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Easy Homemade & Healthy Taco Seasoning

It’s easy to make healthy taco seasoning. In fact, you probably have most of the spices in your kitchen already! Make a batch of DIY taco mix for easy and tasty taco meat every time.

I love this easy healthy taco seasoning recipe. It’s made simply with spices you probably have hanging out in your spice cabinet.

I consider it a cousin to the equally delicious fajita seasoning in my pantry.

Plus, DIY taco seasoning seasoning is gluten-free, paleo, and tastes 100 percent better than store bought packets. It also costs less than the store bought taco seasoning packets and it’s better for you, too!

Can I share a secret?

Tacos and I – we have have a thing goin’ on. Beef tacos are one of my favorite weeknight and weekend meals. We don’t wait for Taco Tuesday here in our household.

Tacos all day, every day!!! Tacos are quick, versatile, and generally picky eater approved because you can customize them however you like.

Tip: Cook double and freeze the extras for an easy grab and heat meal.

easy taco meat

Now, there’s nothing wrong with the little taco seasoning packets you buy at the store in a pinch. But if you’ve read the labels you’ll see there’s some ingredients in the packet that you won’t find in a home kitchen.

Maltodextrin (huh?), silicone dioxide, and “natural” flavoring, whatever that may mean.

Anyway, chances are you already have everything you need to make a batch of your own homemade taco seasoning!

Check your pantry for the following. Go ahead, I’ll wait…..


How to Make Healthy Taco Seasoning

Chili powder, garlic and onion powder, crushed red pepper (or not, depending on how hot you like it), oregano, paprika, cumin and good old salt and pepper.

You can omit the salt if you’d like to make no salt taco seasoning.

How many did you have?

You just mix up a batch and stir (or shake) to combine. I like to store our taco seasoning in a mason jar with a screw on lid.

If you have kids old enough to measure, this is the perfect time to put them to work. They can help you measure and make the taco mix. Someday they’ll thank you for teaching them this survival skill 😉

How to use healthy taco seasoning in a recipe

Generally, you can use 1-2 tablespoons per pound of meat along with 1/4 cup of water. This taco seasoning is also great on chicken tacos and fish tacos!

This is by far one of the favorite dishes I own! 😉

Healthy Taco Toppings

As I mentioned, the options to customize tacos are endless! Some of my favorites include:

  • Salsa
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Lettuce
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Cilantro
  • Mango Salsa

Other healthy recipes to serve with your tacos:

Do you love tacos as much as I do? Grab your Taco Bar Checklist so you can play your own taco bar party!

made with love, Deanne
Yield: 14 servings

Healthy Taco Seasoning

easy homemade taco seasoning

It's easy to make homemade taco seasoning. In fact, you may have most of the spices in your kitchen already! Make a batch of this instead of a taco seasoning packet for easy taco meat every time.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight jar or container.
  2. Add 1-2 Tablespoons seasoning with 1/4 cup water to one pound browned meat as you would with regular taco seasoning.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 1003mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g


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