Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe (You'll Want to Use on Everything) - Dr. Axe

Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe (You’ll Want to Put on More Than Just Tacos)

Taco seasoning mix recipe - Dr. Axe

Have you ever looked for a ready-to-go taco seasoning at the store? Even at some healthier grocery stores, I’ve found that it’s hard to find an ideal taco seasoning. All that you really need for a good taco seasoning is some spices and a little sea salt, but many companies add in unnecessary and outright unhealthy ingredients. That’s why I highly recommend creating this simple yet tasty taco seasoning mix recipe.

Making this homemade taco seasoning mix recipe is the perfect way to get exactly what you want and need! Are you looking for a fish taco seasoning mix recipe? You can use this delicious recipe for fish tacos, chicken enchiladas, steak fajitas … the list goes on and on! I even love to throw this taco seasoning mix into scrambled eggs to majorly up the flavor factor. Plus, spices are known for being loaded with health-promoting antioxidants.

Why Make Your Own Taco Seasoning?

There are a lot variations when it comes to taco seasoning mix recipes. The ingredients can really depend on the spices you like (or don’t like) and exactly what dish you’re going to be using the taco seasoning on.

There are so many great reasons to make homemade taco seasoning. First off, you can have complete control over what goes into the mix. Pre-packaged mixes often have unwanted ingredients such as sugar and “natural flavor,” as well other questionable additives and preservatives. There’s no need for any of this in a good taco seasoning! Why not keep it simple?

Taco seasoning mix recipe ingredients - Dr. Axe

Another awesome aspect of making taco seasoning at home is that you can make it more or less spicy according to your heat tolerance. If you want to make this taco seasoning on the spicy side, simply include some cayenne pepper.


This is a dry taco seasoning mix recipe so you can make it in large quantities and put it away for later. It can last for months in an airtight container stored in a cool, dry place. Then you’ll have a clean (no unnecessary junk!) and delicious taco seasoning ready to go anytime you need it. It’s really that simple.

Nutrition Facts

A typical serving size of dry taco seasoning is two teaspoons. This recipe makes approximately 36 teaspoons of mix, so one serving of this recipe contains about: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

  • 2 calories
  • 0.1 grams protein
  • 0 grams fat
  • 0.5 grams carbohydrate
  • 0 grams fiber
  • 0 grams sugars
  • 187 milligrams sodium
  • 5,139 IUs vitamin A (over 100 percent DV)
  • 137 milligrams iron (over 100 percent DV)

How to Make Taco Seasoning Mix

Talk about an easy taco seasoning mix recipe; This recipe only takes five minutes or less to make. You simply combine the dried spices and sea salt and mix them around. Just like that, you’re done.

This seven-ingredient taco seasoning mix is likely going to be one you come back to again and again. Not only is it easy, but it’s so, so tasty!

Taco seasoning mix recipe step 1 - Dr. Axe

First, add the cumin to a small bowl followed by the smoked paprika.

Taco seasoning mix recipe step 2 - Dr. Axe

Next, you can add the chili powder (ingredient order does not matter at all though).

Taco seasoning mix recipe step 3 - Dr. Axe

The onion powder joins the spices …

Taco seasoning mix recipe step 4 - Dr. Axe

followed by the garlic powder.

Taco seasoning mix recipe step 5 - Dr. Axe

Add the chipotle powder.

Taco seasoning mix recipe step 6 - Dr. Axe

Last but not least, the sea salt.

Taco seasoning mix recipe step 7 - Dr. Axe

Now all of the ingredients are in the bowl, and there’s only one more thing to do.

Taco seasoning mix recipe step 8 - Dr. Axe

Mix until well-combined.

Taco seasoning mix recipe - Dr. Axe

Use this seasoning in your favorite recipes and save the rest for later in an airtight container.

Taco seasoning mix recipe - Dr. Axe

While this recipe most definitely goes well in your tacos, don’t let the name limit how you use this tasty spice combo. Like I mentioned before, the possibilities are endless with this one.

Taco seasoning mix recipe - Dr. Axe



Taco seasoning mix recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

5 minutes


Makes ¾ cup, or 18 servings


  • ½ cup cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix well. Store any leftover seasoning in an airtight container.

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  1. Karen Anderson on

    All but 1 (Chipotle Powder) ingredient in your recipe, do we always keep as staples on our spice rack. Thank you for sharing this tweak in your taco seasoning recipe Dr Axe, it’s incredible!

  2. Cindy on

    I’ll have to try your recipe! It looks good! Here is the one I have been using for a few years now. We don’t need sugar or any of the other ingredients listed on the package of store bought mixes! I read ingredients on everything these days and usually put them back on the shelf, sigh, and go home to make my own! Especially with tortilla shells! I make my own Fajita seasoning, all season blend, poultry seasoning, and all salad dressings. No preservatives here!!!

    Yield: 3 Tbs. = 1 – 4 oz. Pkg.

    1 Tbs. Chili Powder
    2 tsp. Onion Powder
    1 tsp. each:
    Ground Cumin
    Garlic Powder
    Powdered Oregano
    ½ tsp. Sea Salt

    I usually make a larger batch…

    Yield: 12 Tbs.
    ½ c. + 1 Tbs. Chili Powder
    6 Tbs. Onion Powder
    3 Tbs. each:
    Ground Cumin
    Garlic Powder
    Powdered Oregano
    4½ tsp. Sea Salt


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