Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning

Cajun cuisine is a unique blend of flavors and cultures that originated in Louisiana. At the heart of this cuisine is the Cajun seasoning, a spice blend that adds bold and spicy flavors to dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and blackened fish or chicken. Making your own Cajun seasoning at home is easy and allows you to adjust the blend of spices to your liking.

Making your own Cajun seasoning is not only easy, but it also allows you to customize the blend of spices to your liking. If you prefer your seasoning to be less spicy, simply reduce the amount of cayenne pepper. Alternatively, if you prefer a smoky flavor, you can add a teaspoon of smoked paprika.


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


  • In a small bowl, combine all of the spices.
  • Mix well until all the spices are evenly distributed.
  • Store the Cajun seasoning in a dry container with a tight-fitting lid.


To use the seasoning, simply sprinkle it on any dish you want to add some Cajun flavor to, such as chicken, fish, shrimp, or vegetables. You can adjust the spiciness of the seasoning by adding more or less cayenne pepper according to your taste.
With this easy and flavorful Cajun seasoning recipe, you can add some Louisiana-style heat and flavor to your cooking any time you want!

Cajun seasoning is incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. It’s perfect for adding a spicy kick to roasted vegetables, grilled meats, or even popcorn. Try sprinkling it on sweet potato fries or adding it to your morning scrambled eggs for a spicy start to your day.

Cajun cuisine has a rich history and heritage, and the blend of spices used in Cajun seasoning reflects the diverse cultures that have influenced this cuisine over the years. Making your own Cajun seasoning at home is a great way to bring a taste of Louisiana to your own kitchen and experiment with the bold and spicy flavors that make Cajun cuisine so unique.