Taco Seasoning

Now you can make your favorite seasoning at home – this Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe is simple, and is made with ingredients that are usually on hand. It’s the perfect addition to any recipe to give it that delicious flavor everyone loves.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Have you ever thought to make your own Taco Seasoning?! I admit I hadn’t until recently when I realized I needed it for a recipe, was all out and didn’t have time to run to the store. I found a recipe for it and thought we would give it a go. It was easier than we thought and tasted just like the taco seasoning you can buy.

I will say upfront – yes, it is easier to buy taco seasoning at the store, but I love having a good recipe on hand that I can make at anytime without having to run to the store. I also always have the ingredients on hand which is a bonus. It also takes just a few minutes to put together so technically, it’s faster to just make it at home than run to the store. 😉

Taco Seasoning Ingredients

As mentioned, I have the ingredients for this specific recipe on hand at all times, and hopefully you do too. They are basic ingredients used for many recipes. Here they are:

DIY Taco Seasoning

How to Make Taco Seasoning

Any chili powder will do for this recipe, but we especially love Gebhardt chili powder. 😉

Once you have all the ingredients gathered and have your red pepper flakes crushed, you just need to combine all the spices. Mix well and store in an air-tight container. So easy, and delicious!

We even think these would be great to put in jars and gift to friends since everyone tends to use taco seasoning. 😉

For some recipes that use Taco Seasoning, check out:

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Taco Seasoning recipe

4.67 from 3 votes
Now you can make your favorite seasoning at home - this Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe is simple, and is made with ingredients that are usually on hand. It's the perfect addition to any recipe to give it that delicious flavor everyone loves. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 4 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Mix together all ingredients into a small bowl. Store in an airtight container.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 4 stars
    Thanks for the recipe. This is a fantastic seasoning recipe! Like others have mentioned, no more seasoning packets for me. The flavor was so much richer. I didn’t tell anyone of the change (I cook for a family of 10) and got lots of excellent compliments. After the first time I used this recipe, I made up a large batch of seasoning to have on hand. It was so easy since I had all of the spices in my pantry anyway. I found that 2 *very* heaping tablespoons of the seasoning equals about one regular seasoning packet. My family likes things a little spicy though, so two regular tablespoons would probably be sufficient.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! I am glad your family loved it! It’s nice to have a big batch on hand..I use it so much!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow Love your recipes today, I do believe this is the first time I seen it on FB, Will make this one for supper. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great Day.

  3. 5 stars
    This has been our family go-to forever now. Make a big batch and save it for when you make tacos, nachos, taco soup- so many great uses.