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How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

This DIY Taco Seasoning will show you exactly what is in taco seasoning. As well as, how to make homemade taco seasoning with ingredients you likely already have in your spice cabinet!

Course Condiments
Cuisine Mexican, Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 packets
Calories 26 kcal
Author Larisha Campbell


  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning (Oregano only would be fine as a substitute)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a container and shake well. 

  2. Use immediately or store in an air tight container for up to 3 months

Recipe Notes

Use half of this recipe in place of a standard taco seasoning packet. Save the remaining half for another recipe or add a little more of this recipe if you like more spice. 

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 26 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1530IU31%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.