This Gluten Free Cajun Seasoning is packed with flavor! This homemade seasoning is made with a few spices that you probably already have in your pantry. It takes only 5 minutes to make, but instantly elevates any dish!

Gluten Free Cajun seasoning on a white plate with a spoon

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This homemade Whole30 Cajun seasoning is WAY better than store bought. Here is why:

  • Unlike store bought, you control everything that is going into this mix.
  • There are no added sugars, preservatives, or additives and without MSG.
  • Cajun seasoning has so many uses: fish, fries, meats, and more.
  • This Gluten Free Cajun seasoning can be slightly adjusted or altered to fit your personal spice preferences.
  • This recipe is Whole30 approved, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Grain Free, and Gluten Free.

What is Cajun Seasoning?

Cajun seasoning is a classic seasoning that is popular in Louisiana and in many parts of the South. It is a seasoning blend that features paprika, pepper, and other spicy flavors. This seasoning can vary slightly. It is known to be spicy, hearty and flavorful. Additionally, it is typically used in gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp, chicken, and other meats.

Cajun flavors are known to use local ingredients. This seasoning is commonly used with bell peppers and onions.

Recipe Steps

Step 1

First, add all ingredients to a small bowl.

Spices for Whole30 Cajun seasoning

Step 2

Then stir to combine.

Spices for Paleo Cajun seasoning

Step 3

Add Cajun seasoning to a sealable jar or airtight container.

Step 4

Store at room temperature for up to 6 months.

Homemade Cajun seasoning in a ramekin

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there gluten in Cajun seasoning?

Cajun seasoning is usually gluten free. I always advise to check the labels of seasonings because sometimes gluten is found.

How do you make Cajun seasoning from scratch?

This recipe entails exactly how to make Cajun seasoning from scratch.

What is the closest spice to Cajun?

Cajun is made of a number of seasonings, but cayenne pepper and paprika are the most prominent.

What is the difference between Creole and Cajun?

Creole and Cajun seasonings are similar. Cajun tends to be slightly more spicy than Creole. In addition, Creole typically contains more herbs, like parsley, thyme, basil and bay leaf.

What is the difference between blackened seasoning and Cajun?

Blackened seasonings tends to fall right in the middle of Cajun and Creole. Cajun is usually the spiciest and Creole is the most mild.

Gluten free Cajun seasoning on a white plate

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Gluten Free Cajun seasoning on a white plate with a spoon

Get the Recipe: Gluten Free Cajun Seasoning (Whole30 & Paleo)

This homemade Gluten Free Cajun Seasoning is incredibly easy and flavorful! It pairs beautifully with seafood, gumbo, jambalaya, pork chops and chicken. This Whole30 seasoning is way better than store bought!
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  • First, add all ingredients to a small bowl.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Add spice mix to a sealable jar or bowl. Store at room temperature for up to 6 months.


  • Use less cayenne pepper for a slightly less spicy mix.
  • These measurements can be slightly tweaked to your preference.
  • I prefer sea salt, but regular salt works well too.
  • Store Cajun seasoning at room temperature in an airtight container.
  • Mix is best used within 6 months.
Calories: 10kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 292mg, Potassium: 49mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 507IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

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