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.
Truth be told, Cajun Seasoning is not a blend I use often.
But when I use it, is guaranteed to pack a huge amount of flavor, which creates a memorable dish.
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.
FYI, I don’t have anything against cornstarch, but I have several people in my family with corn allergies, so I love being able to serve them recipes made with homemade seasoning with no fear of causing an allergic reaction! Not to mention this spice blend is free from gluten, soy, nuts, eggs, and dairy–making it perfect for those suffering from food allergies.
Instead, I prefer to make all my own spice blends, like ranch seasoning, seasoned salt and homemade Cajun blend, with the common spices I already have in my pantry. These spice blends save me money and add flavor to easy family dinners–what is not to LOVE!
Also, I can control the level of sodium and the level of heat–which for my family, I need to cut the heat back. My husband and daughter are WHIMPS when it comes to heat. My son and I on the other hand, LOVE spice and often add additional hot sauce to meals.
How to use Cajun Seasoning
I also find it is great on baked sweet potato fries, or scrambled into eggs for a spicy breakfast. It is also really great in place of Taco Seasoning in this Rice and Beans recipe–for a Cajun take on the dish.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning spice blend is a great way to literally spice up ordinary dishes.
HOW TO STORE DIY 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, ditch the store bought brand and make a large batch of this good Cajun seaoning, 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 sealable 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.
Easy Homemade Cajun Seasoning Blend 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.