Homemade Seasoning Mixes

There are so many recipes out there that call for various different store bought seasoning packets. Have you seen what they put in those things??? Not to mention the sodium content in them!! I set out on a mission to change from using store bought packets to making my own. I searched around on Pinterest and other websites for the ones we use the most. As with any recipe, there are always different variations so after comparing a few I settled on the recipe I liked for each mix and tested them out. They have all turned out great and in some recipes, my family said some tasted better with the homemade seasoning!!!
My goal is to continue updating and adding to this post as I try more seasoning mixes. Here are the links to the ones that I have tried and liked so far.

Taco Seasoning – This is a bulk recipe that will last between 4-6 months.

Fajita Seasoning – This recipe only lasted me about 2 meals however, it would be a good one to test out to see if you like the mix.

Bulk Fajita Seasoning – I took the above recipe and tripled the ingredients so it would last much longer.

Ranch Seasoning – There are two different versions of this recipe. A smaller batch and a bulk batch. This link will take you to the smaller one…..from there you can find the bulk version if you want to make that one.

Italian Seasoning – I’ve used these mix in several recipes. Really good!

Lipton Onion Soup Seasoning –  I mix these up in Ziploc snack size bags and label them. This recipe is the equivalent to 1 Lipton Onion Soup Mix.


Bulk Fajita Seasoning

fajita 2

All Mixed Up

You can probably start to tell we are huge Mexican food fans in our house. I came across a fajita crockpot meal that I wanted to try but it called for a packet of fajita seasoning mix. After some searching I found a homemade recipe.  The recipe worked out great however, I only got about 2 meals out of it. I’m the kind of person that I prefer to make recipes in bulk and use them multiple times.  It seems to be a better use of my time. If you want to see the original smaller recipe, click here.  If you want to make the bulk recipe see below.

1/4 cup chili powder

1/8 cup sugar

1/8 cup + 1/2 tsp onion powder

1/8 cup + 1/2 tsp paprika

1.5 TBSP garlic powder

1.5 TBSP cumin

1.5 TBSP salt

1/2 TBSP ground cayenne pepper or creole seasoning (if you use creole seasoning decrease salt amount to 1 TBSP).


Spice Art – It looks so pretty!!!

Add seasoning to a jar. Shake and seal tight.

2 1/2 -3 TBSP = 1 store bought seasoning packet.