Tacos, nachos, soups, and dips, whatever you want. Skip the store-bought package and make your own DIY Taco Seasoning.
Growing up we always used packaged taco seasoning from the grocery, but lately I’ve been making my own. No more worries about having any on hand. Another nice thing about making your own is that it can be customized it to your families taste. I’m not a big fan of cumin so I use a bit less. You can also use the chili powder of your choice, for example use chipotle or ancho or use a combination of peppers.
Most packaged seasonings are filled with preservatives, artificial colors, too much salt, and flour as a thickener which adds gluten, not good for gluten-free diets. It's so much easier to make your own? If you want to add a thickening agent try arrowroot or a gluten-free flour blend.
Another advantages of making your own is the control you will have over the amount of heat and it's so simple to double or triple the recipe if you are cooking for a large crowd.
Store your DIY Taco Seasoning in an airtight container. I like storing mine in glass.Print
DIY Taco Seasoning
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- ⅛ teaspoon or more cayenne
- ½ teaspoon sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Store in an airtight container.
If you want to add a thickener to your DIY Taco Seasoning, add 1 teaspoon arrowroot or gluten-free flour blend.
- Serving Size: 2 tsp
- Calories: 13
- Sugar: 0.2
- Sodium: 59.4
- Fat: 0.5
- Saturated Fat: 0.1
- Carbohydrates: 2.3
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 0.6
- Cholesterol: 0
If you make this recipe or a version of it, take a picture and share with me on Instagram, tag it #thewholeserving or leave a comment below. I’d love to see or hear about your version of this DIY Taco Seasoning.
Hi Celeste, homemade is always so much better than shop bought and as you pointed out, you know exactly what goes into it. It's also nice to be able to concoct a mix that suits our personal tastes. xx
You are so right about making one that suits personal taste. I have had some store-brought mixes that were too hot. Takes the fun out of eating.
Helen Fern says
This is a great mix to have on hand! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!
I now make it in a double batch and keep on hand for those last minute decisions to have tex-mex for lunch or dinner.
I love having homemade taco mix on hand!
After so many times not having it when I needed it, I have decided to always have on hand by making my own.
Roseann Hampton says
I saw your recipe on 2 cup Tuesday. I was thinking about making tacos this week and this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing!
I hope you had some tasty tacos. Thanks for stopping by.
Deborah Davis says
Taco seasoning is one of my favorite ways to spice up most of my plant-based meals. DIY is the way to go!
Jennifer Dodrill @ All-In-One-Mom says
I make my own taco seasoning too! It's so much better for you and tastier too. I love the cumin and smoked paprika together. 🙂 Pinning!
When it comes to spice blends I always use smoked paprika, it adds so much flavor. Thanks for sharing.
Easy Peasy Life Matters says
I love this recipe! We used to use store bought taco seasonings as well before we learned how dangerous some of the ingredients are. This is a fabulous healthy option! Thanks so much for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We will be featuring your recipe tonight so make sure you stop by and grab your "featured" button 🙂 Have a great evening!
Thanks so much for featuring my DIY Taco Seasoning, I really appreciate being featured.
I think I have all of these ingredients in my pantry - can't wait to try this out! Thanks for linking up with our Merry Monday party this week!
You are so welcome Emily, I hope you like it, what's nice is you can customize it to your families taste.