Want to make your own Seasoning Salt for a delicious topping for your meats, fries, or other homemade meals? With this incredibly easy recipe, you will never buy it again!
Seasoning Salt from Scratch
I gave up buying seasoning salt a few years ago. I know many brands add MSG to their seasoning salt and I am always a bit leery of the word “natural flavor.” What does that even mean, and why doesn’t it sound natural?
To simplify things, I decided to make my own seasoning salt so that I have complete control over what goes into (and on) my food. So here you have it! My very own homemade seasoning salt recipe!
Once you give this seasoning salt recipe a try, you’ll be amazed at how simple it is. You probably 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 just a minute or two, anytime I run out.
The best part? All of the ingredients used in this recipe are actually natural, so no “natural flavors” have been added. I guarantee you’ll never go back to buying seasoning salt from the store again!
Here’s the recipe.
Homemade Seasoning Salt Recipe
Be in control over what goes on your food by making your own seasoning salt!
- 1/2 cup sea salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into a 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. You can even make a big batch so you always have some ready to use on hand!
Store in a cool, dry place and enjoy whenever life calls for a little seasoning salt, (and um, when does it not?)
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 or if I make a large batch, I like to store them in pint-size 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. Or try it on a burger patty or even sprinkled over some homemade fries! I use it in place of regular salt when my dishes are a bit on the bland side.
While you’re here, be sure to check out these other spice blends and classic mixes you can make at home!
- Ranch Dressing Mix
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Sloppy Joe Seasoning
- Hamburger Helper Mix
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- Homemade Pancake and Waffle Mix
Do you make your own spice blends or mixes at home? Share them in the comments!
This blog post on How to Make Seasoning Salt was originally published on Little House Living in January 2014. It has been updated as of March 2020.