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Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Have you looked at the ingredients in a package of store bought taco seasoning mix?  Ugh…all those chemicals! 

Why not make your own with a similar mix of spices and none of the bad stuff?

Make your Own Taco Seasoning.

Printable Recipe – DIY Taco Seasoning

This recipe is so easy.  Just measure out the spices, combine them in a bowl and store in an air tight jar.

ingredientsYou will probably have all the spices on hand to make the seasoning mix.  You’ll need chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder (I used minced onion since that is what I had), crushed red pepper, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper.

ready to mixAll of the spices ready to mix. Aren’t they a lovely blend of colors?Prepared seasoningTaco seasoning after it is all mixed together.Makes two small spice jarsI made extra and got two small sized spice jars of the taco seasoning.  I just happened to have two empty spice jars.  I also clean out my spice cupboards while I was at it.  It is amazing what you find when you do this. I had doubles of spices I thought I was out of!

I used this taco seasoning to make a great Mexican chili casserole.  You can find that recipe here.

Yield: 5 tablespoons

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

This taco seasoning has no chemicals and is super easy to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp of Mexican style chili powder
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion flakes
  • 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of ground paprika
  • 1 tbsp of ground cumin (or more! that is what gives the seasoning the traditional smell)
  • 1 tsp of Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of cracked black pepper


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Mix until well combined.
  2. Store in air tight jars.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 20Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 636mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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