Homemade cajun seasoning in a glass jar with a spoon,

Cajun Seasoning

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 tablespoons 1x
  • Category: Spices
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Cajun


Cajun seasoning is a tasty blend of zesty savory flavors and is as spicy or mild as you’d like. It’s easily made from pantry-staple spices, keeps well for months, and is delicious on everything from meats, pasta, potatoes, or veggies. 



  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons EACH: onion powder and garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon EACH: thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, and cayenne (see notes)


  1. Mix the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. 
  2. Transfer the spice mix to a jar and store in your pantry for up to 1 year. 


If you’re sensitive to heat you can reduce, or even omit, the cayenne.