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How To Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Learn how to make homemade taco seasoning for all your cooking needs. This taco mix uses essential pantry spices to give you that Tex-Mex flair. 

You could use this taco homemade seasoning in cheesy taco pasta, taco zucchini boats, or this taco pie. Learn how to make taco seasoning today, and never buy packet again!

How to make taco seasonings

Taco Seasoning

I don’t know about you but we use this seasoning mix in so many recipes. It is versatile and will dress up a meal like that. 

Whether Taco Tuesday, or wanting a taco soup, this seasoning mix will work great. 

How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

Step 1: Measure out all the seasonings and pour into a bowl. 

Step 2: With a spoon mix up the taco seasoning blend. Make sure it is well mixed so you get a consistent flavor. 

Step 3: Store in a jar with a lid or even sealable bag or airtight container until ready to use. 

Taco seasonings in a bowl

What Is The Shelf Life Of Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade taco seasoning can have a very long shelf life. You need to check all of the expirations on your spices. 6 months is the General time frame. 

Or if you have one of your spices expiring before the 6 months to a year mark then go with that on tossing out. 

Taco Spices

Why Make Your Own Seasoning Blend

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to make 
  • Preservative Free
  • Gluten Free 
  • You control ingredients
  • Etc 

While I use store-bought taco seasoning on occasion I generally make my own! 

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Ways to Use 

Here are a few of my favorite ways to use up this blend. You are not limited to these ideas! Get creative and have fun cooking. This taco seasoning recipe is so versatile!

  • Tacos 
  • Fish 
  • Chicken
  • Popcorn (sprinkle on after popped) 
  • Soups
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Vegetables
  • Etc 

How To Make This Seasoning Spicer

Do you crave heat and spice? Add in some crushed red peppers or even extra Cayenne to help boost in the heat. 

I recommend tasting as you go so you can control the heat of the mixture. 

How to make taco seasoning

Can I Double Recipe

Feel free to make as much of as little as you would like with this homemade seasoning. 

I have a batch made it and then put in jars to gift to loved ones around the holidays. Or you can batch cook to have on hand for your dinner needs. 

How Many Tablespoons are in a bag of Taco Seasoning

There is around 2 tablespoons of taco mix in each little packet you buy in the store. 

So if the recipe calls for a packet then just measure out 2 tablespoons five or take. 

Taco Seasonings in a jar

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How to make taco seasonings

How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

Yield: 2 oz
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Learn how to make homemade taco seasoning for all your cooking needs. This taco mix uses essential pantry spices to give you that Tex-Mex flair


  • 1 tbs Chili powder
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Store in an airtight container like a mason jar
  3. Use as directed with taco seasoning recipes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 327mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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