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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    Cajun Seafood Marinade

    Seafood marinade the Cajun way is all about seasoning with garlic, cumin, chilis and pepper. I toss in fresh rosemary and thyme to enhance these tasty shrimp. —Dwayne Veretto, Roswell, New Mexico

    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...


    French Herb Seasoning

    This versatile seasoning will wake up the flavor in both meat and vegetables, guarantees Joan Hallford. "This zesty mix is...


    Seasoned Bread Crumbs

    Our Test Kitchen came up with this good-for-you alternative to high-sodium packaged bread crumbs, using garlic powder and a handful...

    Fish Seasoning

    This mild blend from Kayleen Nichols of Sterling, Virginia gives fish a lift but also adds interest to other meats...


    Cajun Seasoning

    This savory cajun seasoning recipe is sure to lend a Louisiana accent to everything from pasta to meat. —Della Stamp,...


    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...


    All-Purpose Meat Seasoning

    My wonderful mother-in-law, Margarette, gave me this meat seasoning recipe. I like to sprinkle it over boneless pork tenderloin before...


    Catfish Coating Mix

    These cakes are crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside—a real treat! I like to serve...


    Chili-Scented Seasoning

    This pleasantly mild seasoning blend perks up fish, poultry and meat. Shake a little of it on the table, just...


    Herb Muffin Mix

    Tina Gyles of Barnesville, Ohio stirs together a dried herb mix to add savory flavor to whole wheat muffins. But...


    Versatile Meat Coating

    I like to season chicken breast, pork chops and other meats with this flavorful seasoning. It keeps well and lends...

    Seasoned Salt

    Our family is self-reliant and likes to make things from scratch—including spices and seasonings. The kids jostle for a turn...


    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...


    Cornflake Coating for Chicken

    I always keep a bag of this mix on hand for an easy quick-fix supper. It makes the chicken crispy...


    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...


    Herbal Salt Substitute

    “For those of us who have been told to cut back on salt, this all-around handy blend can give herbal...


    Sweet Thyme-Mustard Spread

    "This slightly sweet mustard is excellent when brushed over fish," Mitzi Sentiff writes from Annapolis, Maryland. "With just four ingredients,...


    All-American Rub

    “This wonderful salt-free rub is great on steaks, pork and chicken,” writes Heather Bonser from Laurel, Montana. Try shaking the...


    Homemade Taco Seasoning

    You'll be surprised how fast and delicious this recipe from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen can be. By combining...

    Mediterranean Herb Rub

    Whether you're monitoring your sodium intake or not, you'll want to try this robust rub on fish, poultry or pork....


    Greek Seasoning

    Can't find Greek seasoning at the grocery store? Our Test Kitchen home economists came up with their own rendition of...


    Italian Meatball Seasoning

    Kathy Nieratko serves these meatballs with spaghetti sauce over pasta or in Italian rolls. "I also use the seasoning mix...


    Herbed Turkey Rub

    Rubs, like this three-ingredient blend, add a wonderful flavor and beautiful color to the turkey's skin.


    Salt-Free Herb Blend

    Eva Bailey of Olive Hill, Kentucky combines a handful of seasonings, from paprika to poppy seed, to make this salt-free...


    Oatmeal Spice Mix

    "My daughters love packaged oatmeal flavored with maple and brown sugar," explains Marcy Waldrop from Pasadena, Texas. "But because the...