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This easy homemade taco seasoning recipe is made with five ingredients, preservative-free, gluten-free, and delicious! Great for tacos, fajitas, vegetables, seafood, and so much more! 

Looking for more delicious homemade seasoning recipes? I think you’ll love my easy Ranch Seasoning Recipe, Italian Seasoning Recipe, and my Stone House Seasoning.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe - This easy homemade taco seasoning mix is made with just five ingredients and with no preservatives! Great for tacos, fajitas, and so much more! // addapinch.com

We absolutely love tacos. A definite favorite is our quick and easy taco recipe that we have on regular repeat at my house! But one thing that I just don’t like to buy is those little packets of taco seasoning. I know they are easy to use and fast, but I much prefer to make my own homemade taco seasoning so that I know exactly what is in it – and what is not! ♡

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

I’ve realized over the years that I am sensitive to some of the preservatives used in store-bought mixes, and since I’ve made my own, I feel so much better! And I feel better about using my homemade version of mixes in recipes that I serve to family and friends. There is no guessing if the person is sensitive to MSG or so many of the other chemical-based preservatives and other additives.

Even if you don’t have those concerns, you’ll still love this simple, easy, 5-ingredient taco seasoning powerhouse!

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe - This easy homemade taco seasoning mix is made with just five ingredients and with no preservatives! Great for tacos, fajitas, and so much more!  // addapinch.com

This taco seasoning recipe is quick and easy to make and uses a handful of ingredients you will probably already have on hand in your pantry.

While it is delicious on those tacos I mentioned earlier, we also love to sprinkle it on I just sprinkle a bit onto other meats, fish, seafood, and vegetables. I also love to add a pinch to beans for a little something extra as a side dish, sprinkle it on sweet potato fries (trust me, so good!), and mix it into my ranch dressing for a spicy kick.

What Spices Are in Taco Seasoning?

  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Salt (optional)
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe - This easy homemade taco seasoning mix is made with just five ingredients and with no preservatives! Great for tacos, fajitas, and so much more!  // addapinch.com

How to Make Taco Seasoning

  1. Combine ingredients. Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Use and store. Use immediately and store any remaining taco seasoning in an airtight container for up to a year.

It also makes a great housewarming or hostess gift. Just put it in a nice spice jar, along with another jar of spicy brown sugar dry rub, and another of Stone House Seasoning you have a present that your friends will love receiving and using all year long! I know I sure would!

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe - This easy homemade taco seasoning mix is made with just five ingredients and with no preservatives! Great for tacos, fajitas, and so much more!  // addapinch.com

Once you make it yourself, you will want to continue making it!

Favorite Recipes Using Homemade Taco Seasoning

Quick & Easy Tacos

Taco Soup Recipe

Taco Cups Recipe

Quick and Easy Taco Recipe - A simple weeknight favorite recipe that couldn't get much easier! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe. I think you are going to love it!

5 from 9 votes

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Seasoning Mix 5 mins

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe - This easy homemade taco seasoning mix is made with just five ingredients and with no preservatives! Great for tacos, fajitas, and so much more! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American, Mexican
Author Robyn Stone
This easy homemade taco seasoning recipe is made with five ingredients, preservative-free, gluten-free, and delicious! Great for tacos, fajitas, vegetables, seafood, and so much more! 

Ingredients  

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt optional

Instructions 

  • Combine ingredients. Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Use and store. Use immediately and store any remaining taco seasoning in an airtight container for up to a year.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe - This easy homemade taco seasoning mix is made with just five ingredients and with no preservatives! Great for tacos, fajitas, and so much more! // addapinch.com

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I wasn’t able to buy taco seasoning when I lived in South Korea for five years. This was my go-to recipe for taco seasoning. Even though I now live in a country where I can buy it, I still prefer this recipe to store bought. Thank you!

    1. Arlene, I got the large jars and the smaller ones with the label you can place on top of the jars at Amazon. There is a link in the post “nice spice jar” for the large one. I love these jars.

  2. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. Simple n can be easily made with pantry items. I marinated shrimp n it was the best shrimp tacos I ever had. So flavorful.

  3. Robyn, I love your website! It has normal and delicious recipes and ideas that don’t require spices and ingredients that are unusual in every day use.
    Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much, Velma. I want my recipes to be easy and ones that anyone can make and enjoy.

  4. I can’t wait to try this. My son can’t have oregano so McCormicks taco seasoning is if no use to us. Hoping this is easy on his system. Thank you in advance. 😊

    1. I hope your son can eat this with no problems, Mama Hart. I love that I can make this with only ingredients my family likes and can have.

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