Easy Recipe for Cajun Seasoning

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Cajun Seasoning in a bowl with spoon.  It's smokey, spicy, salty, peppery, and adds fast flare to so many different foods.

I’m guessing you have all of these spices and seasonings in your pantry right now, so why not put them to use in a new and exciting way!  This is my super easy recipe for Cajun Seasoning.  It’s smokey, spicy, salty, peppery, and adds fast flare to so many different foods.  You can make a little or a lot and keep it in a jar for whenever you are grilling, frying, searing, roasting, or broiling.  It’s also great to add it to soups and stews to give them a kick! 

This is what I call a pantry must-have.  Click here to get more pantry dinner ideas and  Pantry Must-Haves for Quick & Easy Dinners!

CAJUN SEASONING RECIPES

I tend to just sprinkle this seasoning blend on before grilling or roasting.  I particularly love it on chicken, shrimp, potatoes, and zucchini, and cauliflower steaks!  My recent Cajun Shrimp and Grits Recipe was so easy and an absolute hit with this ready-to-go seasoning!  And my Vegetarian Creamy Cajun Beans and Cauliflower over Quinoa is a meatless marvel with this blend!

Here are some other ideas for using this Cajun Seasoning:

  • Cajun seasoned Potato wedges or slices roasted or grilled
  • Sprinkled on Zucchini slices seared in a pan with a little olive oil
  • Grilled chicken or steak
  • Skewered grilled shrimp
  • Mixed into Hamburger meat
  • Sprinkled on Avocado Toast
  • Added to scrambled eggs or sprinkled on a fried or poached egg
  • Mixed into a chicken or potato or pasta salad
  • Toss with chickpeas and then roast in the oven
  • Add to honey and mix with nuts and then roast them in the oven

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS YOU HAVE ON HAND

8 different spices separated in a bowl with labels. This is an easy recipe for Cajun Seasoning that's smokey, spicy, salty, peppery.

 

How long will this seasoning last in the pantry?

This Cajun seasoning will last at least one year stored in a cool dry pantry.  

Can I used table salt vs. Kosher salt?

Yes, you can use table salt.  In fact, you can leave the salt out all together and add salt directly to whatever you are cooking.

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

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Easy Recipe for Cajun Seasoning

This is an easy recipe for Cajun Seasoning that's smokey, spicy, salty, peppery, and adds fast flare to so many different foods.

Course Condiment
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword cajun recipes, cajun seasoning, homemade spices, seasoning blends
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (or more for more heat)
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Measure each of the spices and mix together. Store in a sealed jar in a cool dry pantry.

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