Herbs and Spices Recipes

You may want a recipe for taco seasoning, Greek seasoning, or to learn what is in Chinese five spice powder. We have a world of herb and spice recipes for you to try.

Staff Picks

Cajun Spice Mix

Rating: 5 stars 425
This Cajun spice mix can easily be made at home with common spices from your pantry.

Italian Seasoning II

Rating: 4.5 stars 113
Better than already prepared types because you can make it to your taste. I use the bulk baggie spices in the Mexican food aisle, they're so much less expensive and taste great!

Taco Seasoning

Rating: 5 stars 7697
Easy, homemade taco seasoning is cheaper than store-bought versions.

Chili Seasoning Mix II

Rating: 4.5 stars 572
This chili seasoning features flour, chili powder, red pepper, onion, garlic and cumin.
By sal

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By Melanie Fincher

Garam Masala Spice Blend

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
I am always buying garam masala and it is very expensive, so finally I found this recipe. It is much less expensive than buying the premade product.

What Is Italian Seasoning?

Find out what herbs are in Italian seasoning and the best recipes for using it.
By Nadia Hassani

All-Purpose Rub for Meat

Rating: 4 stars 76
This is a tastier alternative to marinating meat. A rub gives a fuller flavor to any meat. This rub can be used for just about any meat (I personally favor it on chicken!). This recipe makes enough for about four servings of meat.
By Sarah

Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Dipping Sauce)

Rating: 5 stars 22
My personal take on a traditional dipping sauce. A little bit sweet, but mostly savory with a nice bit of heat. I make this a minimum of 24 hours before I use it to let the flavors mingle. Leftover sauce can be kept for three to four weeks in a sealed container in the refrigerator. If this isn't to your taste as written, experiment! Everyone's tastes are different! Some like their nuoc cham really sweet and mild, some like it tangy with heat. Mine tends to be more towards the tangy heat side. So, before you add the garlic, onion, and vinegar, sample it and adjust the ingredient amounts to suit your liking. Keep in mind that this recipe is LOUD when you first make it. The flavors mingle and mature a bit after the first 24 hours. I hope you enjoy!

Greek Seasoning Blend

Rating: 4.5 stars 103
This is meant to substitute for that rather expensive Greek seasoning in the yellow and red can.

Apple Pie Spice Mix

Rating: 5 stars 51
Making your own spice mix is simple, and usually economical. Scale to make a batch as large or small as you like.

Chinese-Style Five Spice Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This simple mixture of five spices commonly used in Chinese cooking works great as a rub or in a marinade. The ingredients may be a little more difficult to obtain, but the effort is well worth the result. This is probably one of the easiest recipes to assemble. I hope you enjoy.

Inspiration and Ideas

World's Best Lasagna
Rating: 5 stars 19011

Filling and satisfying, John Chandler's lasagna is our most popular recipe. With basil, sausage, ground beef and three types of cheese, it lives up to its name.