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Savory Creole Seasoning Blend

Creole Seasoning recipe makes a great dry rub, marinade, or when you’re looking for that little extra “kick in the pants” flavor.

A loaded tablespoon of blended herbs and spices that make up an amazing Creole Seasoning blend.

Creole Seasoning is a deeply flavorful blend of herbs and spices that add a spicy savory flavor to anything you use it on or in. It makes a great dry rub, marinade, or perfect for soups or stews.

I’ve been deep diving into Louisiana recipes lately. Just thinking about it has me tapping my toes to a little New Orleans Jazz and craving creole cuisine.

I’m not going to even pretend that I have any southern roots or claim to have any authentic Cajun or Creole recipes.

What I do have is a powerful craving for the food we enjoyed while visiting New Orleans and the surrounding areas and trying to replicate it.

I was recently working on my recipe for Jambalaya and while it was amazing I knew it could be better with my own blend of spices.

What’s the difference between Cajun vs Creole and their seasoning?

There is so much information regarding the differences between Cajun and Creole. I found some great information on

Cajun and Creole describe two separate cultures of people. Their ancestors have different roots and their cooking differed because of the access to ingredients that their families had.

Cajun seasoning relies more on peppers and spice while Creole seasoning use more herbs. There are some crossovers but it’s said to truly know the difference is to know the people.

When I put my mix together I used the best of both cultures. Some great herbs and spices. It could be called a Cajun-Creole Spice Blend but this recipe is adapted from Allrecipes and I didn’t want to misrepresent that.

A white plate loaded with fresh spices and herbs that make a savory spicy Creole Seasoning blend.
Fresh herbs and spices

I really have a problem buying a $4.00 jar of mystery spices. I want to know what’s in my spice blends, control the sodium and heat, and know that it’s not loaded with preservatives. Blending your own does all of that!

Some of my favorite seasonings blend recipes.

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  • Spice jars – I keep these on hand for when I mix my own spices, cookie sprinkles or even paper clips in my office!
  • Spice Organizer – I use this one personally. Round or square spice jars fit. You can see mine here.

If you LOVE this recipe please comment and leave me 5 stars! Here are a few more recipes that get my toes tapping!

A loaded tablespoon of blended herbs and spices that make up an amazing Creole Seasoning blend.

Creole Spice Blend

Author: Julie Menghini
Creole Spice Blend is an aromatic blend of herbs and spices that can be used as a dry rub, marinade, or in soups and stews.  It adds a flavorful kick to any recipe.
5 from 22 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword: Creole Seasoning
Servings: 22


  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 5 tbsp paprika I used smoked. Any will work
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp salt Kosher
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp white pepper
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp dried basil


  • Combine all of the ingredients together.  Store cool area in air-tight containers


Recipe adapted from Allrecipes Creole Seasoning.


Calories: 15kcalCarbohydrates: 3gSodium: 954mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 880IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1.4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Do you have Cajun or Creole roots? What is your favorite Creole food or Cajun food recipe? PLEASE share. You are my inspiration!

5 from 22 votes
Recipe Rating


Monday 22nd of February 2021

So delicious! I’ll never buy Creole seasoning again. It’s hard to find one that’s not loaded with salt. It’s so good I want to put it on everything! I made it for gumbo but I’ve already been imagining it on fries and popcorn.

Julie Menghini

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Thank you! I love the idea of adding it to fries too!


Tuesday 26th of March 2019

I love homemade seasonings!!! This creole is something I can't wait to make!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Thank you Deanna!


Thursday 14th of March 2019

I don't know, this looks pretty authentic to me!! Loving this big bowl of deliciousness!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

Thank you Deb! We put that seasoning mix on so many things!

Brandi Burgess

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Homemade seasoning blends are SOOO much better than store-bought!!!!! My mouth is watering right now! I am making this ASAP!!!!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Thank you, Brandi!


Monday 11th of March 2019

Oh man, I am alll over this Creole spice blend! Who knew I always have all of the ingredients just laying around for the perfect Creole flavor?! I'm surprised, actually, but even more excited about how good this will be on EVERYTHING. Thanks for the recipes :)

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Thank you, Traci! It's really yummy on so many things!

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