Homemade Seasoning Mixes and Spice Blends Recipes

Eliminate the need for measuring each and every spice individually. Make your own spice blends to use on meat, fish, and vegetables! Having these seasoning mixes on hand and ready-made cuts down on the preparation time for all your favorite dishes. None of these recipes contains salt, so you control the sodium content and saltiness. Mix each combination together in a clean, dry bowl, and store in an airtight jar or container in your cabinet or other cool, dry place. From then on, full flavor is only an arm's length away!

Mexican Seasoning

Makes about 2 cups

  • ½ cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup coriander
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ Tbsp red pepper flakes

Italian Seasoning

Makes about 2 cups

  • 1/2 cup dried basil
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup dried marjoram
  • 1/4 cup dried cilantro
  • 1/4 cup dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup dried savory
  • 2 Tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ Tbsp dried sage

Cajun Seasoning

Makes about 2 cups

  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/3 tsp ground cumin

Creole Blackening Rub

Makes about 1 ½ cups

  • 1/4 cup dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 Tbsp ground cumin
  • ½ Tbsp ground nutmeg

Asian Seasoning

Makes about 1 cup

  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp red pepper flakes

Poultry Seasoning

Makes about 1 cup

  • 1/4 cup dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup dried sage
  • 2 Tbsp dried savory
  • 2 Tbsp dried marjoram
  • 2 Tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp celery seeds
  • 1 tsp ground allspice

Steak Rub

Makes about 1/2 cup

  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Makes about 1/4 cup

  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ Tbsp ground allspice

Apple Pie Spice

Makes about 1/4 cup

  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ Tbsp ground allspice
  • ½ Tbsp ground cloves

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Comments 9 comments

todd 22 months ago

Thank you. Great lifesaver


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Eco-Lhee 3 years ago from Alberta, Canada

Great Hub!


Laurie Victorio 3 years ago

Love what is here, but was disappointed there weren't more.


Phyllis 5 years ago

Can't wait to give the Asian speice a try on rice.


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Guyana Masala 5 years ago from New Jersey

...very nice.


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safiq ali patel 5 years ago from United States Of America

Hmm. Worth reading...The only point I would make is that the italian spices should be grown in italy, indian spices should be grown in india and so on and so fourth for them to be authentic.


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Simone Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

Oooooooh!! I had been hoping to put together my own seasoning mixes for AGES. This is quite convenient. Hurray- now I can actually fill my empty spice jars with something!!!


Dawn 6 years ago

Very informative, thank you very much. Just what I was looking for :)


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Lela Davidson 8 years ago from Bentonville, Arkansas

This rocks! Thank you!

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