DIY Taco Seasoning

Make Taco Tuesday’s that much better with this easy DIY taco seasoning recipe.

We make tacos almost every week so it makes sense to only have taco seasoning in bulk around my house. 

A few years ago we were out of our trusty Ortega packets and googled what goes inside taco seasoning. To our surprise, we had all the ingredients on hand.

Combining a little bit from different parts of the internet, my husband has created what we believe to be  the perfect taco seasoning blend.

It’s so easy and can stay fresh in your pantry just like any other spice. 

Go ahead, make a batch and use it on your next Taco Tuesday recipe!

DIY Taco Seasoning


  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil


  1. combine all ingredients into a bowl; mix well.

  2. transfer spice mix to an airtight jar and store in a dry place.