Homemade Spice Blend Recipes

Browse for the spice blend or seasoning recipe for that special dish, including garam masala, berbere, Ranch seasoning, Creole seasoning, taco seasoning, adobo seasoning, blackened spice mix, and more.

Staff Picks

Pumpkin Spice

Rating: 4.83 stars
This will make enough for one recipe of pumpkin pie. But you could increase amounts to keep a mix on hand. These spices added to a pumpkin pie make the dish as far as I am concerned.

Easy Garam Masala

Rating: 4.78 stars
This is a quick Garam Masala (Indian spice) mix. Garam Masala is better when made with whole spices that have been roasted and ground, but this is a quick and easy substitute that's pretty good.

Italian Dressing Mix

Rating: 4.47 stars
Great for gifts for co-workers and friends.

Traci's Adobo Seasoning

Rating: 4.64 stars
This seasoning is used often in Mexican and Filipino dishes; I've recently started mixing my own seasonings.

Creole Seasoning Blend

Rating: 4.81 stars
This Creole seasoning blend is great for seasoning rice, meats, soups and stews, or anything that needs a flavor boost. Also makes a great gift when placed in a decorative jar with recipe attached.

Dry Ranch Style Seasoning for Dip or Dressing

Rating: 4.32 stars
A dry ranch-style seasoning mix which can be combined with either mayonnaise and buttermilk (for a dressing) or mixed with sour cream, and served as a dip.

Blackened Seasoning Mix

Rating: 4.71 stars
Eight ingredients and you've just made your own salt-free Cajun seasoning mix at home.

Jamaican Curry Powder

Rating: 5 stars
An authentic Jamaican curry powder without hot pepper, which should be added separately to any dish. You can also use powdered versions of any of the ingredients, but for better flavor use whole seed. For authentic Jamaican flavor, you will usually add Scotch Bonnet or Habanero peppers to your recipes. However, if you want to add heat directly to the powder, add 2-4 tablespoons cayenne powder to the mix, depending on your taste.

Cajun Spice Mix

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is a mildly hot Cajun spice mix you make yourself with common spices from your pantry. For those who like it hotter, add the optional crushed red pepper. This makes a great oven Cajun hashbrowns!

Taco Seasoning I

Rating: 4.82 stars
Depending on how spicy you and your family like your dishes, use as little or as much as you want.

Fajita Seasoning

Rating: 4.77 stars
This is a great recipe to make your own fajita seasoning. No bouillon cubes means this is perfect for vegetarians too! Make up a larger batch and store in an airtight container for future use.

Stacey's Hamburger Seasoning

Rating: 4.73 stars
This is what I use to season my hamburger patties before cooking them. It gives them a wonderful flavor that makes a so-so hamburger extraordinary.

Inspiration and Ideas

Homemade Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning
Rating: Unrated
"A good versatile seasoning that can be adjusted to lower the sodium. You can put this on just about anything." – bd.weld
Dry Rub for Ribs
Rating: Unrated
Watch how to make this Dry Rub for Ribs.

Chicken Seasoning Blend

Rating: 4.72 stars

This dry mix of herbs and spices adds a unique zing to any chicken dish, it has just the right amount of heat and flavor to make all your guests beg for more. Don't be scared by the long list, most of it is spices you will probably have in your cupboard. Note, it also gives chili a great flavor without adding too much heat.