Homemade Cajun Seasoning Blend

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I love seasoning blends. They’re such a simple way to add a little flavor and fun to your home cooking. A few shakes of this spice or that spice can really jazz up what would otherwise be a boring weeknight meal.

So yes , I enjoy spice blends and have fun using them – BUT –  I don’t really enjoy buying them ready made at the store.  So often they come in big bottles that take me forever to use up that have big price tags I don’t like paying.  There’s a solution to that little problem though. . .

Make your own!  { of course }  ๐Ÿ™‚

Make your own cajun seasoning spice blend

The latest spice blend I wanted to try was a Cajun spice blend to use in a jambalaya recipe.   Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not from a part of the country where Cajun cooking is the familiar regional thing.  I’m more of a “Give me some corn-on-the-cob” kind of Michigan gal.  But after doing some research on Cajun spice blends, I think I’ve got the some of the traditional flavors included in the mixture I created, even if I am from the Great White North.

My family gave this Cajun seasoning mix a thumbs up and I very much enjoyed that this blend has a little heat but doesn’t rely on the chili powder or cumin flavors that I so often use.  It was a nice little change of pace.

Need an idea for using your homemade Cajun Seasoning Blend?  Try this Skillet Jambalaya Recipe.

Here’s how to do it:

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Make your own cajun seasoning with this quick mixture of pantry spices.
Course: Spice Blend
Keyword: Homemade Spice Blend
Author: TheMakeYourOwnZone.com

Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tso Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Red Pepper (Cayenne)
  • 1/2 tso White Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients and keep in a small jar or bottle.

Notes:

If you would like to make a bigger batch, the recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.

 

 

 

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