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Homemade Taco Seasoning

An easy recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning prepared with a delicious and flavorful blend of spices and herbs you already have on hand. 

Course Seasoning, Side Dish
Cuisine American/Southwest, Mexican, Mexican/Southwest
Keyword chicken tacos, fajitas, homemade seasonings, spice rub, taco seasoning, tacos
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 8 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl; mix well until thoroughly combined.
  2. Transfer prepared Taco Seasoning to an airtight container or a jar with a lid; store in a dark dry place.
  3. Keep for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes



One batch of this Homemade Taco Seasoning is equal to about two store-bought packets.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 412mg 17%
Potassium 39mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 10.2%
Calcium 1%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.