Homemade Taco Seasoning

Do you buy that packet of taco seasoning from the store with who-knows-what in it?

I am a big fan of making my own seasonings because I am able to adjust the spiciness, salt, and quality of ingredients. I also choose to make my own of something I might use often. I find taco seasoning to be extremely versatile and useful on many of my go-to recipes: roasts, tacos, quesadillas, scrambled eggs, dips, soups—just to name a few.

The ingredients in this recipe are very basic, and having the other spices in bulk allows you to use them in other dishes. The best part is that it’s free of salt, MSG, preservatives, and anti-caking agents. Hello, fresh!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Makes 9 tablespoons.

  • Author: MOMables.com


  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or less if you don’t like it very spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Put all the spices into a resealable container or small glass jar, mix, label, and store in the cupboard. I find 2 tablespoons of seasoning equals about 1 packet of store-bought seasoning.


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About MOMables - Laura

Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.