Making your own seasoning blends is as easy as grabbing your spices, measuring them out, and mixing them up!
While a store-bought packet of seasoning mix might cost you a few dollars, you can easily whip up a batch for less than that in 5 minutes or less, which is less time than it would take you to run to the store!
I like to buy my seasonings in bulk to save money as well and I almost always have the spices needed in my pantry to handle almost any combination or seasoning blend I want to make.
Homemade seasoning blends are much healthier than their store-bought counterparts! Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients on one of those little packets? A few things often included are thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, and my personal favorite – flavorings. Not things I particularly think taste good nor are they things I want to eat on a regular basis. You’ll find none of those hard-to-pronounce ingredients in your own homemade seasoning blends!
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Tips for Making Your Own Seasoning Blends
Here are a few tips for making your own seasoning blends:
Use mason jars to store your spice blends in and keep them in a cool, dark place. They will last up to 10 months if stored properly! I love these tiny mason jars for storing my homemade seasoning blends.
Experiment with different combinations and flavors! For example, if the blend calls for cayenne or red pepper flakes, feel free to omit them to make a milder spice blend or increase for a little more heat!
Homemade Spice Mixes
I love making my own spice blends! Not only is it more economical but it's so much healthier without the additives and preservatives found in store-bought mixes! Try these mixes today!
This homemade Greek Seasoning Blend is a wonderful addition to your kitchen spice cabinet! Mix up a jar to use in all your favorite Greek and Mediterranean-inspired recipes, from delicious roasted vegetables, to perfectly seasoned chicken and lamb, to tasty salad dressing and marinades!
Most of your meals are going to be a little bit better when you include this Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning in them! Once you learn how to make this ranch dip mix DIY, you will never want to buy store-bought again. It goes great with salads, on potatoes, or to dip your favorite veggies in.
Making your own popcorn seasoning is a snap, and this seasoning is a great way to add zip to an old standby. This Sour Cream and Onion Popcorn Seasoning is easy to make, and it gives your popcorn a delicious savory flavor. It’s perfect for movie night or any time you’re in the mood for some tasty popcorn.
If you’ve never tried dill as a dry seasoning before, now is the time to get acquainted with this fantastic Best Dry Dill Seasoning Recipe. Known for its ability to enhance the flavor of other foods, dill has been used almost universally as a moist herb in most kitchens.
Homemade Italian seasoning substitute is a mix of quintessential Italian flavors. Simply mix our recommended spices together to add flavor to your recipe!
Can I use store-bought spices to make my own seasoning blends?
Yes, you can use store-bought spices to make your own seasoning blends.
How long do homemade seasoning blends last?
Homemade seasoning blends can last for several months if they are stored properly. To store your seasoning blends, place them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
Can I use homemade spices mixes in place of store-bought seasonings?
Yes, you can use homemade seasoning blends in place of store-bought seasonings. However, you may need to adjust the amount of seasoning that you use. Homemade seasoning blends are often more flavorful than store-bought seasonings, so you may need to use less.
These DIY seasoning blends will enhance your cooking from main dishes to desserts! I hope you found the perfect seasoning blend or two to add that extra something special to your next dish!