Create Your Own Seasonings: Flavorful Blends



4 Homemade Seasonings: Craft Your Own Flavorful Blends

Have you ever thought of creating your own seasonings at home? It’s actually easier than it might sound! It's also a fantastic way to personalize your cooking, control your ingredients, and reduce waste. Whether you're looking to replicate classic blends or innovate with new flavor profiles, making seasonings yourself can be both rewarding and delicious. This guide will walk you through some easy and flavorful homemade seasoning recipes.

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Homemade Seasonings: Craft Your Own Flavorful Blends

1. Classic Italian Seasoning

italian seasoning. image showing grilled chicken with italian seasoning

Embrace the flavors of Italy in your kitchen with this classic blend. Perfect for pasta sauces, grilled vegetables, and meats.


  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage


Combine all the herbs in a bowl and mix well. For a finer texture, pulse in a spice grinder. Store in an airtight container.

2. All-Purpose Seasoning

all purpose seasoning used for fish, poultry, pork, chicken, steak, fries, and more. Image showing grilled shrimp with all purpose seasoning

A versatile blend that works on everything from fish, shrimp, steak, grilled chicken, pork chops, roasted vegetables and more.


  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

3. Homemade Taco Seasoning

homemade taco seasoning. image showing three soft shell beef tacos

Bring some zing to your taco nights with this easy, adjustable taco seasoning.


  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (smoked or sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt to taste


Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. Adjust the heat with more or less red pepper flakes. Store in an airtight container.

4. Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub

how to make sweet and spicy bbq rub. image showing orange bbq rub in a bowl next to seasoned chicken

Perfect for grilling season, this rub brings a balance of sweet, spicy, and smoky flavors.


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (adjust to taste)


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, making sure to break up any clumps of brown sugar. Store in an airtight container.

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One of the nice things about homemade seasonings is that they allow you to adjust flavors to your liking and ensure your spices are always fresh. Experiment with these recipes, and don't be afraid to tweak them to suit your taste. Happy seasoning!

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