This healthy and easy homemade taco seasoning gives food some spice and is free of any preservatives and sweeteners! Perfect for any kind of protein and is cheap to make – you will never have to buy it again! Whole30, paleo, vegan, gluten free, and keto!
Last updated on December 16, 2019.
Taco Tuesday and we are sharing the best homemade taco seasoning recipe for all the things!! Made with only 7 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and takes only 5 minute to whip up. It’s the perfect addition to your taco or Mexican theme night, goes with any kind protein or veggie, and is great for spicing up a quick weeknight dinner.
Have you ever looked at some of the taco seasonings in the store? Or really just any of the spices in the store. Just recently I was trying to buy chili powder and every single jar they had in the store had silicone dioxide in it. No thanks.
Whether it’s the taco seasonings that comes in spice jars or ones in those taco kit boxes, they usually aren’t the best. A lot of time they are filled with a crap ton of salt, preservatives, and even sugar! Why do you need sugar in your taco seasoning?
The answer is, you probably don’t.
How to make Homemade Taco Seasoning
I’ve been making this homemade Whole30 taco seasoning for awhile now and figured it’s time to share with y’all. It’s in so many of my Mexican or taco themed recipes – like beef taco casserole, fish taco bowls, paleo 7 layer dip – or we just use it to spice up a quick weeknight dinner.
DIY taco seasoning is really as simple as adding the spices to a small bowl and mixing them all together. It’s better for you than store bought, couldn’t be easier to make, and I think it tastes way better than the store bought kinds!
Whole30 Taco Seasoning Recipe
What’s in taco seasoning? This seasoning is made with the spices you most likely think about when you think of tacos (plus a little secret ingredient), is free of any added preservatives or sugar, and is paleo, Whole30, gluten free, and keto. Here is what you need:
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- smoked paprika
- cayenne pepper
- red pepper flakes
- salt & pepper
I’ve linked the spices in the recipe card below, but if your grocery store has a bulk spice section, I would suggest stocking up on the spices there to make this DIY taco seasoning. It is one of the cheapest ways to get spices. You can fill up a small bag, which is about the same amount of a regular spice jar, for less than a dollar.
You can also get the perfect amount you need without buying a whole bottle!
What to use homemade taco seasoning with
We use this healthy taco seasoning to spice up lots of our meals or add it to different protein. Here is some of my favorite things to add it to:
- sauté ground beef or turkey for taco meat
- shredded chicken
- fajita veggies
- in scrambled eggs
- to make a “blackened” fish
I will add a tablespoon of homemade taco seasoning per pound of ground meat.
How to store this seasoning
I make this recipe every couple months to have on hand for quick meals or recipes. It makes 1/2 cup, so it lasts a long time (depending on how much you eat tacos 😋).
To store it, just put it in a resealable glass jar and store in the pantry. I love these smaller weck jars or even small mason jars will work. Props if you have an old spice jar you can reuse (you will just need 2 of them since it makes a decent amount). It will keep for up to 6 months in the pantry.
Use With These Recipes
Clearly we like taco themed recipes in our house 🌮🤗
How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Add all spices to a small bowl and mix well.
- Store in a small glass jar in a cool and dry place and enjoy on anything you like! Will keep for up to 6 months.
This recipe was previously posted and was updated this year!
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