Homemade Seasoning Blends – Nine DIY Recipes

Homemade Seasoning Blends - Nine DIY Recipes - Add great flavor to your food and save money with these simple to make seasoning blends! Make great gifts too! | tastythin.com

Homemade Seasoning Blends – Nine DIY Recipes – Add great flavor to your food and save money with these simple to make homemade seasoning blends!  Lower sodium and gluten free.  Make great gifts too!

I love to have these spice blends on hand for adding flavor to all of our favorite recipes.  Making your own spice blends is a great way to control your sodium intake and save lots of $$!

Many store bought spice blends include additives and MSG and a small bottle can run up to $5!  I love that these recipes are totally clean and controlled by me.  I can use all bulk organic spices from Thrive Market (use this link for 25% off your first purchase) or even stock up on individual spices from my local dollar store.  Either way, I’m saving big money compared to the pre-made spice mixes.

I especially love the convenience of having pre-mixed blends on hand.  It saves a ton of time and hassle measuring out individual spices for each recipe.  It also encourages creative ways for spicing up generic foods like chicken or roasted veggies.  I can easily create a different flavor profile based on what sounds good or what else I’m cooking.

Each of these homemade seasoning recipes makes approximately 7-8 Tablespoons of mix and can easily be reduced, doubled, or tripled.  Make all nine or just a few of your favorites!  I often replenish my stock on meal prep day based on what I’m planning for the week’s menu.

This is also a great project for kids!  Set them up with bowls, measuring spoons, and spices and put their mixing and math skills to work.  Add labels as desired, with cute ribbons, and you have a great homemade gift.

How to Make Homemade Spice Mixes

  • Decide which spice blends you want to make and how much (regular/double recipe, etc.)
  • Make your list and stock up on individual spices (to order from Thrive Market and save 25%, click here)
  • Gather up some containers for storing.  Mason jars in different sizes are my favorite!
  • Mix and store in containers.  Label your spice blends.

How to Use Homemade Spice Mixes

  • Use in any recipes calling for a specific seasoning blend.
  • Spices will settle and sometimes clump slightly.  Just give the mix a stir each time you use it to refresh the mix.
  • Here are a few suggestions on how to use your homemade seasoning blends:

Cajun Blend – on burgers, pork, salmon, chicken, and Cajun Sausage & Veggie Kabobs

Chili Blend – in soups/chili, on ground beef, sloppy joes, Whole30 Crockpot Chili

Jerk Blend – excellent on grilled pork, chicken, steak, and fish

Mediterranean Blend – on seafood, chicken, roasted veggies, and Garlic Herb Salmon Foil Packets with Potatoes

No Salt All Purpose Blend (my personal favorite, I use it on everything!) – roasted potatoes, veggies, scrambles, burgers, marinades, and Chicken Zucchini Poppers

Ranch Blend – in a dip, on roasted potatoes, homemade Ranch dressing, and Sheet Pan Roasted Ranch Veggies

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend – muffins, pies, baked goods, oatmeal, and Pumpkin Applesauce Blender Muffins

Italian Blend – tomato sauce, on fish or chicken, in a marinade, and Sheet Pan Summer Shrimp & Veggies

Taco & Fajita Blend – tacos, fajitas, soup, chili, grilled chicken, kabobs, or Instant Pot Taco Stuffed Pepper Soup

 

Homemade Seasoning Blends - Nine DIY Recipes - Add great flavor to your food and save money with these simple to make seasoning blends! Make great gifts too! | tastythin.com

Did you try any of these recipes?  If you love them too, please share your rating and review below!

Homemade Seasoning Blends - Nine DIY Recipes - Add great flavor to your food and save money with these simple to make seasoning blends! Make great gifts too! | tastythin.com

Homemade Seasoning Blends

Homemade Seasoning Blends - Nine DIY Recipes - Add great flavor to your food and save money with these simple to make homemade seasoning blends! Lower sodium and gluten free. Make great gifts too!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seasonings, spice mixes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 151kcal

Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning Blend

Chili Seasoning Blend

Jerk Seasoning Blend

Mediterranean Seasoning Blend

Salt Free All Purpose Seasoning Blend

Ranch Seasoning Blend

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

Italian Seasoning Blend

Taco & Fajita Seasoning Blend

Instructions

  • For each seasoning blend, combine all ingredients together and mix well.  Store in air tight container and stir before using.  
  • Optional: For Jerk and Italian Seasoning Blends, place ingredients in a small food processor and process until finely ground.  Store in an air tight container.

Notes

*Note: nutrition information is for one entire batch of No Salt All Purpose Blend (for example purposes only)
Each batch makes roughly 7-8 tablespoons of mix
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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Denise Crowe
    August 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Do you have a 7 day menu plan? Trying to get started on eating healthy and working out. Thank you

    • Reply
      Nikki
      August 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Hi Denise, I have a free two week eating plan that is included when you sign up for newsletter updates. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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    Alison
    January 11, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Hi is minced onion fresh or dried? Yo me its fresh but cant see how it will mix well or keep? Thanks

    • Reply
      Nikki
      January 11, 2018 at 10:32 am

      It’s dried. I’ll be sure to update the recipe to clarify. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Mary Jo
    March 24, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Are your spices from a special source or do you buy McCormack’s from your grocery store. I usually use Penzey’s, and their combo spices are great, but would like to make your recipes without the salt.

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      Nikki
      March 24, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      No special source, I just try to find the best deal on organic spices available in the grocery store or Amazon. 🙂

  • Reply
    Ketty
    June 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    With the taco/fajita seasoning, how much do you use per pound of meat?

    • Reply
      Nikki
      June 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Typically, I use 2-3 tablespoons per pound of meat. You can increase/decrease based on your preference!

  • Reply
    Tracey
    June 10, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Hi Nikki: What is the nutritional facts for the taco/fajita seasoning blend? These all look great thank you.

    • Reply
      Nikki
      June 10, 2018 at 11:15 am

      Hi Tracey, I just updated the recipe so you should be able to see the nutritional info now! Thanks!!

  • Reply
    Allison
    June 13, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    What kind of chili powder or do you have a recipe? I’d rather make my own.

    • Reply
      Nikki
      June 13, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      Hey Allison, I just use regular chili powder!

  • Reply
    Jenna
    October 26, 2018 at 9:42 am

    These look amazing! Do you have a favorite poultry seasoning mix from scratch? Just wondering, with Thanksgiving around the corner. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Nikki
      October 26, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Hey Jenna, one is coming soon! It will be published and sent in my newsletter next week! 🙂

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    November 19, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    This is awesome! Making some for me and extra batches for gifts 😊

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    Judi Wirtjes
    November 29, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Making these for gifts. Everyone on my list is trying to eat healthier and stay away from all the processed sugar. My usual gifts were cookies and candy but not this year. I think these will be a great treat. The taco one is so versatile. I make a great soup with it.

    • Reply
      Nikki
      November 29, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks, Judi! Happy Holidays!

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