Save money and unwanted ingredients by making this Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe. When you start reading food labels and paying attention to ingredients, you realize that buying spice packets is not always the healthiest option. Most of the time they have extra ingredients, like oils and starches that aren’t needed, and chances are they have hidden MSG.
It’s so convenient to have certain spices mixes on hand, though. The good news is that making your own homemade spice mixes, like this homemade taco seasoning recipe, is SO easy. It takes about five minutes to mix the spices together, and then you have the mix on hand whenever you want to make something with a little taco spice.
I’ve tinkered with different combinations and found the two combinations we like best. There’s a mild version with no chili powder that gives excellent flavor without any heat. Add the chili powder for a little bit of heat. Our kids can’t handle any kind of spice, but I love it.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe Ingredients
- Garlic Salt
- Smoked Paprika (yessss get the smoked!)
- Chili Powder (optional)
- Black Pepper
That’s it! You’ll be so happy you took a few minutes to mix this up. I’m using this in tons of recipes so make sure you always have this on hand!
Recipes that Use My Favorite Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Cauliflower Tacos Recipe
- Sweet Potato Nachos
- Loaded Vegan Queso Dip
- Chicken Fajita Pasta
- Vegan Taco Salad
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
This Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe will bring flavor to many of your dishes and is without any of the unhealthy ingredients you find in store-bought packets!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
- Category: staple
- 1/4 cup ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons garlic salt
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons chili powder (optional)
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- Mix all of the ingredients together and store them in an airtight jar.
- Use 3 tablespoons per pound of ground meat or vegetables.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 159
- Sugar: 3g
- Sodium: 1,115mg
- Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 18g