How to Make Your Own Creole or Cajun Seasoning

Add this homemade creole or cajun seasoning blend to your pantry.

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For outstanding flavor, to control ingredients and to save time, I like making my own spice blends.   For example, I use my homemade Lemon Herb Seasoning when I’m quickly heating up some frozen veggies.  Without a lot of work or even having to think about what herbs and spices I could add, I’ve transformed my frozen veggies from plain veggies with a pat of butter to a lively, delicious side dish. I use my Italian seasoning for most tomato based dishes and I use homemade taco seasoning for Mexican inspired dishes.

What Recipes Use Cajun Seasoning?

I use this seasoning when I want a little kick on chicken, meat, soups, stews and rice. Some of our favourite recipes using Cajun Seasoning:

Roasted Chickpeas

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Squash

Oven Roasted Broccoli

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers

Oven Roasted Whole Chicken

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A tasty crispy, savoury snack – Roasted Cajun Chickpeas

Here’s my recipe for Cajun seasoning. It has a kick to it with 1 1/2 Tablespoons of cayenne pepper – but you can always add more if you want!

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Mix Your Own Creole Seasoning

Kick it up a notch with this cajun or creole seasoning blend. Perfect for jambalaya, gumbo, rice, meats, soups and stews.
Prep : 6 mins
Total Time: 6 mins
Servings: 40
Author: Getty Stewart


  • 2 1/2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried leaf oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme


  • Thoroughly combine all ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Yield 2/3 cup
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, creole, homemade seasoning, seasoning blend, spice mix

Interested in other seasoning or spice blends? Check these out:

Italian Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

Lemon Herb Seasoning

Homemade Spice Blends

Popcorn Seasoning Recipes

Ready to make your own Cajun Seasoning? Let me know how it goes, down below in the comments or on Instagram @GetGettyS or on Facebook @GettyStewart.HomeEconomist. And please come back and rate the recipe.

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