Homemade taco seasoning is fast and easy to make, and much healthier than the store-bought packets! Make a big batch today to have on hand for all your taco needs!
So I don’t know if you know, but it’s so simple to make your own taco seasoning mix.
Ridiculously easy really.
You just measure out the spices, mix them together and bam! You are done.
Plus, you get to control the ingredients, which means you’ll have a mix that’s much lower in sodium than those store-bought packets and doesn’t contain any weird preservatives or unknown “flavor agents.”
What does that mean? Cryptic and a little creepy.
I make a big batch of this all at once so I’ve got it on hand. Cause we love taco night around here! I use this taco seasoning for my turkey tacos, creamy shredded chicken tacos, fish tacos, fiesta grilled chicken and it’s great to have around for some quick burritos or enchiladas.
Feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne to control the heat. Mine is squarely in the medium heat range, so add more or less to suit your family.
Measure, mix and store in an air-tight container. I love these small pop-up OXO containers for storing homemade spice mixes.
Go on, whip up a batch and feel good about going homemade.
P.S. Here are some of my favorite ways to use our homemade taco seasoning:
- Ground turkey tacos
- Slow cooker salsa verde pork tacos
- Turkey taco spaghetti squash boats
- Shrimp tacos with lime cabbage slaw
- Healthy chicken taco casserole
Also check out my friend Rachel’s yummy homemade fajita seasoning for all your fajita needs!
Homemade taco seasoning
Homemade taco seasoning is fast and easy, and much healthier than store bought!
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- scant 3 tablespoons ground cumin
- 4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano leaves
- 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (see notes)
Measure and mix - that's it!
Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne to your liking to make it more or less spicy.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 194kcal Calories from fat 84|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 9g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 16g||64%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
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