Posted on May 14, 2012

Cajun Seasoning

  • Makes ½ cup
  • Preparation Time:


  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder (granulated not floury)
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano or majarom
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder (granulated not floury)
  • ½ tablespoon ground nutmeg or mace (optional)


Mix to combine and store in an air-tight container. Good commercial substitutes for the seasoning are McCormick’s Cajun Seasoning from their gourmet collection and Badia’s Louisiana Cajun seasoning.

Lindsay S. Nixon

Lindsay S. Nixon is the author of Happy Herbivore AbroadThe Happy Herbivore Cookbook, and Everyday Happy Herbivore. She creates quick-n-easy, no-fuss, low-fat recipes using wholesome everyday ingredients. Visit for recipes and updates from Lindsay.

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