All Purpose 10-Spice Blend Recipe

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When it’s time to do some homemade cooking, most of us rely on the assortment of dried herbs and spices from our pantry to add some flavor. And to make the addition of the spices to our recipes go a little quicker, I’ve learned that it can be super handy to have some homemade blends mixed together ahead of time that are tasty combinations of some of my most often used and reliable spices. One of the newest additions to the collection of DIY spice blends I like to keep in my cupboard is this easy 10-spice blend that’s a nice mixture of some very familiar pantry spices.

A homemade spice blend in a small glass jar.

I first came across a mixture of these 10 spices when I had the Oh She Glows Cookbook home from the library. This cookbook is a collection of vegan recipes and her 10 spice mixture was used in one of her soup recipes. Her spice recipe was a larger size than I wanted to make, and I wasn’t too interested in the soup – BUT – I was intrigued by the combo of spices and it was the inspiration for my smaller sized recipe that follows for a DIY 10-spice blend.

The 10 Spices You’ll Need for this DIY Blend

One very nice thing about this homemade spice blend is that it uses familiar and common spices that are easy to find in most grocery stores. I’ll venture a guess that many of you have all these spices in your cupboard already! And you probably won’t have to look for any expensive brands either. Here’s a photo below of my 10 spices all gathered together and they’re all either the Stonemill brand from Aldi or the store brand from my local Meijer.

spices bottles on a table for using in a 10 spice blend recipe.

I’ve been keeping my homemade spice blends in 3 oz glass jars that I can also buy at my local grocery store. These 3 oz bottles will hold about 15 teaspoons so I often create my DIY spice blends with this size batch in mind. For this 10-spice mixture I did the following:

4 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons each of onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano
1 teaspoon each of basil, thyme, and salt
1/2 teaspoon each of black pepper, white pepper, and cayenne pepper

10 spices measured out on a plate for a homemade spice blend.

Once you have your spices measured out, it’s time to give them a good stirring together. The paprika in this mixture gives your finished mixture a nice color, and the three types of pepper (black, white, and cayenne) give the mixture a little zing too.

A small bowl of homemade spice blend with a spoon.

Then transfer your mixture to a small spice jar and you’re good to go! The size of this mixture should fit well in cleaned and recycled spice jars that you might want to repurpose too.

A jar of homemade 10-spice blend next to measuring spoons.

This is still a somewhat new blend in my cupboard so I’m continuing to look for more ways to use it as an all purpose seasoning for soups, meats, or vegetables.

But I do have a favorite way that I’m currently using this blend and that’s to make oven-baked Breaded Cauliflower Bites, an easy plant based option for me at the dinner table. I think you’ll find these little cauliflower bites to be a tasty way to use this spice blend too!

More DIY Spice Blends

10-Spice Seasoning Blend

Add a flavor boost to your recipes with this quick and easy 10-spice seasoning blend that uses an easy mixture of pantry spices
Prep Time3 mins
Keyword: Homemade Spice Blend
Yield: 14 teaspoons
Author: Beverly

Ingredients:

  • 4 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Ground Thyme
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Instructions:

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Transfer to a spice jar of at least a 3 oz size.
  • Use to season soups, meats, or vegetables.

Notes:

You could also use smoked paprika in this recipe or do a combination of smoked and regular paprika.
I like to use ground thyme in this recipe which has a powdery consistency, but you could also use the dried thyme leaves.

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