Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning is simple, and is made with ingredients that are usually on hand. It gives delicious flavor to any recipe!!

Now you can make your favorite seasoning at home! Taco seasoning is perfect to flavor your fave tacos, enchiladas, flautas and more. I love that you can control the spice level and flavor by making it yourself!

Homemade Taco Seasoning in a white bowl

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. 😉


How to Make Taco Seasoning

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

MIX & STORE. 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. 😉

Tips + Storing Info

A packet of taco seasoning is only about 2 tablespoons in each packet, which is enough for 1-2 pounds of ground meat, depending on your taste preferences. 

Our recipe actually has less chili powder than other seasonings, but if you’re concerned about it being too spicy for kiddos you can ½ the amount of chili powder and increase onion or garlic powder.

If you are worried about a “chunky” texture or having uneven grain sizes you can grind the spices with a mortar and pestle before storing the seasoning

STORE for up to two or three years. As long as it remains dry, unopened, and at room temperature then it should last a nice long time. We like to store ours in a mason jar with a clasp lid.

DIY Taco Seasoning in a white bowl

For some recipes that use Taco Seasoning, check out:

Taco Seasoning Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Homemade Taco Seasoning is simple, and is made with ingredients that are usually on hand. It gives delicious flavor to any recipe!!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 4 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 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


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

Recipe from Allrecipes.com.

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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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  1. 5 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.

  4. 5 stars
    Needed a taco seasoning recipe for tonight’s taco dinner. This recipe is definitely five stars. Terrific. Thank you for posting the recipe KRISTYN.