Homemade Taco Seasoning


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You likely have all the ingredients handy to whip up a batch of Homemade Taco Seasoning. Once you see how easy it is to make a batch, you’ll never purchase pre-made seasoning packets again!

Yesterday I posted a recipe for a delicious Taco Soup.  The recipe called for a packet of Taco seasoning, with an option to use a homemade taco seasoning.

I also use this seasoning mix when I make Homemade Taco Salad recipe or set up a Taco Bar for Taco Tuesday. It’s a winner if you’re looking to put a quick dinner on the table.

I thought it might be helpful to post a recipe for the homemade version, in case you don’t have your own favorite recipe. There are hundreds (thousands?) of homemade taco seasoning recipes floating around Pinterest and the internet.

Today I am sharing my recipe.  I arrived at my current version after trying quite a few different recipes, ultimately adjusting the ingredients and quantities until I got it just right.

Taco Seasoning Collage
I don’t know if you’ve checked the labels on your favorite taco seasoning lately, but there is some yucky stuff included in those little packets – ewww!  If that’s not motivation enough to make your own seasoning, I don’t know what is.

Plus, it’s realllllly easy to mix up a batch of the homemade stuff.  So easy in fact, you will wonder why you waited so long to make your own mix.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

You likely have all the ingredients handy to whip up a batch of Homemade Taco Seasoning. Once you see how easy it is to make a batch, you'll never purchase pre-made seasoning packets again!
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Course: DIY Homemade Mixes
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Lori @ www.AReinventedMom.com


  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp salt*
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  • Mix until spices are combined.
  • Store in an airtight container if not using immediately. Makes the equivalent of 1 seasoning packet.


- If you are doubling/tripling/etc. this recipe, I recommend using table salt (i.e. Morton's). Kosher salt is fine for a single batch.
- This recipe is easy to make in bulk. I typically make a quadruple batch and store it in a tightly covered, small mason jar. Use 2 tbsp. of seasoning mix in place of a seasoning packet.
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Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1948mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4125IU | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4.3mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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