From Scratch Seasoning Salt Recipe

by Merissa on January 15, 2014

in Make Your Own, Mixes, Recipes

Seasoning Salt Recipe - Little House Living

Seasoning Salt Recipe

My family gave up purchasing seasoned salt about a year ago.  I know many brands add MSG to their seasoning salt recipe, and I am always a bit leery of the word "natural flavor".  To simplify things, and have complete control over what goes on my food, I have created my very own seasoning salt recipe!

Once you give this seasoning salt recipe a try, you'll be amazed at how simple it is.  It's likely that you already have all of the ingredients on hand, so it's just a matter of mixing them together and finding a container to store it in.  It's also great to be able to whip up a batch in a matter of a minute or two, anytime I run out.

Seasoning Salt Recipe

  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Pour into clean jar or shaker and cover with a lid.  This mix should have a long shelf life, depending on the age of the spices you added.

Seasoning Salt Recipe

The spices I buy usually come in glass bottles, so I will keep the bottles when I use up the spices, and reuse them for my homemade spice blends.  Alternatively, you can buy some good-quality shakers, or simply put the seasoned salt into small mason jars.

This seasoning salt recipe will go great on chicken, beef, or fish for a seasoned, flavorful taste.   It also goes great on any roasted vegetable or savory side dish.  I use it in place of regular salt when my dishes are a bit on the bland side.

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1 Alexandra January 15, 2014 at 8:11 am

I love all the home made recipes, I am trying to buy things I use more in bulk, like the garlic and onion powder. This way I know there is no extra fillers and I don’t have to buy an extra. I do not normally use Seasoning Salt but realized besides the turmeric that is exactly what I put in our hamburger meat.


2 Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life January 15, 2014 at 9:06 am

I love making my own seasonings but I’ve never made seasoning salt. Thanks for your good recipe.


3 Margaret January 15, 2014 at 11:18 am

What a superb idea! I am definitely going to try it. It just asks for experiments – like salt with nutmeg and coriander, salt with dried oregano and basil, salt with dried dill and tarragon….. the possibilities are endless. Thanks so much!


4 Roxanne January 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

That’s a great point about how they sneak MSG into our food by calling it “natural flavoring”. Thanks for a recipe that sounds like a great substitute.


5 jenna January 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

This is a great post. Thanks for the recipe!


6 Elise January 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Looks like a great recipe! Love the addition of turmeric! I usually just use salt, paprika, and onion in mine…


7 Shelly Maynard January 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

I can’t wait to try this recipe! My husband has high cholesterol and needs to stick to less salt! He’s done well transitioning into sea salt but this would be another good step for him. We are going to be growing a lot more herbs and peppers in our garden this year so I can’t wait to get started making my own!


8 Cynthia L January 15, 2014 at 8:05 pm

What a great blend of spices. I have never thought of creating my now blends, but will have to give it a try!


9 Tammy January 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm

My understanding is that store-bought seasoned salt also contains some silicon to help it not clump and to pour easier. So that can be another perk to making one’s own. I’ve added this to my Pinterest collection, thank you very much! I look forward to making it.

Another good use for seasoned salt is for all the extra zucchini and summer squash (especially the ones as long as your forearm that appear overnight). We like to slice them in long strips, though circles is fine, too. We then brush on some oil and sprinkle seasoned salt on them. They go great on the grill that way.


10 Thaleia (@Something2Offer) January 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Too funny. I just made my own onion powder and dehydrated mushrooms for the first time this week! We love seasoning salt and will add you recipe to the to-do list.


11 Pam January 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I never would have thought about making my own seasoned salt before. Thanks so much for the recipe!


12 Andrea January 16, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I especially love the addition of tumeric, because there are tremendous health benefits 🙂


13 Sheila January 19, 2014 at 11:51 am

Put a few kernels of rice in the container to hold down clumping the natural way!


14 Emma Peligro February 2, 2014 at 7:49 am

THANK YOU for sharing this. I can’t wait for tomorrow to make this 🙂 God bless.


15 Lynda Dykes February 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm

I make something similar, have not tried turmeric in it, but for a bit more spice some add cayenne pepper. I like mine kind of hot and put cayenne, chipotle, mesquite and cumin in an even spicier blend that is smoky. It is great on anything you are going to grill.


16 Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? April 8, 2014 at 8:10 am

Love this! I’m a big seasoning salt fan. Now I can make my own 🙂 Thanks again for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.


17 Brittany @ The Domestic Geek April 8, 2014 at 10:59 am

Oh I need to pin this! I haven’t had seasoning salt in so long because we adapted a real food diet. I would love to have sea salt in the house again!


18 Brittany @ The Domestic Geek April 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

*seasoning salt not sea salt, we have tons of that in our house! ha!


19 Adam @ The Domestic Beast April 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Definitely going to have to make some of this, it is much healthier than buying it pre-made!


20 Kyleigh @ Petite Chouette April 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I love seasoning salt and you’re so right “what are natural flavours?” I ask myself that every time I read it. I don’t want natural flavours I want the real thing! Thanks for sharing this concoction I can’t wait to use it.


21 Crystelle April 8, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Great idea….. I always worry a little bit about what is really in those seasoning mixes…..
hugs x, Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique
PS this would be terrific at the party on my blog!!


22 Silvie April 9, 2014 at 6:52 pm

This blend of seasoning salt sounds perfect for when I roast vegetables! All your recipes are wonderful!! Visiting from GTTuesday 🙂


23 Gentle Joy April 15, 2014 at 2:06 pm

This looks great – and I love mixing the herbs/spices myself since I can control the amount of salt and other ingredients, plus I can make sure there is no msg or other problem ingredients. Thank you for posting this. I saw your post on Good Tips Tuesday. 🙂


24 Lisa @ The Wellness Wife April 17, 2014 at 6:37 am

I’m definitely going to put this together. I have to say, I’ll leave out the sugar, but everything else is great. I love that it has turmeric in it. I’ve been trying to find more ways to incorporate this great spice into my cooking. Thanks for sharing.


25 Suzy @ Worthing Court April 19, 2014 at 8:48 am

Hi Merissa. This is definitely something that I need to make and keep on hand. Your recipe is going to be featured on The Scoop this Sunday night. Thank you for linking up!


26 Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods April 19, 2014 at 9:21 pm

My husband loves making his own spices! We even gave some as Christmas gifts last year! Thanks so much for the recipe. Pinning!

I would love for you to share your creativity on my Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! It’s going on right now and starts each Saturday at 8:00 am EST!

~ Ashley


27 KissesFromHome April 20, 2014 at 4:13 am

Pinned! Thank you for sharing. 🙂 I love home-made stuff than store brought ones.



28 Erlene April 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Thanks for posting this recipe. I’ll have to make some once we run out of our other bottles. Pinned.


29 danielle April 23, 2014 at 9:29 am

Sounds awesome! Thank so much for sharing it at the Friday Frenzy!


30 Katie Clark April 24, 2014 at 9:26 pm

This is such a great and simple idea. I’m sure it’s much healthier than the store bought stuff, too! Thanks for sharing this at the Cook it! Craft it! Share it! link party 🙂


31 Theresa @DearCreatives April 24, 2014 at 11:00 pm

What a great idea to create some blends. I have a few recipes that use certain spices all the time. Thanks for sharing at My Favorite Things party. Theresa @DearCreatives


32 Andi @ The Weary Chef April 25, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Yes, yes, I need this recipe! I recently bought seasoned salt and could only find one brand that didn’t have MSG or other ingredients I couldn’t pronounce. I’d rather just make my own. Thank you!


33 Joan November 6, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Hi Andrea, Thanks for this recipe. I just ran out of my store bought seasoning salt. It occurred to me that I could make my own. So, I searched and found your recipe. The natural seasoning salt I buy at my health food store keeps increasing in price. Plus you are right! I have all the ingredients already and will make it tomorrow.


34 Becky at Cooking with Vinyl January 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Thanks for sharing this! I love the idea of making my own seasoning salt rather than buying it. I’m a new food blogger and love meeting others. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. I look forward to reading more from your blog! Becky


35 Diane January 20, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Thanks for joining The Gathering Spot this week! Have a great evening. 🙂


36 ashley January 21, 2015 at 10:50 am

I will def be making some! Thanks for sharing!


37 jessica (@AW2SL) January 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Thanks for the awesome recipe! I can’t wait to share it on the Project Parade tomorrow night.


38 Nicky January 29, 2015 at 9:56 am

I have started to make my own spice and seasoning blends after learning about sand in many commercial brands. This is a great combination that would add so much flavor to any dish. Thank you for stopping in and linking up with us this week on #LetsGetReal. I love your ideas and hope to see you again this weekend on I’ve pinned your link to our group Let’s Get Real Board and stumbled it along.


39 Linda January 30, 2015 at 8:57 am

This is awesome and I have all these ingredients in my pantry, Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

Have a “super” weekend,


40 Hannatjie May 3, 2015 at 7:58 am

This looks great. I can’t find onion powder at our
local supermarket. Is it supposed to be with the other spices? I like your freezer recipes alot and i need the onion powder with them too. Have you any advice for my. Thanks


41 Merissa May 3, 2015 at 8:08 am

Yes it should be with the other spices, it’s a pretty common spice. If you could find dried onion flakes you could grind them in a blender and make something similar too, although you might want to add a bit more if you go that route.


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