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16 Favorite Homemade Spice Blends

I love making homemade spice blends! You can customize them how you want and honestly, it makes me feel super cheffy to use a blend that I made myself.

Here are our favorite ones that I always have on hand! I also included links to recipes that use these blends so you can get cooking right away.

I’ll continue to add more as we find new favorites, so keep this post bookmarked for later.

White bowl with taco seasoning spices partially mixed together.

The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning

This was one of the very first posts on my blog! It has a secret ingredient that gives it a richness and depth that those packets at the store will never give you. A few of you have even given this away as a neighbor gift during the holidays! It’s that good!

Recipes to use Homemade Taco Seasoning:

The Original Foil Packet Sweet Potato Tacos

Quick Black Bean and Chile Soup

Paleo Fiesta Popcorn Chicken

The Best Instant Pot Shredded Chicken for Tacos

Overhead view of Homemade Ranch Seasoning in a mason jar.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning (Dairy-Free)

Another oldie! This ranch seasoning completely replaced those little green packets for us. And this seasoning is so good in other ways, too!

Recipes to use Homemade Ranch Seasoning:

Paleo Ranch Dressing

Roasted Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

A ramekin with everything bagel seasoning next to a glass jar of Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning

Everything Bagel Seasoning

Am I allowed to have favorites? If “favorite” means the one you use the most — this is it for me. Avocado toast + bagel seasoning forever.

Recipes to use Everything Bagel Seasoning:

5-Minute Breakfast Salad

Everything Bagel Gravlax

A small wooden bowl with Sweet Potato Fry Seasoning

Sweet Potato Fry Seasoning

We’re hard core sweet potato fry people. For a long time I’d just make up a seasoning and one day I decided I didn’t want to open 4 spice jars anymore, so this blend was born. Turns out it’s super delicious on other things besides sweet potato fries!

Recipes to use Sweet Potato Fry Seasoning:

Sweet Potato Fries, of course

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken for Tacos

Creamy Southwest Chicken Soup for Instant Pot

A glass jar with the ingredients to Chai Spice Blend that aren't mixed together yet.

Homemade Chai Spice Blend

If you’re a pumpkin pie spice lover, it’s time to level up. This blend is all of the warm, delicious spices of chai tea that will transform your baked goods and other treats! And some things that aren’t even a treat — try it with the roasted butternut squash recipe below.

Recipes to use Homemade Chai Spice Blend

Chai Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

Chai Spiced Golden Milk

Loaded Chai Caramel Popcorn

A small wooden bowl with Smoky Chipotle Taco Seasoning

Smoky Chipotle Taco Seasoning

I loved my taco seasoning so much I did a smokier, spicier version with chipotle powder and a fun umami ingredient that’s super tasty!

Recipes to use Smoky Chipotle Taco Seasoning:

Paleo Fiesta Popcorn Chicken

Marinated Steak Fajitas

The Best Instant Pot Shredded Chicken for Tacos

(Any place you’d use regular taco seasoning!)

A bowl with Chipotle Copycat Chorizo over greens with vegetables and dressing on top.

Homemade Chorizo Seasoning

This seasoning blend began as part of a copycat recipe I created for Chipotle’s Pork-Chicken Chorizo (RIP). I fell in love with this seasoning blend and started using it in place of taco seasoning! The seasoning recipe is in that chorizo post and isn’t a stand alone post.

Recipes to use Homemade Chorizo Seasoning:

Chipotle Copycat Chorizo

Instant Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Tomatillo Soup

The Best Chicken Fajitas

A glass jar of Homemade Montreal Style Steak Seasoning

Homemade Montreal Style Steak Seasoning

My go-to steak seasoning for way more things than steak! It doesn’t have any of the fillers that store-bought Montreal seasoning has. You’ll love it.

Recipes to use Montreal Style Steak Seasoning:

Smoky BBQ Beef Chili

The Best Instant Pot Ribs

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Easy Grilled BBQ Chicken

A glass jar with homemade curry powder

Homemade Curry Powder

This was what converted me to grinding some of my own spices. (Seriously… smelling this side by side with store-bought curry powder blows my mind. It’s so much more fragrant.)

This recipe is for freshly ground curry powder, but I included measurements for pre-ground spices.

Recipes to use Homemade Curry Powder:

Easy Lentil Curry

Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Mango Chicken Curry

A glass jar with homemade garam masala

Homemade Garam Masala

This is another blend common in Indian cuisine that’s similar to curry powder, but with more warm baking spices (like cinnamon & cardamom) and without turmeric.

Recipes to use Homemade Garam Masala:

Easy Lentil Curry

Instant Pot Indian Chicken Curry

Slow Cooker Indian Beef

Egg Curry

A glass jar with Homemade Greek Seasoning

Homemade Greek Seasoning

If you’re a fan of Greek flavors, grab some lemons and whip up a batch of this seasoning for some rockstar marinade and salads!

Recipes to use Homemade Greek Seasoning:

Easy Greek Steak Kebabs with Tzatziki

One-Pan Greek Marinated Chicken & Potatoes

A glass jar with layered Homemade Italian Seasoning ingredients.

Homemade Italian Seasoning

This isn’t your typical Italian seasoning! It’s a zestier version with dried garlic and some chili flakes for a little heat. I LOVE this version so much better than the store-bought kind.

Recipes to use Homemade Italian Seasoning

Italian Roasted Broccoli

Mozzarella-Studded Gluten-Free Meatloaf

A small wooden bowl with the ingredients to pumpkin pie spice being mixed up.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

If you make your own pumpkin pie spice, I HIGHLY recommend that you grind your own cloves. It makes such a big difference!

Recipes to use Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Crustless Pumpkin Pie Cups for Instant Pot

Best Homemade Granola

A small jar with Thai Spice Blend

Thai Seasoning Blend

This is a unique blend that’s Thai-inspired and does magical things to everything it touches. Try it!

Recipes to use Thai Seasoning Blend:

Quick Thai Fish Curry and Coconut Rice

Paleo Thai Shrimp and Vegetable Skillet

Thai Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Coconut and Lime

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