An easy and simple Cajun seasoning recipe that can be made in minutes with spices you can already find in your pantry. Smokey, spicy, and herby, it will make all your Cajun dishes taste even better!

Cajun Seasoning

Course: Spice Mix
Keyword: Seasoning, Spice Mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 1/2 cup of seasoning
Author: Dini from The Flavor Bender
This homemade cajun seasoning is a simple blend of common spices that adds robust flavor, subtle heat and a little bit of kick, and it'll perk up any dish that you use it in!
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  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 ½ tbsp black peppercorns or 1 tbsp cracked black pepper (avoid using finely ground black pepper)
  • 1 tbsp dried chili flakes/crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper optional, only if you like it spicy


  • Place all the ingredients in a spice grinder and process until the spices are ground well and blended properly.
  • Transfer the spice mix to an air-tight glass bottle and store in a cool, dark place. 


You can easily double or triple this recipe if needed.