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Homemade Fajita Seasoning

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Homemade fajita seasoning is absolutely amazing have on hand, and tastes so much better than store bought! 

Serve it with shrimp fajitas, mixed into rice, or on tacos for the perfect amount of spice! 

Homemade fajita seasoning in a wooden dish.

We use this fajita seasoning for SO many recipes. Homemade fajita seasoning is great because you can adapt it to suit your tastes perfectly.

Not a fan of spice? omit the cayenne pepper. Cutting back on salt or sugar? You can skip those too. Garlic lover? Add some extra garlic powder. There are so many ways to go with homemade spice mixes!

Fajita Seasoning Ingredients

Here’s what each spice does in fajita seasoning:

  • chili powder – added for flavor
  • cornstarch – acts as a binder when fajita seasoning is used
  • cumin – also a big flavor component
  • paprika – a lot of color and adds some flavor
  • sugar – helps bring the spices together
  • cayenne pepper – for heat, we love using 1/2 a teaspoon! 
  • garlic & onion powders – delicious in everything

Fajita seasoning mix is great on everything. We even love adding it into sauteed veggies, rice, casseroles, and on roasted chicken! 

Spices being combined in a white bowl for fajita seasoning.

How To Make Fajita Seasoning

To make fajita seasoning:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. 
  2. Store in a cool, dry, place in a container for up to 6 months. 

How To Store Fajita Seasoning

We bought some of these cute spice jars off of Amazon to keep our extra homemade spices and they come in super handy. We just label, date them, and they’re good to go! 

You can also save an empty disposable spice jar if you’d like, those work super well too. Just remember to switch the label over so you remember the fajita seasoning! 

Different spices in ramekins ready to be mixed into fajita seasoning.

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Bailey
Homemade fajita seasoning is so much better than store bought, and can be adapted to suit your tastes perfectly!
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  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.


For less spicy fajita seasoning, use 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. 
Can omit salt and sugar to taste. 
Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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