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 Turkey Seasoning

Use this simple rub over your turkey to create the delicious flavors your family craves during the holidays. While the turkey roasts, it will fill your house with the nostalgic aroma of Thanksgiving dinner. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

12 Must-Have Holiday Spices to Keep in Your Pantry

Want to bump up your holiday baking? We talked to the experts at The Spice House about what spices and...


Salt-Free Seafood Seasoning

Why buy seafood seasoning when you can easily assemble this tasty blend? Use it in all your favorite seafood recipes...from...


Southwestern Dip Mix

Keep a container of this mix on hand to make dip at a moment's notice. The dip is spiced just...


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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...

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...


Momma Watts’ Crazy Herby Salt Blend

This recipe for a delicious salt blend came from my best friend Annabelle's mom, Mary Watts—"Momma Watts" to me and...


Versatile Seasoning Mix

One year, I gave salt shakers filled with this mix to Sunday school instructors. When one teacher asked for a...


Savory Popcorn Seasoning

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

Seasoned Salt Mix

A co-worker whose husband was an avid fisherman gave me a great recipe for seasoned salt. I add 1/2 teaspoon...


Barbecue Seasoning

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


Italian Herb Mix

This mix is not only good in spaghetti sauce, but is great in meatloaf, salad dressings, eggplant dishes, sauteed chicken...


Creole Seasoning

This spicy seasoning adds warmth-in more ways than one!-to the holidays and all year-round. The versatile mix is as good...


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...


Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade vanilla is fun to give in decorative bottles with attractive labels. Share it with special friends who like to...


Savory Steak Rub

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


Rosemary-Lemon Sea Salt

Making flavored sea salt is so easy. Mix in grated lemon peel and minced rosemary for a delicious way to...


Tex-Mex Seasoning Mix

This spice mix goes together quickly and makes a great little gift to include with holiday greetings for neighbors and...


Herb Mix for Dipping Oil

We combine a blend of herbs to create this mouthwatering mix. Plumping the herbs in water before stirring into olive...


Mulling Spices

My mulling blend is a merry combination of sugar and spice and a nice touch of citrus peel. Use it...


Cranberry-Almond Spice Mix

A savory way to spread holiday cheer, this blend is a special treat. Sprinkle it on veggies or use it...

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Coconut-Curry Popcorn Seasoning

The sweet-salty combination is really great on snacks. Sprinkle this seasoning over buttered popcorn for a fantastic snack.—Taste of Home...


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,...