Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning

Cajun seasoning is a blend of spices commonly used in Cajun and Creole cuisine, which originated in Louisiana in the United States. It typically includes paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and other herbs and spices. The exact blend of spices can vary, but it is often used to add flavor and heat to dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and blackened fish or chicken. Cajun seasoning is known for its bold, spicy flavor, and it is often used in dishes that are slow-cooked or grilled. The origins of Cajun cuisine can be traced back to the Acadians, French-speaking immigrants who were expelled from Canada in the 18th century and settled in Louisiana. The blend of spices used in Cajun seasoning reflects the influence of French, African, and Native American cuisine in the region.


Course Herbs and Spices
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper


  • Mix ingredients together and store in dry container.