Homemade Cajun Seasoning is one you’re going to want to make and keep on hand in your pantry. Yes, you can buy it ready made but why not whip up your own fresh batch! Easy to make using ingredients like paprika, cayenne, dried chili flakes, garlic powder and more! It’s stuff you’ll already have in your spice drawer and you can enjoy your own homemade blend. Cajun seasoning is great on shrimp, chicken, potatoes, pasta and so much more.
A few years back, I made some Cajun Chicken Strips with a Minted Garlic Dip on a whim one day and everyone loved them. I was on to something! They were so good and we finished the tray in no time at all. It was my first time ever making Cajun Seasoning and I knew it wouldn’t be the last. And just recently I made some incredible Cajun Dry Rub Chicken Wings (not to be missed!).
So finally today, three years later, I’m bringing you the super simple recipe so you can make this seasoning and keep it on hand in your pantry!
Here’s What We Need To Make the Cajun Seasoning
- Black pepper
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Dried chili flakes
REMEMBER, The full recipe and instructions is found in the recipe card at the end of the post.
Making and Storing the Cajun Seasoning
Well friends, there’s no magic here. You just add all the seasonings to a bowl and stir it up to combine the spices. Easy! Like I said before, you can buy this stuff at your grocery store. But the beauty of making you own is that you can control the flavours yourself.
If you don’t like it too hot, just add a little of the chili flakes or you can simple leave it out all together. And if you like spice, just add more!
This is a spice blend I always have on hand and it’s great to just add to chicken or shrimp and put on the barbecue . We love it in the Cajun Chicken Alfredo and the Crispy Cod Nuggets with Cajun Alioli.
Can I Use Any Substitutions For This Cajun Seasoning
Well, like many recipes, ingredients can be substituted. But what I would say for this recipe, is try to keep it as close to the recipe as you see it. As I said before, if you don’t like the heat, just leave out the chili flakes. But I would keep everything else as it is for full Cajun Seasoning experience.
Enjoy the seasoning friends and i hope you get a chance to make it soon. It’s a great one for summer grilling and I’m even using it tonight on some chicken!
I know I promised a delicious summer dessert today, but that had to get put on hold for a few more days. I’ll have it to you in a few days and it’s one worth waiting for, promise!
See you soon and happy cooking!
Here’s Some Great Recipes You Can Enjoy With The Cajun Seasoning
Take a look at these great ideas to get you started with your Cajun Seasoning!
GET THE RECIPE!
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 4 teaspoons garlic powder
- 4 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- Combine all the dry spices in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Store in an airtight container. Will keep up to six months.
*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
- This seasoning will keep up to six months in an airtight glass jar.