Make-Your-Own Seasoning Blends


Taco Seasoning


1 Tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon oregano


Curry Seasoning


2 Tablespoons cumin powder

2 Tablespoons ground coriander

2 Tablespoons turmeric

1½ teaspoon ground cardamom


Italian Seasoning


2 Tablespoons garlic powder

1 Tablespoon parsley

1 Tablespoon basil

1 Tablespoon oregano

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon thyme

2 teaspoons onion powder


Ranch Seasoning


2 Tablespoons dried parsley

2 Tablespoons dried chives

1 Tablespoon dill 1

Tablespoon garlic powder

1 Tablespoon onion powder

1 Tablespoon onion flakes

1 Tablespoon celery salt

1 teaspoon black pepper


Adobo Seasoning


1 teaspoon salt

3 Tablespoons onion powder

3 Tablespoons garlic powder

3 Tablespoons black pepper

2 Tablespoons oregano


Soul Food Seasoning


3 Tablespoons onion powder

3 Tablespoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

1 Tablespoon chili powder

1 Tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon thyme    


Asian Blend


1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon fennel seed

1 teaspoon peppercorns

1 teaspoon star anise


Salt-free Seasoning


1 Tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried savory

1 teaspoon dried marjoram

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon rubbed sage

1 teaspoon ground mace

1 teaspoon pepper

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Stir or shake ingredients together.     
  2. Store in a closed small container. Seasonings will stay fresh for 3-6 months.


  • Taco seasoning is delicious with: ground beef, turkey, chicken, pork, shrimp and fish.
  • Use curry seasoning in: soups and stews, rice, beans, vegetables, and chicken salad.
  • Use Italian seasoning with: homemade pizza, spaghetti sauce, or meatballs. It is also excwellent with: chicken breast, pork loin, roasted tomatoes, potatoes, mixed vegetables, marinades and dressings.
  • Ranch seasoning is good to use with: yogurt dips, pasta salad, chicken, shrimp, and ranch dressing.
  • Use Adobo seasoning with: ground beef, turkey, chicken, pork, shrimp and fish.  It is also good with black bean and rice dishes.
  • Soul food seasoning is tasty with: chicken, pork, beef, seafood. roasted potatoes and vegetables, soups and stews.
  • Asian blend seasoning tastes great with: stir fry using beef, chicken, or tofu and vegetables. I it also good with rice or noodle dishes.


Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home

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