Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

by Marcy on June 1, 2015 · 2 comments

cajun spice mix recipe

There is something satisfying about making your own spice mixes and rubs. If you have never done it, you should give it a try! You will be amazed at how good a homemade spice mix can taste, and how much money it can save you in the long run. For me, it’s more about the fact that I often don’t remember to pick up spice packets at the store, but I usually have a nice variety of individual spice bottles in my pantry. This Cajun Spice Mix recipe contains spices that I pretty much always have on hand, so it’s super easy to whip up. I like that this recipe makes a 3.5 cup batch of rub. It’s fun to divvy it into pretty mason jars to store or to give away to friends.

cajun spice mix label

You can print these fun FREE Cajun Spice Mix Labels to glue (or stick if you print on sticker paper) to your jars as well. This would make a fun and inexpensive Father’s Day gift for the men in your life who enjoy cooking and grilling – or who enjoy a little spice to their meals.

I love using this Cajun Spice Mix Recipe on Cajun Crusted Chicken, but the possibilities are endless. Baked potatoes and fish would be taken to the next level with this rub.

If you mix this up to try for yourself, I would love to hear how you used it!

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

cajun spice mix rub recipe

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

Serves: 3.5 cups

  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup garlic powder
  • ½ cup dried thyme leaves
  • ½ cup dried oregano leaves
  • ½ cup pepper
  • ½ cup paprika
  • ½ cup ground red pepper (cayenne)
  1. In a medium bowl, gently whisk together all of the spices and seasonings.
  2. Portion into jars and seal tight.
  3. Try the recipe for Cajun Chicken, using this Spice Mix Recipe.
  4. Print these FREE Cajun Spice Mix Labels!


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1 Kelly June 24, 2015 at 6:25 PM

Is it a 1/2 cup or 1/2 a teaspoon of salt?

2 Marcy June 25, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Sorry Kelly, it’s half a cup! Thanks for letting me know, I’ll correct the recipe!

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