Taco Seasoning

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We make a lot of Mexican food in this house.   I feel like it’s easy to make, we really like it, and there’s always plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.  I make tacos, enchiladas, taco salads, and nachos quite often.  That means we go through a lot of taco seasoning and Mexican spices.

There are layers of flavor in this tasty Taco Seasoning!

I usually have a ton of packets of tacos seasoning, fajita seasoning, and cumin in my cupboards but lately we’ve been going through them and I keep forgetting to buy more.  That means whenever I’m making tacos I have to quickly try and throw together some seasoning.  It’s not that it’s hard to do it’s just that I have to look up a recipe every single time.

So while I was on Instagram the other day I saw my friend Liz had a recipe for Taco Seasoning on her blog.   Instead of pinning it and saving it for a later date that might not come I went right in to the kitchen and made a batch!  The recipe makes about a cup which is good for 6-8 batches of tacos.

It's easy to mix up a delicious and preservative free Taco Seasoning at home!

The taco seasoning is made with ingredients I always have on hand in the cupboard plus I added a few other ingredients.  It took me less than 5 minutes to whip up a batch and now I have a jar of it on hand in my cupboard.  I love the smell of it and I like that there are no preservatives in it.  So if you are always looking for taco seasoning packets or don’t want seasoning with extra sodium try this Taco Seasoning for yourself!

There are layers of flavor in this tasty Taco Seasoning!

Taco Seasoning

Forget buying packets of taco seasoning filled with sodium and preservatives at the store, make your own at home!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 4 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 Tablespoons paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Arizona Dreaming optional
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Place in a half pint mason jar and store in the cupboard.


Recipe adapted from Books-n-Cooks


Quick buy prepackaged seasonings. Make your own Taco Seasoning at home!


  1. This made my day – so happy to hear that you made the seasoning and enjoyed it! It’s definitely one of those things that I’ll forever make myself instead of buying, since it’s so easy and is made from spice cabinet staples.

  2. 5 stars
    See and this is exactly why I often make my own taco seasoning too. The ones on the market and included with kits are WAY too high in sodium. I will bookmark this one too. Great recipe.

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