So many taco seasonings are filled with sugar and fillers. This Keto Taco Seasoning is perfection! Simple, delicious and made with seasonings you probably already have kicking around in your pantry right now.
A bowl of keto taco seasoning on a greygreen backdrop.

The original Keto Taco Seasoning recipe was published in August 2019. I have updated the images and information for the making of and use of this homemade taco seasoning.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

This seasoning mix is amazing! It is so easy and so much better than store bought. No nasties, no sugar and no fillers. What is so good about it is that you are likely to have all the ingredients in your pantry right now.

Make a super clean homemade keto taco with this seasoning mix. Use it in all your favourite Mexican keto recipes. We have some great low carb recipes you will love like Birria Tacos, Beef Keto Tacos, or Chili Con Carne as just a few low carb dinners I know you will love.

Why We Love This Recipe

Low carb – This seasoning has 1g net carbs per serve.

Gluten free – this is a gluten free taco seasoning recipe. This makes it perfect for coeliac too. Make your own keto fish tacos or keto quesadillas with our amazing Keto Tortillas or Keto Wraps. These both also double for amazing keto taco shells when baked (or fried).

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.

The Ingredients

Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full list of taco seasoning ingredients and the amount of each required.

Keto Taco Seasoning ingredients in small coloured bowls on a dried lily pad.

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 those store bought taco seasoning packets available at the supermarket.

chilli powder – don’t be too concerned about the quantity in this recipe as it is not a seasoning recipe. A little goes a long way.

ground cumin – cumin goes so well in Mexican cuisine and flavouring taco meat.

paprika – sweet or smoked can be used.

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 – you can use regular or Mexican oregano

How to Make Low Carb Taco Seasoning

Step 1. Measure out all the ingredients into a bowl.

Step 2. Mix them together carefully until well combined!

To make your own Mexican spice 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!)

How to Use DIY Taco Seasoning

This is such a great taco spice recipe on any kind of protein. Whether it is slow cooked, pressure cooked, barbecued, smoked, grilled or fried. I love it on a smoked pork butt, or with any kind of Mexican carnitas.

Use in any of our Mexican recipes. This seasoning works well with everything from ground beef to seasoning for chicken tacos or vegetables.

Our Keto Taco Salad or even Keto Burgers are a great way to use this taco seasoning recipe too. Mix a little in guacamole or mix with sour cream for an amazingly easy topper for a keto Mexican casserole or keto pies.

Megan’s Tips

Does Taco Seasoning have carbs?

Yes. Store bought seasoning do have fillers and sugar. Be mindful that you read the ingredients if you wish to purchase from the supermarket.

How long does it last?

As long as you’re not using stale dried herbs and spices, this seasoning should keep for up to 3 months in the pantry.

A birria taco with salsa on a blue plate.

Use as an easy seasoning for any taco.

More Recipes to Try

Here are just a few of my favourite keto spice recipes. We are constantly updating with more easy keto recipes. While I do have a lot of the basics in our keto cookbooks I do like to offer you a great keto resource of useful recipes.

  1. Homemade Italian Seasoning Substitute
  2. Keto Ranch Seasoning
  3. Keto Rib Rub Sugar Free Seasoning
  4. Cajun Spices
  5. Pumpkin Spice Blend

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A cream and green metal bowl with keto taco seasoning inside it with a silver spoon.

Keto Taco Seasoning

So many taco seasonings are filled with sugar and fillers. This Keto Taco Seasoning is perfection! Simple, delicious and made with seasonings you probably already have kicking around in your pantry right now.
5 from 57 votes!
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Course: Seasoning/Marinade
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 10kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 14 serves (1/2 tbsp)
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  • 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.



Store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 3 months. I recommend using within this time frame even though all the herbs and spices do have a much longer shelf life.
All ingredients are available from the supermarket without any additives present in them.
This recipe yields approximately 7 tablespoons. Each tablespoon of seasoning will make approximately 14+ servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 14. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 0.5 tablespoon using the ingredients listed. So this can be halved, quartered or whatever depending on the dish the seasoning is added to. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on the brands and types of ingredients used. 
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and a list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.
I use a 15ml tablespoon and 250ml cup for measures. You can use the calculator to convert ounces in a cup if needed. Please note that there is also a conversion from metric to US Customary button under the list of ingredients.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1g | Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 7mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger and author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Keto Mojo, Slow Cook KetoKeto LocoThe Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.

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46 responses to “Easy Keto Taco Seasoning (Gluten Free)”

  1. Eileen C

    5 stars
    This mix is “the bomb”!! I haven’t had any packets of that commercial crap in my pantry for a few years now (and I’m so sorry not to have left a review before, Megan). This has so much more flavour than purchased mixes AND I can control exactly how hot we want it. We love it! ❤️

  2. Sherry D

    I think I’m missing something. How much seasoning for each pound of meat?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It would depend on the type of meal you are making.

  3. Nina

    5 stars
    Made this as hot and mild version – use hot for adults only and mild when we have grankids around. Could not be easier and tastier. Versatile recipe for all Mexican food. Fantastic!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So happy you are putting it to good use Nina.

  4. Lynda H

    5 stars
    Love making my own seasoning for my tacos … Love quick and easy .. made less than 20seconds. And I have heaps of serves to keep us going.
    Thanks Megan

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome Lynda

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