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Kid-Friendly Taco Seasoning

  • Author: Agnieszka
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


Homemade Mild Taco Seasoning is an easy and flavorful spice blend that comes together in less than 5 minutes. It's a great, clean spice mix that can be used in tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas and other Mexican inspired recipes - the possibilities are endless.



2 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp oregano
¼ tsp cayenne


  1. Place all 8 ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.
  2. Transfer to an airtight container or spice jar and store in a cool dark place for up to a year.



The amount of cayenne pepper will depend on your preferences. Since I have a toddler and young kids, I only use about 1/4 teaspoon because the kids are not fond of spicy foods. However, feel free to increase the amount to 1/2 teaspoon or more if you're into heat in your Mexican dishes.

Use good quality chili powder, preferably fresh and organic. A good indication of chili powder's quality is color - brighter red usually means it is fresh and tastes great.

Homemade taco seasoning's flavor is more intense than the store bought kind so use less than you typically would. A store bought taco packet contains 2 tablespoons of spices, so for 1 lb of ground meat, start with 1 tablespoon of the DIY seasoning.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: kitchen basics
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: taco seasoning, DIY taco seasoning, homemade taco seasoning, kid-friendly taco seasoning