Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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Homemade Cajun seasoning will take your recipes to the next level! Add it to seafood, chicken, vegetables, steaks, and more. Made with a variety of spices and seasonings, it’s delicious, tangy, and a little spicy!

We love homemade seasonings at Stay at Home Chef! They’re so easy to make and so much better than the store-bought stuff. Today, we’re featuring our special homemade Cajun seasoning recipe! We love adding these Cajun spices to dishes like shrimp, chicken, steak and vegetables. We even add it to burgers for a unique Cajun twist. This seasoning originated in Louisiana, the home of Cajun cooking. It’s often made with spices and herbs such as paprika, onion and garlic powder, oregano, and cayenne peppers — just to name a few. Different cooks like to add different spices, but the idea is the same: whatever you put in, it’s there for flavor! That’s the beauty of this spice blend, because you can get as creative as you want. Once you have our Cajun seasoning recipe on hand, you’ll want to add it to just about everything.

Fresh Herbs vs Dried Spices:

While we love using fresh herbs, some recipes call for dried herbs for a reason. Our homemade Cajun seasoning recipe is one of the best made with dried spices. You may also come across ground spices. In any case, always choose dry to make your own Cajun spice blend. It will fit perfectly into your Cajun inspired creations.

Where did Cajun food originate?

Cajun food originated in New Orleans. It’s the perfect mix of Southern and French cuisine, and packs some serious flavor. It is often found in the Louisiana River Bend and, according to locals, was brought by the French in the late 18th century. Cajun food is bold, rustic, and full-bodied. It often features meat, and there are many recipes that can be made in one pot. Famous dishes like jambalaya and crayfish boil are all Cajun!

What’s the Difference Between Cajun and Creole Seasoning?

Cajun and Creole seasonings are often compared because they are so similar! However, the main difference is the type of each spice, herb and seasoning. Cajun spices tend to feature many different types of peppers such as black pepper and cayenne peppers. Creole seasonings are made with a variety of herbs, such as rosemary.

Is Cajun seasoning the same as chili powder?

Cajun seasoning is usually made with some kind of chili powder, but it’s so much more than that! We prefer to use paprika in our version, but if you want more spice, feel free to add a little paprika to your version. One of the best parts about creating your own homemade dressing is that you are free to add any extra ingredients you like!

Spice Grade:

Our homemade Cajun seasoning is not too spicy but contains paprika. Feel free to add a little more if you like to add some heat to your dish. You can omit it if you don’t like spicy food. You can also experiment with how much salt you add. There is something for all taste preferences!

Service suggestion:

The dishes below call for a combination of spices that you can recreate in our homemade Cajun seasoning recipe!

You can also add a little of this dressing to your salads or dips! One of our favorite ways to use it is on top of guacamole!

Top view of different spices in homemade cajun seasoning.

Storage Instructions:

Store homemade Cajun seasoning in tight-fitting jars. Choose a small glass jar for best results! We recommend keeping it in a cupboard or pantry. It will keep for up to 1 year.

If you liked this recipe, you might be interested in these other delicious Cajun-inspired recipes:

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Homemade cajun seasoning in jars.

Homemade Cajun seasoning will take your recipes to the next level! Add it to seafood, chicken, vegetables, steaks, and more. Made with a variety of spices and seasonings, it’s delicious, tangy, and a little spicy!

Preparation time 10 minute

total time 10 minute

raw material

  • 1 tablespoon chili
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon White pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili


  • In a small bowl, stir together paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, thyme, black pepper, white pepper, and paprika.

Calories: 5kcal | carbohydrate: 1G | protein: 1G | fat: 1G | Saturated fat: 1G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fats: 1G | sodium: 318mg | Potassium: twenty twomg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 1G | Vitamin A: 208unit | Vitamin C: 1mg | calcium: 7mg | iron: 1mg

Homemade Cajun Seasoning