10 DIY Seasoning Blends and Mixes

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Here is an assortment of 10 of our favorite DIY seasoning salt and spice blends we use all the time.

These blends are terrific on beef, lamb, chicken, veal on burgers and we even included one for fish and pumpkin pie spice.

We have a nice assortment of Italian blends with several other ethnic combinations you may like to try in our recipe card below including a homemade pumpkin pie spice blend recipe.

These spices make great gifts when added to some pretty storage jars found in many local dollar stores or online stores.

The spice blends use simple ingredients sometimes many may already be in your cupboards waiting to be mixed together.

These seasonings are much more economical compared to store-bought brands, easy to adapt to your taste buds, and fresh!

Scroll down to our recipe card and hit print for all 10 recipes to get started on DIY homemade seasonings and spice blends!

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Why Make Easy To Make Spices At Home

  1. Seasoning mixes and spice blend are fun to make
  2. DIY seasoning blends can be adjusted to your own taste
  3. Homemade seasonings are fresher 
  4. Making seasoning salt controls the amount you prefer by adding more or less
  5. There are no preservatives in our homemade blends 
  6. DIY seasoning blends are economical and much more cost-effective plus very convenient 
  7. There is something for everyone and if you don't like one of the ingredients you don't have to add the herb or spice!
  8. Chances are you already have a cabinet full of spices and blends you have bought through the years and could have been making your own blends and salts for years.
  9. Enhances the flavor in meats, casseroles, and grilling foods, and making your own takes hardly any time and is so much more economical.


The best part about some of these blends is you can always add more or less to your own taste so these are just basic recipes to follow.


how to make a blend of seasonings in one jar


Tips

  1. measure out the spices with measuring spoons
  2. store in a dry place and not near the stove
  3. store in a mason jar also or you can use small clean baby food jars, pretty containers found at a dollar store, or in ziplock bags.
  4. for free-flowing salt add some dry rice to your bottle of the shaker container with holes on top to keep it from clumping up
  5. when using these spices just sprinkle a little on each piece of meat to season
  6. if you taste the food and it's missing a stronger flavor than you like add more of that spice
  7. the basic recipe is for seasoning salt is versatile for anything you're cooking and the homemade blends are a guideline for recipes that call for that certain spice blend
  8. use just a little and adjust to your taste
  9. use a funnel to fill jars


jars to use for storing spices


What To Use These Spices On

  • grilling, smoking, and roasting meats
  • roasting vegetables
  • mixing with breadcrumbs or other toppings
  • seasoning poultry, beef, venison, lamb, veal, pork, and seafood
  • use in casserole dishes


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Experimenting with Seasoning Blends and Spice Mixes



Remember a few rules of thumb, add more or less salt to taste and herbs to your mixes.

Certain blends can be experimented on not just meats but added to salads, vegetables, and a little sprinkle on pizza and toasted breads.

Blends are great for recipes with additional spice blends and a terrific example would be chili, stews, soups, and casseroles.


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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
10 DIY Seasoning Blends and Mixes

10 DIY Seasoning Blends and Mixes

These assorted seasoning mixes are a perfect blend to add to any meal you're preparing. We have an assortment for just about any meat and even include pumpkin pie spice mix!

Ingredients

  • Here are some great recipes for making DIY seasoning blends for beef, lamb, chicken, and fish, and we even included a pumpkin pie spice mix.
  • The seasonings are all easy to make and stored in a mason jar that can last for months sealed and stored in a cool dry place.
  • Making herb and spice blends is economical in comparison to purchasing these blends already prepared in spice isles.
  • See below just how the blends of spice mix and every one of them just needs to be mixed in a bowl and stored in jars.

Instructions

  1. Italian Seasoning Salt
  2. 1/4 cup kosher salt
  3. 4 teaspoons ground black pepper
  4. 1 teaspoon paprika
  5. 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  8. 2 tablespoons mixed dried herbs, oregano, basil, parsley
  9. Old Bay Seasoning
  10. 1 tablespoon celery salt
  11. 1 tablespoon hot paprika
  12. 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  13. 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard powder
  14. 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  15. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  16. 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  17. 1/4 teaspoon ground bay leaves
  18. 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  19. 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  20. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  21. Taco Seasoning
  22. 1/4 cup chili powder
  23. 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  24. 1 tablespoon each paprika, crushed red pepper, and salt
  25. 1 1/2 teaspoons each garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, black pepper
  26. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  27. 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  28. 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  29. 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  30. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  31. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  32. Steak Dry Rub
  33. 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  34. 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  35. 2 tablespoons onion powder
  36. 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  37. 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  38. 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
  39. 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  40. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  41. Smoked Meat Rubs for Pork and Beef
  42. 1 to 2 tablespoons finely ground coffee
  43. 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  44. 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  45. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  46. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  47. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  48. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  49. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  50. Blackened Seasoning
  51. 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  52. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  53. 1 tablespoon onion powder
  54. 1 tablespoon ground dried thyme
  55. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  56. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  57. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  58. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  59. Poultry Seasoning
  60. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  61. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  62. 1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
  63. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  64. 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  65. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  66. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  67. 1/2 teaspoon ground dried thyme
  68. 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  69. 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  70. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  71. 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  72. 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  73. Fish Seasoning Blend
  74. 1 tablespoon dried basil
  75. 1 tablespoon dried crushed rosemary
  76. 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  77. 2 teaspoons sea salt
  78. 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  79. 2 teaspoons ground dried sage
  80. 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  81. 2 teaspoons dried marjoram leaves
  82. 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  83. 2 teaspoons dill weed
  84. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  85. Greek Seasoning Blend
  86. 2 teaspoons salt
  87. 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  88. 2 teaspoons dried basil
  89. 2 teaspoons dried Greek oregano
  90. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  91. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  92. 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  93. 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, minced
  94. 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  95. 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  96. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  97. 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  98. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Notes

Tips

  1. measure out the spices with measuring spoons
  2. store in a dry place and not near the stove
  3. store in a mason jar also or you can use small clean baby food jars, pretty containers found at a dollar store, or in ziplock bags.
  4. for free-flowing salt add some dry rice to your bottle of the shaker container with holes on top to keep it from clumping up
  5. when using these spices just sprinkle a little on each piece of meat to season
  6. if you taste the food and it's missing a stronger flavor than you like add more of that spice
  7. the basic recipe is for seasoning salt is versatile for anything you're cooking and the homemade blends are a guideline for recipes that call for that certain spice blend
  8. use just a little and adjust to your taste
  9. use a funnel to fill jars




What To Use These Spices On

  • grilling, smoking, and roasting meats
  • roasting vegetables
  • mixing with breadcrumbs or other toppings
  • seasoning poultry, beef, venison, lamb, veal, pork, and seafood
  • use in casserole dishes


The default measuring system for this website is US Customary. Unit conversions are provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. While we strive to provide accurate unit conversions, please be aware that there may be some discrepancies.



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2 comments

  1. This is awesome! These days I am trying to make my own spice blends too...much cheaper, fresher and better.

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  2. I really like this post and all of the blend recipes. Thanks.

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