The Only Homemade Taco Seasoning You Will Ever Need!

taco seasoning homemade

If you are a fan of tacos and want to try making your very own taco seasoning, it is actually super easy and most ingredients you probably have in your spice rack already! Get ready to elevate your #tacotuesday game!

Is this taco seasoning vegan? Gluten free?

The beauty of making your very own seasoning is that you can add or take away any ingredients you desire. It is also easy to make it more or less spicy depending on your preferences. Best of all this recipe is vegan and gluten free.

Is Taco Seasoning Bad for You?

Many taco seasonings you buy in your local grocery stores are full of sodium. So if you are concerned about how “good” the store bought packets are, this recipe is for you! You can definitely control the amount of salt in this recipe. Since it is full of spices which makes it very tasty already, you can even opt to not add any salt into the seasoning if you like! There are also no added sugars or preservatives in this recipe!

How Long Does Taco Seasoning Last?

Like all spices in your spice cabinet, it can last quite some time. As long as it is in a dry, dark spot in your kitchen, it can last at least one year and as long as four years! This recipe makes enough for about 20 servings so it won’t last you four years but you can rest assure it won’t go bad for awhile.

Give this taco seasoning a try! I think you will love it! It is not only great on beef and chicken, you can also add it to tofu, fish, shrimp and make your favourite tacos, the way YOU like it!

If you have tried this recipe, comment below and let me know what you think and tag me on instagram @joyceofcooking.

taco seasoning homemade

The Only Homemade Taco Seasoning You Will Ever Need!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 20 servings


  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crack black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes (you can add more or less depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tsp hot paprika (again, you can add more or less depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin


  • Add all ingredients into a mason jar
  • Shake to combine
  • Put air tight lid on and store with the rest of your spices. It can last at least a year if it doesn't come in contact with any moisture.


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