Low sodium taco seasoning is a simple and delicious way to reduce your sodium intake while still enjoying taco night.
Whether you want to make healthier versions of your favorite Mexican dishes or just need great flavor in your everyday meals, you're in for a treat.
Tacos and I – we have have a thing goin’ on. We don’t wait for Taco Tuesday to grab taco shells here in our household either.
Why you'll love this recipe
It's a staple: Making your own seasoning is one of the best ways to control the sodium content in your food, not to mention a great addition to your pantry. Similar to the delicious fajita seasoning, you probably have most of the spices in your kitchen already!
It’s easy to make your own taco seasoning and you'll have a big batch to use for several taco nights. We don’t shy away from leftover taco meat recipes to be made around here!!!
Better for you: DIY taco seasoning seasoning is gluten-free, low sodium, and tastes 100 percent better than store bought packets. It costs less than the store bought taco seasoning packets and it’s better for you, too!
It's time to open up your spice cabinet and remove basically all the yummy spices!
Exact measurements are in the recipe card below.
- chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, dried oregano, paprika, cumin
- Ground black pepper
If you have leftover chipotle chili powder from making chipotle mayonnaise this is the perfect time to put them to use. Same goes to that Mexican oregano hanging out in your spice cabinet!
How to Make Healthy Taco Seasoning
Remove the spices you need from your pantry, or shop for them at the grocery store.
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 taco seasoning in a recipe
Generally, you can use 1-2 tablespoons per pound of meat, plus ¼ cup of water, just as you would with store bought seasoning. This taco seasoning is perfect for all your favorite tacos like chicken tacos and baked fish tacos!
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Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
- ½ cup chili powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 1 Tablespoon black pepper
- To make: Combine all ingredients and mix together.
- Store in an airtight jar or container.
- To use: Add 1-2 Tablespoons seasoning with ¼ cup water to one pound cooked meat as you would with regular taco seasoning.