Cajun Spice Blend is a flavorful, spicy seasoning mix. Having this Cajun rub in your pantry is handy for flavoring bbq recipes, meat, and pasta dishes. This Cajun Seasoning is super easy to make and inexpensive. Use this homemade Cajun spice rub for chicken, pork, or beef.
Originally published 6/27/2017
Cajun Spice Blend
Sometimes you just need to kick things up a notch! And having a flavorful spice rub in your kitchen is a great way to do that.
A good Cajun Spice mix is more than just heat; you need some flavor, too. This spice blend has both.
How Spicy is This Cajun Seasoning?
• It has enough heat to be noticed, but not too much. I made several versions of this Cajun Spice Blend and finally settled on this one.
• This blend has a little kick to it. Simply add more of the cayenne pepper if you want more heat!
It’s super easy to whip up a batch, and it lasts a long time if you keep it sealed in a mason jar.
HINT: Cajun Seasoning makes a great gift! Put the spice mix in a decorative jar with a cute ribbon or label on it!
This blend is extremely versatile, I use it on so many things. Go ahead and try it on chicken, pork, beef, rice, BBQ, pasta, or whatever your heart desires! Try my Instant Pot Creamy Cajun Pasta with Sausage.
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If you make this flavorful Cajun Seasoning mix, please let me know. Just leave a comment with a star rating below. I’d like to know how you like it.
A Cajun inspired spice blend that has a nice amount of heat and plenty of flavor. A versatile blend you can use to season a variety of recipes.
- 2 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic (or garlic powder)
- 2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Basil
- 2 Tablespoons Oregano
- 1 Tablespoon Thyme
- 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper*
- 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt
- 6 Tablespoons Paprika
Add all ingredients to a mason style jar, put the lid on, and shake well to mix the spices up.
Store in a cool, dry place.
*Use more or less of the cayenne pepper to make it spicier or less spicy to your taste.
(Use only 1 teaspoon for a less spicy version, Use 1 teaspoon extra for hotter version)
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I made this Cajun spice mix two years ago and never left a comment. It has been a star in my kitchen. I use it all the time!