There's nothing like the satisfaction of creating something from scratch. And when it comes to seasoning blends, there's no need to buy them all premade. With just a few simple ingredients, you can easily mix up your own custom blend that will perfectly suit your taste preferences. Knowing your spices and seasoning blends is the key to becoming a better cook.
Plus, making your own seasoning blends is a great way to save money. So if you were wondering if you should make spice mixes yourself, read on for nine popular blends to DIY (recipes included), plus five to buy pre-made.
These nine popular mixes are worth DIYing for a few reasons:
This blackened seasoning mix is perfect for seafood, but it’ll work magic with pork chops, steaks, or even tofu! Anything that needs to be seared will be great with blackened seasoning.
With just nine simple spices, you can make your blackened seasoning mix at home that tastes better than anything you'll find in a store.
Chicken is one of the most popular go-to proteins in the US. And if you like chicken (or any kind of poultry), this is the seasoning mix you should have on hand at all times.
It’s a 7-ingredient blend that will make your poultry taste amazing. You can use it on everything from fried chicken to roasted turkey. And best of all, it only takes 5 minutes to mix up and store in an airtight container for later use.
This homemade blend tastes better than anything you could buy at the grocery store because it’s made with fresh ingredients like dried sage, thyme, rosemary, and more. There is no preservatives or additives – just pure flavor goodness. Once you try this recipe out yourself, we know that you won’t be able to go back to using pre-made seasonings again!
We all love taco seasoning. Unfortunately, those little packets are often loaded with sodium. If you are watching your sodium intake but don't want to give up the flavorful taco seasoning mix, just use our recipe and make it yourself.
And now you never need to worry about running out of taco seasoning for some impromptu Tex-Mex. Just make a big batch, and it will keep for months. Don’t just limit yourself to ground beef either; taco seasoning is excellent on chicken, too!
This Homemade Old Bay Seasoning recipe is the real deal – much better than anything you can buy in a store. It's perfect for adding flavor to seafood, chicken, and even fries.
This seasoning is the perfect way to add some zing to your Latin cuisine! Whether you’re using it as a dry rub or the base of a marinade, this adobo seasoning is sure to give your food some extra flavor. Just like abuela used to make, adobo seasoning will give your food an irresistible taste.
Add a delicious homemade Italian flair to all of your dishes with this easy-to-use seasoning recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a flavorful and aromatic masterpiece that will have everyone asking for seconds. Whether you're cooking up a storm for family dinner or just want to punch up a store-bought pasta sauce, this Italian seasoning should be your go-to.
Who doesn't love cajun food? It's spicy, flavorful, and downright delicious. With this Homemade Cajun Seasoning recipe, you can add those classic southern flavors to anything you cook up. Whether you're making jambalaya, gumbo, or just want a little spice in your life, this seasoning mix is perfect for you.
What’s great about making your own cajun seasoning is that you can adjust the heat level to your liking - spice fiends can double up on cayenne, and people sensitive to spice can omit it altogether.
This Homemade Jerk Seasoning recipe is perfect for when you want to take your meals up a notch! With its delicious and unique Caribbean flavor, this seasoning is sure to spice things up in the kitchen. It is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors, perfect for boosting your dishes with a combination of spices like cinnamon and allspice.
Who said that pumpkin pie spice is only for fall? This easy mix of spices is just what you need to add some deliciousness to all your favorite treats. With just six simple ingredients, you can have your custom spice mix that's perfect for all your pumpkin-spice-flavored goodies. Plus, it's a lot cheaper than buying a pre-made blend.
Some Seasoning blends are too complex and contain too many ingredients that are not too easy to get, and even when you find those, the results can be inconsistent.
In that case, store-bought seasoning blends are the perfect solution. They're affordable, easy to use, and contain all the right herbs and spices so that you can create delicious meals in no time at all.
These are seasoning blends you should absolutely add to your grocery list.