Creole Seasoning (Emeril) Recipe

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Ratings (30)
  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2/3 cup (32 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
6 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It's easy to make your own Creole spice mix at home. This is famous chef Emeril Lagasse's version. This mix may be stored up to 3 months. It's a staple for fans of creole casserole. It' also makes a great personalized housewarming gift. 

Creole seasoning comes from French and Spanish settlers to Louisiana. These populations mixed with the indigenous and Caribbean populations in the area and from it a one of a kind and popular culinary style was born. This seasoning is incredibly versatile. It's perfect for recipes like jambalaya or gumbo but it also works well as a seasoning for meats. Getting a taste of the Big Easy in your own home is as simple as mixing a few spices you likely already own. 

"Prime Time Emeril" by Emeril Lagasse (Wm Morrow)


  • 2-1/2 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme

Steps to Make It

1.Combine paprika, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne, oregano, and thyme thoroughly in a bowl.

2. Store in an airtight container away from light. Use within three months.

Source: by Emeril Lagasse (Wm Morrow)
Reprinted with permission.