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Creole Seasoning Recipe

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This recipe for creole seasoning is way better in taste than you bought from the store. This is easy and quick to make, and it contains no fillers and preservatives. Similar to the Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning recipe.

Nothing can beat the flavor of homemade creole seasoning. This recipe of creole seasoning is a complete flavor explosion; use it over anything that needs a boost in flavor.

creole seasoning in bowl with spoon

This recipe is suitable for

  • low-carb
  • vegan
  • keto
  • gluten-free
  • paleo
  • whole 30 diets.

This recipe of creole seasoning is another example of a homemade spice mix that you can prepare for yourself to add flavor and life to a huge variety of foods. It just takes 5 minutes to prepare this seasoning.

Ingredients Needed

Creole seasoning ingredients includes some everyday ingredients, which are:

  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Dried thyme
  • Paprika powder
  • Dried basil
  • Dried oregano
  • White pepper
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

How to Make

Full directions and measurements for this recipe are in the printable recipe card below.

cajun seasoning spices in a white bowl

Step 1: Add all the spices in a bowl, and mix well.

Step 2: Place in an airtight container and then use in any soup, stews, and other recipes that call for creole.

How to use this seasoning?

  • You can rub it on meat or fish steak.
  • You can use it as a marinade by mix it with some vinegar, olive oil, and lemon.
  • Use as a gumbo seasoning.
  • Consider using as jambalaya seasoning.
  • You can sprinkle it over vegetables for roasting.
  • You can use it over meat before grilling it.
tony chachere s creole seasoning on a spoon


If you properly store the creole seasoning, you can easily store it in an airtight jar for up to 1 year. Make sure to store it away from direct sunlight or in a cool place. You can also keep the jar in the refrigerator.

This homemade tony’s seasoning can actually last for up to 1 year, but it loses its vibrant flavor and freshness as time passes.

So try to make enough to last you for few months and then simply prepare a new or fresh batch.

Recipe FAQs

Make A Gift in A Jar

This quick and easy seasoning recipe makes an excellent and unique DIY gift.

Make few more batches of this recipe, pour into a unique and special airtight jar, label the jar, and add a vibrant color ribbon. Send it to your foodie friends and loved ones with some chocolates and roses.

Now, as you know everything about creole seasoning, let’s see how to prepare it.

Expert Tips And Variations

Tips and variations on how to make Cajun seasoning at home.

  • You can adjust the quantity of salt and paprika as per your taste.
  • You can add kosher or sea salt flakes instead of plain salt.
  • Make sure that the jar you are using to store creole seasoning is completely dry and clean.
  • If you want, you can put all the ingredients in the spice grinder and grind the ingredients into a powder.
  • If you are going to use the seasoning more often, you can double the recipe.
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Creole Seasoning Recipe

Yield: 10 tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Creole Seasoning is an easy homemade creole seasoning recipe. Give this spice blend a try for mixing in soups, stews, gumbos, and more. Anything you would want a Cajun seasoning for you can use this seasoning blend.


  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper, crushed
  • 1/2 Tablespoon white pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons salt


  1. Add all the spices into a bowl.
  2. Mix well, and then place the creole seasoning into an airtight container or sealable bag.
  3. Then use this creole seasoning for any recipe that calls for creole or Cajun spice blend.


Store in an airtight container to preserve the spice blend.

You can alter the spices used to adjust the flavor.

Use less cayenne for a milder flavor, or add more to make a spicy creole seasoning.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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