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Want to know how to easily kick the flavor of your next dinner up a notch? We’re talking all about making your own Cajun Seasoning so you can do just that!

Bowl of cajun seasoningHow to Make Cajun Seasoning

This savory spice blend packs a little heat, a lot of flavor and is sure to liven up your next meal! This bold Cajun seasoning blend, hailing from the state of Louisiana, goes well with everything from chicken, to pork, to fish and even vegetables!

Spice blends are great to make yourself because you get to control the flavor and the level of heat. We are partial to the proportions we have given in our recipe, but feel free to adjust to your desired amount. You likely already have almost all of the ingredients in your pantry, too!

cajun spiceWhat’s In Cajun Seasoning?

  • Paprika

  • Garlic powder

  • Onion powder

  • Salt (can omit for a salt free blend)

  • Cayenne pepper (for less heat lower or omit)

  • Black pepper

  • White pepper

how to make cajun seasoningHow to Use Homemade Cajun Seasoning

There are a lot of ways to use this blend! You can use it in the most obvious way to make Cajun Blackened anything. We’ve tried it out in this pasta, and bet it would be great on Popcorn or Corn on the Cob! It’s great on chicken, pork or veggies so give it a go the next time you are looking for a bold flavored meal.

Cajun spice blend on fishHow to Store Cajun Spice

Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid. We often will reuse our empty store-bought spice jars for when we make our own blends.

How long will it keep? So it’s not that spices go bad, it’s that spices lose their potency. It’s generally accepted that spices should last about a year once opened, but that’s assuming the store you are purchasing it from has a quick turnover rate and isn’t letting spices sit on the shelves for a while. If you are making this spice blend with spices that have been sitting on your shelf for a while your blend will lose its potency quicker. At the LCK test kitchen, if spices have been around for more than a year we toss and refresh with new ones.

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How to Make Cajun Seasoning

Want to know how to easily kick the flavor of your next dinner up a notch? We're talking all about How to Make Cajun Seasoning so you can do just that!
Servings 1 /3 cup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon fine sea salt can omit for salt free
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper for less heat lower or omit
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper


  • Place all ingredients in a jar and stir or shake to mix it up completely.
  • Close with a tight fitting lid and store for up to one year (see note).


Spices are best kept for one year, so if you are starting with older spices it may lose its potency sooner.
Course: spice blend
Cuisine: Gluten-free
Author: Lexi

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