5 Minute Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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This easy homemade Cajun Seasoning originating from Louisiana is super versatile, and it’s made from commonly used spices in Cajun cuisine. You’ll need basic ingredients such as paprika cayenne, garlic powder, and pepper. 

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This homemade cajun seasoning is super easy to make and perfect to season almost anything. It adds such a great flavor to your meals and it’s ready in just 5 minutes.

I love making seasonings at home because, besides that, I know exactly what it contains; I can add some extra of my favorite flavors, like garlic or paprika, and it’s super quick to make in under 5 minutes.

Ingredients for Cajun Seasoning

Create a unique seasoning that brings the best taste to your recipes. I think that everyone adds a little more of their favorite ingredients, but my Cajun Seasoning it includes:

  • smoked paprika or you can use paprika
  • kosher salt
  • garlic powder
  • black pepper
  • white pepper
  • onion powder
  • dried oregano
  • cayenne
  • dried thyme
ingredients for cajun seasoning

How to Make Cajun Seasoning

It’s super easy to make homemade Cajun seasoning in just a few easy steps. Just gather all the spices and seasoning needed, mix, and store in a dry place for up to 1 year. 

  1. Put all the ingredients into a shallow plate or bowl.
  2. Mix them well.
  3. Then transfer and store in a jar. Close with a lid.
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Where to Find Cajun Seasoning?

If you don’t have all the ingredients for Cajun Seasoning, or simply you don’t want to make it at home, it’s not a problem. You can find this seasoning in almost any store around you. And if you don’t need it right now, you can order it from Amazon.

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How to Use Cajun Seasoning?

You will be surprised to find out that cajun seasoning is used for almost everything, especially: 

  • Veggies: is a great addition especially in stir-fries, but also fantastiic to season roasted vegetables.
  • Proteins like: Pork, Salmon, Shrimps, Chicken, Steak, an Tofu
  • Dips like guacamole, spinach artichoke, or hummus.
  • Soups
  • Keto Bread and seeds crackers
  • Marinade

You may also use it to make cajun-deviled eggs, popcorn, and Cajun dips and sauces.

The next recipe on the blog is going to be a new Cajun Salmon recipe coming out this weekend. It’s a fantastic way to make your meals taste incredible.

Substitute For Cajun Seasoning

If you run out of cajun seasoning, you will be pleased to know that there is a substitute. Indeed, that doesn’t contain exactly the same ingredients, but from far away is the only one that tastes almost the same:

  • Creole Seasoning. Between creole seasoning and cajun seasoning, there isn’t much of a difference. However, Creole seasoning differs from cajun seasoning because it is created with more European herbs and has a softer flavor.
  • Adobo Seasoning, which has as common ingredients garlic, oregano, and cumin; some blends of adobo seasoning may contain turmeric.
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Is Cajun Seasoning Keto Friendly?

Absolutely, yes! 

Cajun Seasoning is keto-friendly, and it has only zero net carbs per serving. Store-bought cajun seasoning usually is higher in carbs and may contain hidden sugars.

 How to Store Cajun Seasoning?

This recipe yields about 1 cup of seasoning, and the best way to store cajun seasoning is in an airtight container—store covered in a cool place for up to 1 year.

You can easily scale the recipe and make a bigger batch to have more servings.

Looking for More Homemade Seasoning Recipes? Try these:

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Perfect Homemade Cajun Seasoning

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Prep time 5 minutes
Yelds 40 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


This easy homemade Cajun Seasoning originating from Louisiana is super versatile and it’s made from commonly used spices in Cajun cuisine. You’ll need basic ingredients such as paprika cayenne, garlic powder and pepper.
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  • In a shallow bowl combine all the ingredients.
  • Transfer the Cajun Seasoning to a glass jar with airtight lids. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.


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Course Seasonings
Cuisine Cajun Cuisine
Keyword cajun seasoning
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