The Best Creole Seasoning Recipe (Time to spice it up!!)

What is Creole Seasoning?

Creole seasoning, Cajuns counterpart, is a spicy and zesty flavor profile with a distinct tie to multiple cultures. This spice also originates from Louisiana but is diversified in its sources.

Creole Seasoning Recipe

This type of cuisine culminates from African slaves, French settlers, and Native Americans. This makes being creole a little harder to define then Cajun. Creole can mean anything from being born in New Orleans with a specific heritage, to descendants of African or Caribbean slaves.

Early Creole pioneers did as well as could be expected with the land. Settlement designs would in general be guided by the territories numerous streams and narrows. Throughout the long-term various yields prospered as Louisiana passed from France, Spain, France (by and by), and afterward the United States. With Natchitoches being the most established settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, it is nothing unexpected that the Creole culture with its profound established and complex history would be expounded on in Literature.

Today, as before, Creole rises above racial limits. It associates individuals to their frontier roots, be they relatives of European pilgrims, subjugated Africans, or those of blended legacy, which may incorporate African, French, Spanish, and American Indian impacts.

Over time, like all foods, these influences came together in harmony to create a unique, singular entity. Whilst compared to Cajun cuisine regularly, there are differences. Creole cuisine is traditionally milder and more composed.

How to use the Best Creole Seasoning to your Advantage!

This is a very versatile creole seasoning blend, but a little goes a long way. This is a good quality about this spice mix because you could eat this spice two to 3 times a week and not get sick of it! Here are a few examples of how to use creole seasonings.


Creole or cajun seasoning is used frequently in rice in the traditional sense. I have come to find out that it isn’t just rice that pairs well, it’s pretty much all starches. This blend is great on potatoes, fries, pasta salads, and the list goes on.


Creole spice adds some real depth in flavor when it comes to soups. Due to the fact this mix has lots of dried herbs, it should be added in the beginning of your soup recipe. For example, if you are making a corn soup that calls for the corn to be sautéed before adding the liquid; add this spice to the corn while sautéing. Direct heat really helps draw out the flavor of the dried herbs.


Add this Louisiana creole seasoning to the early stages of sauces or salad dressings. This will convey a zesty undertone throughout your flavor profile.

Tips for Making the Best Creole Seasoning

Quality of Ingredients

When using seasonings to boost up the flavor in your recipes, you should always seek the best spices to mix. Spices can be a little expensive, but you are paying for quality and freshness. So, keep that in mind when you a thinking about going with the cheaper alternative. Also think about specialized spices. Instead of buying chili powder, buy the smokey chipotle powder or the dark chili powder. If a recipe calls for paprika, buy the smoked paprika or the sweet pimenton. These are ways to separate yourself from the rest.

Creole seasoning being mixed in a white mixing bowl.


Think about how you are going to use this creole seasoning mix in your recipes, it may change how you prepare the mixes themselves.  If you are putting the spices on chips or fries, if it best to blend the spices in a blender into a fine powder to they can grab ahold of the potato better.

If the spices have dried herbs in them, then it is best to add them in the beginning stages of your recipes to increase the amount of time the herbs are cooked. Dried herbs release their flavors over time. If you like more spice in your seasoning, then bump up the cayenne or chili powder. This can give you the desired effect you are looking for.


Its best to store your homemade creole seasoning in airtight containers to preserve freshness.  It is also best to keep spices in a dark area. A container over the oven may be advantageous, but since spices and flavors decay when presented to warmth, light, and dampness, it is not the best spot to keep them.

The best stockpiling temperature for spices and flavors is one that is genuinely steady and under 70 degrees Fahrenheit. If you store flavors in the cooler or fridge, then return them speedily after use.

A decent stockpiling framework keeps spices and flavors dry and in obscurity too. Golden glass containers with hermetically sealed covers are ideal. You may likewise keep them in a cabinet or cabinet, spread the containers with enormous dark names or utilize a window ornament to cover them when not being used.

Basically, store your spices and flavors in perfect, impermeable compartments, away from warmth and light and handle them mindfully.

Shelf Life

Spices that have been in your cabinet for a while may look ok, but you need to check the use by date. Using out of date spices is not the end of the world, but it will definitely affect the end result. Your food will seem to fall flat or have a stale taste/ aroma.  Spices stay fresh for about 6 months to a year. Try to keep your collection constantly rotating.

Equipment Needed

  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Whisk
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • 1 Blender (optional)

Check out some of my other spice recipes! I bet you will love these!

Cajun Seasoning

Carolina Rib Rub

Texas BBQ Spice

Memphis Dry Spice

Creole seasoning

Best Creole Seasoning

Chef Mason Bostwick
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Condiment, Enhancement, Spice
Cuisine American, French, Vegan
Servings 20 People


  • 6 Tbsp Paprika
  • 4 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp White Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Basil
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Thyme


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.


*This recipe is pretty mild. Bump up the cayenne pepper if you like heat.
Keyword Creole seasoning, creole seasoning recipe, creole spice

if you like this recipe , you should try out my Cajun Spice Recipe! You would be amazed how the differences shine!

Best Creole Seasoning Recipe (standardized version)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Serves: 20 ppl


6              Tbsp      Paprika

4              Tbsp      Garlic Powder

3              Tbsp      Onion Powder

2              Tbsp      Cayenne Pepper

2              Tbsp      Black Pepper

1              Tbsp      White Pepper

1              Tbsp      Dried Parsley

2              Tbsp      Dried Oregano

2              Tbsp      Dried Basil

2              Tbsp      Dried Thyme


  1. Mix in a mixing bowl thoroughly.

*This recipe is pretty mild. Bump up the cayenne pepper if you like heat.

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