Have you ever checked out the back of your seasoning blends and read the ingredients? Before I did, I just thought they contained different kinds of spices.  Simple.  Boy, was I wrong. You should check out your spice blends and see what’s really going on in those bottles.

A majority of seasoning blends contain MSG (monosodium glutamate), used to enhance the flavor of foods. MSG may lead to inflammation, migraines and cell damage among other potential side effects. Seasoning blends can also contain sugar and various chemical additives like partially hydrogenated oils.

All of that is really unnecessary.

When you make your own seasoning blends, you control the quality of the ingredients. They are super easy to make and you will save you some moolah. You may have already made my all time fave Taco Seasoning but here are 10 more Seasoning Blends to add to your collection.

You can mix the ingredients of the spice blends in a pint size major jar.  Just pour in the appropriate amounts of spice, throw on the lid, and shake! No fuss. I heart these cute little 4oz spice jars made by Ball.  They even come with cute little labels.



Homemade Spice Blends Recipes


Whole Chicken Rub

** Use the entire portion on the whole chicken.

Curry Seasoning

Onion Soup Mix

  • 1/2 cup dried, chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 5 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. celery seed
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 tsp. real salt or sea salt
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder

** This equals one package of storebought onion soup mix.

Hamburger Seasoning

** 2 tsp per lb of meat


Ranch Dressing

**1 tablespoon equals one envelope of ranch dressing mix.


Italian Seasoning


Creole Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon white pepper


Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend

  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt


Thai Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons ginger powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric


Seasoning Salt

  • 1/3 C Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper


Do you have any spice blends that you can’t live without?  I would love to hear about them. πŸ™‚


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