Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning
Cajun Seasoning. Matilda Lindeblad/Getty Images
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup seasoning (6 portions)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
42 Calories
1g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cup seasoning (6 portions)
Amount per serving
Calories 42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4723mg 205%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 2g
Calcium 47mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cajun cooking has developed a reputation for being all about heat. The truth is Cajun flavors are more savory than hot. This spice blend can be adjusted for heat by increasing (or decreasing) the amount of cayenne pepper.


  • 1/4 cup/60 mL paprika
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL salt
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL cayenne
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7.5 mL dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7.5 mL dried thyme

Steps to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. This blend can be stored for up to 6 months.

2. Use mixture on all types of meat, fish, and seafood and vegetables. You can add a little oil and vinegar to a bowl, add some of this seasoning mixture and use as a marinade.