Pictured above in our Cajun Garlic Butter Steak Bites from our amazingly delicious cookbook, Keto Mojo.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Low carb – This seasoning has less than1g net carbs per serve.
Gluten free – this is a gluten free Cajun seasoning blend recipe. This makes it perfect for coeliac too. It is perfect in a simple stir fry, used as a rub for grilled meats and delicious with seafood.
Everyday ingredients – Made with everyday ingredients found in most herb and spice cupboards, and easily sourced from the supermarket.
Quick and easy – just mix it and use as needed.
What is Cajun Seasoning Substitute
Cajun seasoning is a flavorful seasoning made with chili spices, garlic, and a touch of herbs. Homemade Cajun seasoning is so easy. No nasties, fillers or gluten.
Use as a substitute for store-bought Cajun spice, Old Bay seasoning, or even Creole seasoning.
Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full list of substitution for Cajun seasoning ingredients and the amount of each required.
These are the ingredients I use. You can adjust the amounts if you prefer to have yours spicier or less spicy. The choice is yours. You will find this recipe keto-friendly and so much better than any supermarket Cajun spices.
smoked paprika – you can use sweet paprika if you prefer to make a sweet Cajun seasoning
salt flakes – I always use sea salt flakes. Do NOT use any salt flakes that have added iodine as it will make the seasoning bitter.
garlic powder – a little goes a long way. Garlic powder is a great addition to any seasoning.
onion powder – onion powder or onion salt can be used.
oregano – dried oregano is best.
Cayenne pepper – this adds a little heat and spice to the Cajun spice. You can substitute ground chili powder if you prefer.
How to Make It
Step 1. Measure out all the ingredients into a bowl.
Step 2. Mix until combined!
Step 3. You can toast the spices once combined or leave that until you are going to use them.
To make your own Cajun seasoning in the Thermomix or Magimix just add all the ingredients at once and mix 5 sec/speed 3. (Make sure the hole in the lid is closed off with the cap!)
You can store this for months in an airtight container in the pantry. I always just take notice of the best before dates of the spices I use.
Not in my opinion. If you do not like spicy food, you can reduce the amount of cayenne pepper used if preferred.
Other than this Cajun spice alternative you can use Creole Seasoning or Old Bay Seasoning if you prefer.
Great Recipes To Try
If you love our Cajun seasoning recipe then I am sure you will love some of our other homemade keto seasoning recipes. Here are just a few of my favourites.
Cajun Seasoning Substitute
- Place all ingredients into a small bowl and stir to combine. Pour into a skillet over medium heat and toast until fragrant.
- Place all ingredients into the mixer; mix 5 sec/speed 3. Toast the spices 3 min/100°C/speed 2.
Your Own Notes
24 responses to “Cajun Seasoning Substitute”
Thank you so much for sharing this spice mix! It is such a great thi g to have in the pantry. Love creole cooking and can see using this for shrimp, fish and so many other option. Absolutely wonderful!👍👌🥰
This cajun seasoning blend comes out perfect! I used it on my chicken and rice last night and it was delicious. I am never buying store bought again.
Added this seasoning to some grilled chicken breasts, so divine!
So good! I make this recipe exactly as recommended, plus added Old Bay Seasoning! So easy because I already had all these ingredients in my pantry!
I love Cajun seasoning. It is so easy to make and tastes so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
It looks so easy, and I am so excited to make this at home. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for this! This is a classic cajun substitute recipe. All simple ingredients that I have on hand.
The only Cajun spice mix I’ll make from now on! I don’t like the store ones because of all the filler ingredients, your recipe was perfect.
I am a spice fanatic and I love making spice blends. I don’t make anything cajun, but this blend goes well with so many other dishes.
Love this cajun seasoning! It was the perfect hit of spice and oh so delicious!
I used this seasoning recipe on some chicken breasts the other night. So delicious! I made extra to store in a container to use again! Thanks for the share!
So easy to make and it tastes amazing! Thanks for a great recipe and way to use up all my spices Megan.