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Taco Seasoning

Smokey, savory, and packed with flavor, this homemade Taco Seasoning is so easy to make! Made with only a handful of simple pantry staples, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought version again!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 3 tablespoons
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Justin Coit


  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper


  • Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl, making sure everything is combined evenly.


  • Be sure you are purchasing American-style chili powder and not chile powder made up of ground chiles. 
  • If you’d like to make this spicier, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red chili flakes to it.
  • You can use smoked or sweet paprika, depending on how you’d like for it to taste.
  • I do not recommend swapping dried oregano for fresh oregano. You want to use dried oregano to keep it shelf-stable.
  • If you only have onion salt or garlic salt, I recommend not adding any additional salt to the blend.


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 821mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg