This simple Cajun Seasoning recipe is a full flavor spice mix made from the herbs and spices you have on hand. The creole/cajun mix works great on vegetables, meats and in sauces for easy flavor additions.
What is Cajun Seasoning Spice? Commonly used in the south, primarily Louisiana its a seasoning blend that can be used on meats such as shrimp, beef and chicken.
It can be used in sauces over pasta, gumbo, or in this one-pot Jambalaya recipe. I’ll have a recipe next week for Spicy Shrimp Alfredo that works perfectly for. Or need something for a quick 30-minute meal? Try this seasoning on the Cajun Baked Shrimp Sheet Pan dinner.
I used to buy a creole spice mix already pre-made. One day I went to make jambalaya and didn’t have any so I went online to see what was in it.
Turns out all of the things that go into cajun seasoning I had on hand and really didn’t need to spend the extra money.
What is in Creole Seasoning?
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- Celery salt
Note that the list above is pretty common spices that are already in your pantry. It couldn’t be easier to make it yourself. All you do is measure it out, stir it together then place it into a jar to save for when you need it.
The hardest part is getting the creole seasoning mix into your spice jar without spilling it everywhere. It’s a simple trick, but take a piece of parchment paper (or any sheet of clean unused paper) and roll the paper into a funnel shape. Then you place the tip of the funnel and place it in the jar and then pour it in.
For something a little different try this creole spice recipe as the dry rib rub on these Fall off the bone BBQ ribs recipe!
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Recipes to use this homemade Cajun Seasoning in:
- Beef Ribs
- Country Style Ribs (boneless)
- Cajun Pasta (with shrimp and chicken options)
- Cajun Mac n Cheese
- Grilled Foil Packet Shrimp with Creole flavors
- 4 Tablespoons Paprika
- 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Celery Salt
- 1 Tablespoons Oregano
- 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Thyme
- 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes, (completely optional)
- Measure out all ingredients, stir to combine. Store in an airtight jar any leftovers.
Serving Size:8 tablespoons (one half cup in total)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Sodium: 876mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gProtein: 1g