Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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Cajun Seasoning

Any recipe that needs a little extra heat can benefit from the addition of Cajun seasoning. The majority, if not all, of the common spices required to create this homemade Cajun seasoning recipe are likely already in your pantry.

White, red, and black pepper, along with a few other spices, make up the majority of the ideal mixture of seasonings and dried spices.

Homemade Cajun seasoning

The Cajun food wouldn’t be complete without Cajun seasoning. The French immigrants who came to Louisiana in the 18th century had a significant impact on it.
The name “Cajun” is a play on “Acadians,” French colonists who immigrated to the US. They had to rely on fresh fruit from the area and prepare filling meals with basic ingredients like beans and rice.
It was common to combine onions, bell peppers, and celery. They were also in the practice of cooking with roux. Additionally, they had numerous seafood dishes, most of which were spicy.

Don’t be surprised by the heavy reliance on hot sauce if you go to modern-day Louisiana and eat there. It makes sense that their flavor blend contains paprika, peppers, and cayenne. This recipe is best for seafood; famous variations in this cuisine include jambalaya and gumbo.
You can use this homemade Cajun seasoning mix for pretty much anything, whether you’re cooking up some smoky Cajun food or just grilling up some hamburgers. After making the Cajun seasoning, you’ll discover that you use it everywhere.

Cayenne pepper, oregano, dried thyme, red pepper flakes, and a few other spices are all you need to create your own Cajun seasoning. You have the ingredients to prepare a variety of Cajun food that will be rated 5 stars with your family if you keep this ideal blend in your spice cabinet.

How to serve:

This easy spice mix has more than just a spicy flavor. Our homemade Cajun seasoning tastes better than the store-bought Cajun seasoning and can be used on more than just spicy food. Check out some of these serving ideas:

  • Put a dash of this on popcorn for a spicy snack. 
  • This Blackened Chicken would taste even better with your homemade Cajun seasoning mix. 
  • This is a great seasoning mix for any dish whether it is beef, pork, chicken, or fish. 
  • Try your homemade Cajun seasoning with Shrimp for a nice spicy flavor. 
  • You can even make it into a dip by adding it to sour cream or Greek yogurt with a splash of lemon juice. 
  • Salads also benefit from a sprinkle of our homemade Cajun seasoning. 
  • This Cajun seasoning also works well on roasted vegetables of any kind. 

Try this on our Bacon Wrapped Shrimp or Baked Chicken Thighs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 tablespoons
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons fine kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until evenly combined and transfer to a spice jar.
  • Use immediately, or store in a sealed container for up to 1 year.


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1067IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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