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Homemade Blackened Seasoning

This Homemade Blackened Seasoning is bold with flavor and a hint of spice. Use Blackening spices to add authentic Cajun flavors to your recipes and serve the best Blackened fish, chicken, steak and veggies ever!
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American, Creole
Keyword Blackened seasoning, blackened seasoning recipe, blackened spice mix, blackening seasoning, blackening seasoning mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 tablespoons
Calories 18kcal


  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon paprika sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or fine Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder use more if you want it spicier
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or spice jar until evenly combined.
  • Use immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 6 months.


  • Store in an airtight container in a cool pantry for up to a year.
  • This spice mix recipe is gluten-free, dairy free and sugar free.
  • If you don’t have smoked paprika, increase the amount of sweet paprika.
  • This recipe makes about 5 1/2 tablespoons of blackening spice mix. You can double or triple the recipe if you want.


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1556IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg