Taco Seasoning

We have all used those packets of taco seasoning from the grocery store. They are meant to be time savers and they definitely fit the bill. I encourage you though to take an extra few minutes and make up a batch of your own taco seasoning. It’s cheap and easy. Plus, it allows you to better control the ingredients you’re feeding to your family. Did you know that most recipes call for a packet of taco seasoning? In case you haven’t looked at the package, that is 2,280 milligrams of sodium. Yikes!


The recipe I’m including here is for a small batch of taco seasoning but I always multiply the recipe by 8 or 10 so I can make a big batch and have it on hand to use with any recipe. This five minutes spent to throw this seasoning together can save you time in the future just like the store-bought packet but will be much healthier for your family. Simply mix the desired amount of all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.


Be sure to store this seasoning in an air-tight container. It will last up to 6 months in your pantry. When a recipe calls for a packet of taco seasoning, use 3 tablespoons of this mix.



Taco Seasoning


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ​1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a small bowl, add all ingredients and whisk until combined.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of the taco seasoning mixture to your favorite dishes.

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