Cajun Seasoning Recipe with Paprika, Thyme, Garlic Powder and More

Cathy's Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning Recipe with Paprika, Thyme, Garlic Powder and More
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Servings: This recipe makes approximately 8.


Cathy's Cajun Seasoning
Cathy's Cajun Seasoning

Cathy's Cajun Seasoning is a flavorful blend of spices that adds a kick to any dish. This versatile seasoning can be used on meats, seafood, vegetables, and more to give your dishes a taste of the Louisiana bayou.


Cajun seasoning originated in Louisiana, where it was used by Cajun cooks to add flavor to their dishes. The blend of spices typically includes paprika, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, salt, sugar, and ground red pepper.


How to prepare

  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients.


  • Add smoked paprika for a smoky flavor.
  • Use cayenne pepper instead of ground red pepper for extra heat.
  • Mix in dried oregano for a Mediterranean twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Store your Cajun seasoning in an airtight container in a cool, dark place to keep it fresh.

- Adjust the amount of red pepper in the seasoning to suit your spice preference.

- Use this seasoning as a dry rub on meats before grilling or roasting for a flavorful crust.

Serving Suggestions

Sprinkle Cathy's Cajun Seasoning on grilled shrimp, roasted vegetables, or popcorn for a spicy kick.

Cooking Techniques

Use Cathy's Cajun Seasoning as a dry rub on meats before grilling, or mix it into soups and stews for added flavor.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have all the spices on hand, you can substitute a pre-made Cajun seasoning blend for Cathy's Cajun Seasoning.

Make Ahead Tips

You can make a large batch of Cathy's Cajun Seasoning and store it in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Presentation Ideas

Transfer Cathy's Cajun Seasoning to a decorative spice jar or tin for a thoughtful gift for friends and family.

Pairing Recommendations

Cathy's Cajun Seasoning pairs well with dishes like jambalaya, gumbo, and blackened fish for an authentic Cajun flavor.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store Cathy's Cajun Seasoning in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. To refresh the flavors, toast the seasoning in a dry skillet before using.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cathy's Cajun Seasoning contains approximately 5 calories.


Each serving of Cathy's Cajun Seasoning contains approximately 1 gram of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cathy's Cajun Seasoning contains approximately 0 grams of fat.


Each serving of Cathy's Cajun Seasoning contains approximately 0 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Cathy's Cajun Seasoning is a good source of vitamin A, which is important for eye health and immune function.


Cathy's Cajun Seasoning does not contain any common allergens such as nuts, dairy, or gluten.


Cathy's Cajun Seasoning is a low-calorie, low-fat seasoning blend that adds flavor to dishes without adding extra calories or fat.


Cathy's Cajun Seasoning is a versatile blend of spices that adds a kick to any dish. With a mix of paprika, thyme, garlic powder, and more, this seasoning is perfect for adding a taste of the Louisiana bayou to your cooking.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still recall the sense of amazement I felt when I first saw this recipe for Cathy's Cajun Seasoning. It was many years ago, during a trip to Louisiana with my husband. We were visiting a friend of his, Cathy, who was an amazing cook. She had invited us over for dinner, and I was in awe of the delicious aromas coming from her kitchen.

As we sat down to eat, I couldn't help but ask Cathy about the secret behind her flavorful dishes. She laughed and said, "It's all in the seasoning, dear. Let me share with you my special Cajun seasoning recipe." I watched in awe as she pulled out various spices and herbs, explaining their importance in creating the perfect blend of flavors.

I took notes diligently, making sure to jot down every detail of Cathy's recipe. She told me stories about how she had learned to cook from her grandmother, who had passed down the family's Cajun recipes through generations. It was clear that cooking was a labor of love for Cathy, and I was inspired by her passion for creating delicious meals.

After our visit, I couldn't wait to try out Cathy's Cajun Seasoning recipe in my own kitchen. I gathered all the ingredients, carefully measuring out each one as I had seen Cathy do. The smell of the spices filled the air as I mixed them together, creating a fragrant blend that reminded me of our time in Louisiana.

I used the seasoning on everything - from grilled meats to roasted vegetables. Each dish I made with Cathy's Cajun Seasoning turned out better than the last, and soon it became a staple in my kitchen. I shared the recipe with friends and family, who all raved about the bold flavors and unique taste of the seasoning.

Over the years, I have continued to tweak and perfect Cathy's Cajun Seasoning recipe, adding my own little twists and adjustments. It has become a beloved tradition in our family, passed down from generation to generation. I can't help but smile whenever I see my grandchildren cooking with the same blend of spices that I learned from Cathy so many years ago.

As I sit here thinking about that first encounter with Cathy and her Cajun seasoning, I am filled with gratitude for the friendships and memories that have come from sharing recipes and meals with loved ones. Cooking has always been a way for me to connect with others, to show my love and care through the food that I prepare.

So here's to Cathy, wherever she may be now, and to the delicious Cajun seasoning that she shared with me. May it continue to bring joy and flavor to meals for years to come, just as it has for me and my family.


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