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Looking for a quick and easy way to perk up your weeknight suppers, lunches, and meal prep dishes? These 10 Homemade Spice Blends recipes are exactly what you need to add loads of awesome flavor to all your favorite dishes!

Suitable for vegan, gluten-free, low carb, keto, paleo, and Whole30 diets. Post includes Weight Watchers Points.

Need a quick and easy way to bring variety to your easy weeknight suppers, lunches, meal prep and more? Then you need to have a selection of awesome spice blends in your store cupboard.

So I have for you 10 easy spice rubs that can be spice up your eats all year long.  You get chicken rubs, pork rubs, vegetable rubs, fish rubs and more.

A great big variety so you can pick whatever seasoning blend you want to suit your mood that day.

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The recipes (and all the tips shared) will help you skip the store-bought spice blends and make your own. 

They are so simple to make and there are no extra additives or msg in this – and you get to control the salt and spice level. What you see is what you get.

However, if store-bought seasoning mixes are your jam for easy cooking then keep with them.

I use these homemade spice blends for:

  • Instant Pot Recipes.
  • Air Fryer Recipes.
  • Southern recipes.
  • Grilling Recipes.
  • Easy Weeknight Suppers.

How To Make Homemade Spice Mixes

Making homemade spice mixes is usually really simple. Decide which seasonings you are going to make, gather all your ingredients and equipment and get started.

  1. Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  2. Next, mix them with a dry spatula, whisk or teaspoon.
  3. Then transfer the seasonings into an airtight spice jar or mason jar and label them.
  4. Or if needed, I add them into a spice grinder and grind to a powder before storing in the spice jars.

How Much Seasoning To Use?

Guys, go easy on seasoning, so start with less than you think you need and add more to taste.

Depending on the seasoning, I recommend you start with 1-2 tablespoons of seasoning for a recipe that serves 4 the first time and then adjust up or down to your taste.

How Long To Store Them?

You can store them for up to 6 months in an airtight spice jar or mason jar in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

They lose their freshness and vibrant flavor as time goes by so only make only enough to last for up to 6 months. After that simply make a new batch.

Tools To Make These Spice Mixes

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

This zesty fajita seasoning mix transforms the most regular Mexican recipe into something that is totally face plant worthy. Full of classic Mexican flavors, this homemade seasoning is a great affordable edible gift too.

Head over to the Homemade Fajita Seasoning post for the full printable recipe and all the tips. Use this for:

Homemade Poultry Seasoning Mix

Homemade Poultry Seasoning in a jar

This poultry seasoning is fragrant and SO easy to make! 

All it takes is less than 10 minutes to have your very own homemade spice mix that is perfect for adding bold flavor to not just poultry, but soups, stews, casseroles and more!

Head over to the Easy Poultry Seasoning post for the full printable recipe and all the tips. Use this for:

Homemade Creole Seasoning Mix

storage jar filled with creole seasoning mix

Looking to add a taste of the south to your favorite dishes? This Creole Seasoning Mix recipe takes just 5 minutes to whip up, and is made with just a few everyday ingredients you already own!

Head over to the Easy Creole Seasoning post for the full printable recipe and all the tips. Use this for:

Homemade Greek Dry Rub

close up view of greek seasoning

This particularly earthy and aromatic Greek dry rub effortlessly will infuse your food with traditional Greek flavors.

Adding a taste of the Mediterranean to all your favorite dishes is SO quick and easy, thanks to this homemade dry rub recipe.

Head over to the Easy Greek Seasoning post for the full printable recipe and all the tips. Use this for:

Homemade Steak Dry Rub

steak seasoning packaged as an edible gift

Love the flavor of steakhouse style meat? Then this bold and aromatic spice rub is for you! It’s easy to add classic steakhouse flavor to all sorts of dishes with this simple DIY spice rub recipe.

Head over to the Easy Steak Seasoning post for the full printable recipe and all the tips. Use this for:

Homemade Tuscan Spice Mix

Effortlessly add Italian flavor to your everyday dishes with this fragrant Tuscan Seasoning blend.

With pantry ingredients you already own, you can whip up this homemade Tuscan seasoning mix in under 5 minutes! Makes a great edible gift too.

Head over to the Easy Tuscan Seasoning post for the full printable recipe and all the tips. Use this for:

Homemade Jamaican Curry Seasoning Mix

close up view of jar filled with Jamaican Curry Powder with a gold spoon

Fragrant Jamaican Curry Powder is vibrant, addictive, and can convert the most regular recipe to something truly spectacular. This Jamaican Curry Seasoning recipe is full of bold and complex flavor, yet so simple and easy to make.

Head over to the Easy Jamaican Curry Powder post for the full printable recipe and all the tips. Use this for:

Homemade Stone House Seasoning Mix

Add amazing flavor to all sorts of dishes with this versatile Stone House Spice Mix! Easy to whip it up with 3 everyday ingredients you already own in your spice cupboard, this is is the homemade spice blend you will come back to again and again!

Head over to the Easy Stone House Seasoning post for the full printable recipe and all the tips. Use this for:

Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend

This Italian spice blend is the perfect way to give your favorite dishes authentic Italian flair. This particularly fragrant and herby staple homemade seasoning mix effortlessly adds authentic and classic Italian flavors to your everyday dishes.

Head over to the Easy Italian Seasoning post for the full printable recipe and all the tips. Use this for:

Easy Blackened Seasoning

the finished blackened seasoning mix in a glass dish with a spoon

This blackened seasoning mix adds a ton of flavor to fish, meat and veggies. It’s so easy to make – all it takes is just 5 minutes and a handful of basic pantry ingredients you already have on hand.

Head over to the Best Blackened Seasoning post for the full printable recipe and all the tips. Use this for:

Kitchen Substitutes

Here are some kitchen substitutes that you might be interested in.

The best Worcestershire Sauce Substitutes.

USE FOR EDIBLE GIFTING

And these homemade spice mix recipes make for a super unique DIY gift. 

Mix up a couple of batches, decant into cute spice jars or mason jars, add a ribbon and a label and hand out to all your foodie friends. #bestfriendsforever.

WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

There are 0 Blue Plan SmartPoints in all of these seasoning blends. Yaye!

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10 Homemade Spice Blends

Each of these 10 Homemade Spice Blends is easy to make and adds tons of flavor to all sorts of dishes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American, Western
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

Fajita Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander optional, but I love it!
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Poultry Seasoning

  • 3 tablespoon sage dried
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon rosemary dried
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon thyme dried
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram dried
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander optional, but I love it!
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Creole Seasoning

  • 6 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoon dried oregano marjoram
  • 2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • ½ – 1 tablespoon cayenne

Greek Dry Rub

  • 3 tablespoon dried oregano or marjoram
  • 2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • 1 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Steak Seasoning

  • 3 tablespoon salt flakes
  • 3 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes

Tuscan Seasoning Blend

  • 6 tablespoon dried basil
  • 3 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • 2 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoon dried oregano marjoram
  • 2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon powdered garlic
  • 2 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes optional

Jamaican Curry Powder

  • WHOLE SPICES:
  • 1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons whole fenugreek seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole pimento berries allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • GROUND SPICES:
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Stone House Seasoning Mix

  • 8 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 6 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 6 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika optional, but I love it!

Italian Seasoning Blend

  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage

Blackened Seasoning Mix

  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes or to taste
  • 1/2 – 2 tsp cayenne pepper depending on how spicy you like it

Instructions

Fajita Seasoning

  • Add spices to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Store in an airtight spice jar for up to 6 months.

Poultry Seasoning

  • Add all the herbs and spices into a spice grinder.
  • Grind into a powder.
  • Store in a spice jar or mason jar (if you make a large quantity) for up to 6 months.

Creole Seasoning

  • Add spices to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Store in an airtight spice jar for up to 6 months.

Greek Dry Rub

  • Add spices to a mixing bowl and mix.
  • Store in an airtight spice jar for up to 6 months.

Steak Seasoning

  • Add spices to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Store in an airtight spice jar for up to 6 months.

Tuscan Seasoning Blend

  • Add spices to a mixing bowl and mix.
  • Store in an airtight spice jar for up to 6 months.

Jamaican Curry Powder

  • If starting with whole spices, toast spices in a skillet over medium heat for about 2 -3 minutes, until fragrant. Remove spices form skillet and let cool.
  • Add whole spices to a grinder, along with the rest of the spices, and grind.
  • Store Jamaican Curry Powder in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Stone House Seasoning Mix

  • Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix with a dry spatula or whisk and store in an airtight spice jar or mason jar (if you make a large quantity) for up to 6 months.

Italian Seasoning Mix

  • Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Next, mix with a dry spatula or whisk.
  • Then transfer the seasoning into an airtight spice jar or a mason jar (if you make a large quantity).

Blackened Seasoning Mix

  • Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Next, mix with a dry spatula or whisk.
  • Then transfer the seasoning into an airtight spice jar or a mason jar (if you make a large quantity).
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Notes

FAQs

How Much Seasoning To Use?

Guys, go easy on seasoning, so start with less than you think you need and add more to taste. Depending on the seasoning, I recommend you start with 1-2 tablespoons of seasoning for a recipe that serves 4 the first time and then adjust up or down to your taste.

How Long To Store Them?

You can store them for up to 6 months in an airtight spice jar or mason jar in a cool place out of direct sunlight. They lose their freshness and vibrant flavor as time goes by so only make only enough to last for up to 6 months. After that simply make a new batch.

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