Cajun Spice Mix

This spice mix is used to flavour both Cajun and Creole dishes, e.g. Gumbo. The recipe makes about 1 cup.

Cajun Spice Mix


  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • At least 1 1/2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder or garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder or onion salt
  • [Optional] 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • [Optional] 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


  • Mix


Store in a closed jar in a cool, dry place. Best used within a month.
Adapted from Kelly (1993) and Passmore (1992)


Kelly, D. (1993). Creole and Cajun Cooking. Australia: Ken Fin Books.
Passmore, J. (1992). Step-by-Step Cajun Cooking. Sydney: Murdoch Books.

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