Homemade Ragin’ Cajun Seasoning

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Part of my mom’s family is originally from New Orleans and the times I’ve visited there, I’ve loved the flavors of Cajun seasoning and tried to recreate recipes that use it at home.

For years, I bought pre-made Cajun seasoning, but realized it had MSG, anti-caking agents, and fillers in it (including gluten!). Since I already order most of our herbs and spices in bulk, I started mixing my own and kept it in a small mason jar in my cabinet. (Here are some of my other homemade spice blend recipes.)

Cajun Seasoning Recipe

Though the ingredients cost slightly more on the front end since I ordered them in bulk, they were less expensive in the long run since I was able to make 4-5 times the amount of seasoning mix, and I also still had the individual herbs and spices on hand for other dishes.

These are the seasonings traditionally in Cajun seasoning, as far as I can tell:

*Want some extra fun/challenge? Make your own garlic powder or onion powder using this recipe. (You can make chili powder from peppers too!)

How to Use Cajun Seasoning

Here are some of the recipes we love to use Cajun seasoning in:

  • Cajun Gumbolaya Recipe – Yep, you read that right! This combination gumbo/jambalaya recipe is full of veggies and mild enough for kids to enjoy. (My kids think so, anyway.)
  • Spicy Shrimp Stir-Fry – Replace the basil with 2 tsp Cajun seasoning in this extremely delicious shrimp stir-fry to make a soul food variation.
  • Bayou Dirty Rice – I love this recipe my friend Heather created. Fair warning: She includes the addition of chicken livers which really boosts the nutrition of this dish. I promise… it’s delicious and really good for you!
  • Blackened Shrimp and Scallop Fondue – If you do dairy, this recipe is out of this world. I serve it over zoodles (spiralized zucchini noodles) or occasionally gluten-free pasta.

Homemade Ragin’ Cajun Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Cajun seasoning has just the right amount of kick with flavors of garlic, onion, and herbs for a versatile seasoning blend.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 4kcal
Author Katie Wells


1 cups



  • Combine all ingredients in jar and shake to mix. Store in an airtight container. 


Nutrition Facts
Homemade Ragin' Cajun Seasoning Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /2 tsp)
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Sodium 262mg11%
Carbohydrates 0.8g0%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 0.2g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Good on stir-fry, eggs, casseroles, and poultry. Add more or less cayenne pepper to get to your preferred level of spiciness.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


11 responses to “Homemade Ragin’ Cajun Seasoning”

  1. Brigette Avatar

    5 stars
    So many of us are now realizing that we would rather start from scratch with our recipes than risk the added chemicals and gluten that processed food. Thank you so much from FibroWarrior Cajun from Nawlins.

  2. Gretchen Avatar

    Thank you SO MUCH for this recipe. I have a great etouffe recipe that I haven’t been able to make since I developed an anaphylactic allergy to MSG a few years ago. I am so excited to make this!

  3. Sam Avatar

    I have to admit I’m no Cajun seasoning expert but have seen many recipes. I’ve never seen one with such a high percentage of salt.

  4. Brendan Avatar

    I see you said you buy your spices in bulk. I was curious as to where you purchased those?

    Thank you!

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