I’m so jealous you are going to NOLA!!!! So bummed my trip was ruined by weather but I plan to live vicariously through you!!! ENJOY!!

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    Lauren — March 4, 2014 @ 7:09 pm

    I’m from New Orleans and today was nothing but rain and cold weather so make sure you pack some more clothes because one day you’ll be swimming and the next your wearing your winter clothes again! Everywhere here is good! Enjoy it because this city is beautiful and theirs lots to do! Do the cemetery tour it’s awesome!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver}} — March 4, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

    Ohhh man – what a great and colorful mix!!! I have to have a batch!

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    Joanne — March 4, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

    Have fun in NOLA and eat a ton of beignets for me!! I’ll be cuddling up under a blanket eating this spice mix by the spoonful to stay warm. Not an exaggeration.

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    Kim Beaulieu — March 5, 2014 @ 12:47 am

    Great recipe Cassie. I love making my own spice mixes. Have a great time on your trip. So much food, so little time. xx

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    Aggie — March 5, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

    I wish they didn’t cancel PP either. This spice mix rocks! You always have great mixes!! Have a great time in NOLA!!

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — March 5, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

    LOVE Cajun seasoning! It’s fabulous on pretty much everything! Have fun and safe travels! XO

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    Aqiyl Aniys — March 6, 2014 @ 9:18 am

    Whoa, this is awesome! I love cajun seasoning especially on my dehydrated cucumbers.

  15. #
    Christine from Cook the Story — March 17, 2014 @ 9:39 am

    Yay! No more buying expensive spice blends!

  16. #
    rachel — March 19, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

    just found your blog today, everything looks amazing. can’t wait to make some of this spice mix for my pantry

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    Robin — December 27, 2016 @ 3:27 pm

    Why is the storage time only 1 month? Not very long to keep a spice.

    • Cassie replied: — January 4th, 2017 @ 7:34 am

      Hi Robin, homemade seasonings tend to clump for me after some time in the pantry – I live in a fairly humid part of the US. If they seem to be OK past one month, then feel free to continue to use!

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    Leigh Ann — April 18, 2018 @ 11:15 am

    Hi there! I was trying to follow you on Instagram and I’m fairly certain the Instagram page your link leads me to is not yours. I gave you credit for this recipe on my @recipefanatic_ page with a link but also wanted to tag you in it. Would love to follow you! Thanks 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — April 24th, 2018 @ 3:10 pm

      hi there! I changed my username to cassie.laemmli. I need to update my IG link on my website. Thanks!


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