Homemade Cajun Seasoning: Add some Cajun flare to your dishes with this perfect blend of spices. This homemade version of Cajun seasoning blend is the perfect compliment to grilled chicken, pasta dishes, and rice and beans.
Truth be told, Cajun Seasoning is not a blend I use often.
But when I do opt to use Cajun Seasoning, it is guaranteed to pack a huge amount of flavor, which creates a memorable dish.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
Because I am not using it every day at my house, if I were to buy a pre-made store-bought Cajun Seasoning, not only would it contain fillers, like cornstarch and anit-caking agents, the spices would lose their potency as it sat in my spice cabinet.
Not to mention this Cajun spice blend is free from gluten, soy, nuts, eggs, and dairy–making it perfect for those suffering from food allergies.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning saves me money and adds flavor to easy family dinners–what is not to LOVE?!
Spices in Cajun Seasoning
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Red Pepper Flakes
When you make Homemade Cajun Seasoning, you can control the level of sodium and the level of heat.
Like things spicy? Increase the cayenne pepper.
Like thing less spicy? Omit the cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
Reduced Sodium Cajun Seasoning
If you are watching your sodium, it is easy to completely omit the salt from this Cajun Seasoning or cut in half to significantly reduce the sodium.
But be aware, this Cajun Seasoning Recipe already has less sodium than store-bought Cajun Seasoning Blends.
How to use Cajun Seasoning
Cajun seasoning can be used in just about any dish that you are looking for a savory kick of heat from vegetables, to eggs, to pasta dishes.
Cajun Seasoning is it is great on baked sweet potato fries, or scrambled into eggs for a spicy breakfast.
Recipes that Use Cajun Seasoning
HOW TO STORE Homemade CAJUN SEASONING
Because I personally only use Cajun season sparingly, I typically make a smaller batch, as recipes typically only need a little bit of this spice blend.
But if your family loves this blend of seasonings, make a large batch of Cajun seasoning, and use it on ALL the things Creole and Cajun.
Store along this homemade spice blend with all other spice blends is best stored in a seal-able jar or container. You want to make sure you store your spice seasoning in a sealed container so that it will not absorb flavors from other spices in your spice cabinet.
Cajun seasoning will last up to 6 months, and while safe to consume after 6 months, it has the best flavor in that time frame. After 6 months, dried spices begin to lose their potency.
More Homemade Spice Blends
Easy Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe
DIY Cajun Seasoning
Add some Cajun flare to your dishes with this perfect blend of spices. This homemade version of cajun seasoning blend is the perfect compliment to grilled chicken, pasta dishes, and rice and beans.
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1¼ tsp dried oregano
- 2½ tsp paprika
- 1½ tsp cumin
- 2 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
Combine all ingredients and store in air tight container.
Nutrition facts are for the ENTIRE spice blend. Obviously one serving will never have the entire blend, so the sodium is significantly less. And of course you can decrease the sodium in half and still have incredible results.