Homemade Blackened Seasoning Mix

Sometimes I buy my seasoning mixes, but I prefer to know the amount of various spices. This homemade blackened seasoning mix is great with fish, chicken or any other place you want.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: American
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blackening Seasoning, Homemade Blackening Seasoning
Servings: 18 teaspoons
Calories: 5
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper cut in half if you are heat intolerant


  • Mix two tablespoons paprika, two teaspoon onion powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt, and one teaspoon each of garlic powder, thyme, oregano, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix well and seal in a tight container.


Notes: by doing this yourself you get to make the adjustments you want. Use smoked paprika, more garlic, more pepper, increase the heat with more cayenne. Don't like oregano or thyme, take them out. I'm putting mine in a shaker from Penzeys Spices. Be sure to seal tight.


Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 0.05g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.004g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg