Seasoning Recipes

Skip the jarred stuffed at the grocery store. You can make seasoning recipes at home! We have ideas for taco, fajita, Cajun, chili and Italian seasonings—plus more tips and tricks.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Skip the store-bought stuff and learn how to make taco seasoning yourself. This recipe is right on. It tastes like purchased mixes, but is cheaper and has nearly half the sodium. Your heart and wallet will surely thank you! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sweet Mustard Pork Marinade

When company’s on the way, I marinate pork chops overnight using a homemade barbecue sauce with mayo. From there, it’s...


Cajun Seafood Marinade

Seafood marinade the Cajun way is all about seasoning with garlic, cumin, chilis and pepper. I toss in fresh rosemary...


Barbecued Chicken Marinade

When the family comes together, I pull out the chili powder, Worcestershire and garlic for a marinade that makes chicken...


Savory Popcorn Seasoning

I love this popcorn seasoning recipe. Cayenne pepper adds a bit of heat to a late-night treat. —Janice Campbell, Elmendorf...

Barbecue Seasoning

I use this BBQ seasoning on country-style ribs, pork chops and chicken. You'll likely have all of the seasonings on...


Perfect-Every-Thyme Chicken

I prepare this often at shows when demonstrating how to cook on gas grills. People are always pleased with the...

Taco Seasoning Mix

Create your own zippy taco seasoning for spicing up Mexican dishes. It's handy and less expensive than buying envelopes of...


Savory Steak Rub

Marjoram stars in this recipe. I use the rub on a variety of beef cuts—it locks in the natural juices...


Marinated Steak with Grilled Onions

This marinade is magic —it will make even economy cuts of beef tender and delicious. —Gail Garcelon, Beaverton, Oregon


Espresso Steak Rub

I’m always entering cooking contests and experimenting with big, bold flavor combinations. This espresso-laced spice rub is equal parts sweet,...