Make Your Own Cajun Seasoning

It is so easy to make your own Cajun seasoning mix by just combining several spices you may already have on hand.  Cajun seasoning is great on potatoes, most other vegetables and just about any kind of fish or meat.  Sprinkle it in hamburger before grilling for a taste you will love.  You can double this recipe or make as much Cajun seasoning as you like.  I keep this seasoning made up and on hand in my spice cabinet all the time.  It is so easy to just grab it and add to so many of my recipes for a tasty touch.

Cajun seasoning made at home saves you money and you have it on hand.

2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or cayenne (You can add more if you like it hot)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.  This makes about 1/3 cup of Cajun seasoning.

Make Your Own Cajun Seasoning

Here are some great recipes that use my Cajun Seasoning.

Cajun Corn and Okra-this is a great side dish.

Cajun Seafood Dip-perfect for any gathering.

Cajun Cheese Crackers-these make a great gift or appetizer.

Spicy Oven Baked Pork Chops-this is a great meal and it is quick and easy.

Cajun Oven Roasted Potatoes – wonderful side dish.

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  1. I used this recipe to make my own dirty rice and it was great. The only difference is I used smoked paprika5 stars

  2. I love reading your recipes and tips. Your cajun cabbage jambalaya is one of my favorites, and this formula for the seasoning has made it possible for me to enjoy cajun food without the heat and salt in all the prepared cajun seasonings I have purchased. I omit the cayenne and salt but still get all the wonderful flavor. I do use smoked paprika instead of sweet paprika and it seems to replace the need for the hot spices, at least it does for me. I usually double the amount called for in the recipe as now I don’t have to worry about making it too hot or too spicy!
    Thank you for being one of the emails I most look forward to receiving. You bring great tasting recipes without being complicated or difficult. I have been a fan for a decade now, and check your site first when I am searching for a recipe, like dirty rice, which uses this seasoning! I no longer live in the South, but reading you is like taking a trip back home, where country ham and spoon bread and grits are part of life! Hugs to you.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Kay,

      Thank you so much for the kind words! It means so much to us! We’re thrilled you’ve been with us for so long and that you enjoy our recipes and our newsletter. Thank you!