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Creole Seasoning Recipe

Make this Creole seasoning spice blend for your gumbos and jambalayas. Also great in chili (you heard it here first!).

Creole seasoning in a glass jar

One of my very favorite things about working with herbs and spices is, not just how wonderfully they season food and make flavors pop, but how much fun it is to experiment and create spice blends at home.

Whether you power up your nose and create your own blends, or go old school and mix up a batch of this classic Creole spice blend, you’ll be pleased at how fresh and potent homemade spice blends are (compared to jars that have been sitting on grocery shelves for who-know-how-many months).

Ingredients of Creole seasoning in pinch bowls

Creole Seasoning spilling out of a glass spice jar

I made this recipe to be flexible: it’s super easy to make as much or as little as you want, whether making just enough for soup, or filling a jar for a winter’s worth of amazing Creole dishes.

Here are a few of my recipes that use this Creole seasoning blend:

Karen xo

Creole Seasoning spilling out of a glass spice jar
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Creole Seasoning

A delicious and bold Creole spice blend for your jambalayas and gumbos.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Spices
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creole seasoning
Servings: 12
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Karen Gibson


  • 4 parts sweet paprika
  • 1 part smoked paprika
  • 1 part salt
  • 2 parts onion powder
  • 2 parts garlic powder
  • 2 parts dried oregano
  • 2 parts dried basil
  • 1 part dried thyme
  • 1 part peppercorn blend, freshly ground (black, white and green peppercorns are nice)
  • 1 part cayenne pepper (or use a pinch for just a touch of heat)


  • Combine all ingredients. Done! Store in an airtight container.


Use this recipe to make as much as you want: for example, replace "part(s)" with tablespoon to make enough to fill a small container and store. Or, use a half teaspoon as the "part" to make just enough for the typical recipe.


Calories: 5kcal
Nutritional information, if shown, is provided as a courtesy only, and is not to be taken as medical information or advice. The nutritional values of your preparation of this recipe are impacted by several factors, including, but not limited to, the ingredient brands you use, any substitutions or measurement changes you make, and measuring accuracy.

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