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The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning

Is there a more multi-purpose seasoning blend than homemade taco seasoning? Making your own batch is a delicious and healthy alternative to packets from the store with added or unwanted ingredients. Gather your spices and create a savory mix that can be used in tacos, soups, casseroles, salads, dips, and oh so much more!
Course Seasoning Blend
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 tablespoons
Calories 50kcal


  • measuring spoons
  • airtight container



  • Measure and mix all ingredients together
  • Store in a dry, airtight container
  • Use 2 tablespoons of seasoning to replace 1 packet of store-bought seasoning, adjust to taste


  • If you like a more mild flavor, try leaving out some of the pepper or garlic powder. Counteract some spice in your meal by adding either an acid like lemon juice or a dairy product.
  • To make it spicier, add a bit of cayenne or crushed red pepper.
  • Use 2 tablespoons per pound of ground meat or when substituting for 1 standard packet.
  • Be sure to store in a completely dry and clean airtight container
  • Best to consume within a few months, but seasoning will last as long as the expiration of the individual spices used.


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1911mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3239IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3mg