Homemade Creole/Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Creole/Cajun Seasoning – so easy! Only 8 ingredients – paprika, salt, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme. Can adjust salt and cayenne to your personal preference. Can make in advance, Will keep for months.

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What is Cajun Seasoning?

I get a lot of questions about Cajun and Creole seasoning. So, let’s talk about what exactly is Cajun seasoning? It is a mixture of spices used in Cajun/Creole food. It has paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme.

Are Cajun and Creole Seasoning the Same?

Both Creole and Cajun cooking terms are used interchangeably. BUT, technically, Cajun and Creole seasoning are different. Cajun seasoning typically only has garlic powder, onion, black pepper, and Cayenne pepper. Creole seasoning will add more herbs such as paprika, oregano, and thyme.

The advantage of making your own homemade Cajun/Creole seasoning is you can control the salt and heat in the seasoning mixture. Most store-bought seasonings have a lot of salt unless you can find the salt-free versions.

What is Cajun/Creole Seasoning Used For?

Homemade Creole/Cajun Seasoning is very versatile. You can use it on just about anything. Cajun/Creole seasoning is good on turkey, chicken, jambalaya, boiled peanuts, french fries, salmon, shrimp, gumbo. Anything!

Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that use Cajun seasoning:

Cajun Dirty Rice

Cajun Dirty Rice – delicious one-pot meal!! Ready in under 30 minutes! Great for Mardi Gras parties!!! Ground beef, pork…

creole seasoning in dish

Homemade Creole/Cajun Seasoning

Yield: 1 cups
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Homemade Creole/Cajun Seasoning – so easy! Only 8 ingredients – paprika, salt, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme. Can adjust salt and cayenne to your personal preference. Can make in advance, Will keep for months.

Ingredients:

  • 5 tsp paprika
  • 4 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme

Instructions:

  • Combine all the spices together. Store in an air-tight container.

Notes:

For authentic Cajun seasoning, omit the paprika, oregano, and thyme.
Adjust the salt and cayenne to taste.
Seasoning will keep in an air-tight container for months.

Steph

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  1. This seasoning was delicious! I topped the chicken over a salad and it was the perfect dinner! I have pics on my blog. Thanks a million!!

  2. Really? That's all it is? I have all those ingredients in my kitchen! And there are a few recipes I've had hanging around that call for this type of seasoning blend, but I've never bothered buying it pre-made. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for this… I love making my own homemade seasonings. I'll definitely be trying this one out soon. And I'm happy I have everything in my pantry already 🙂 Great SRC pick!

  4. I have tried several versions of Cajun style rubs and they all taste great, especially on chicken. This one also looks like a keeper.

  5. LOL, now I realize why, when I found your Butterfingers post on Pinterest, your blog looked familiar to me. We're in SRC together! doy, Veronica. haha. Wow, I so have to make me some of this seasoning–I love making my own seasonings too!

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