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Homemade Seasoned Salt Spice Mix

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This homemade seasoned salt spice mix is so easy to make. I already have all the spices in my pantry. Since this is a spice mix, I use all the time, it just makes sense that I share this recipe with you.

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Homemade Seasoned Salt Spice Mix
Homemade Seasoned Salt Spice Mix

Seasoned Salt is a kitchen staple in many homes (including mine). It is so versatile that it can be used on meat, fish, vegetables, soups, stews, roasting, or marinades. Families have been enjoying this spice blend for decades.

Homemade Spice Mixes in Shakers
Homemade Spice Mixes in Shakers

Researching Spice Mixes Online

If you do some research online for seasoned spice mixes, you will quickly see that the ingredients are not the same. Some have pepper in the mix, while others have marjoram and thyme. While this can be excellent additions, I just am not sure that it is in the original Lawry’s Seasoned Salt that our family loves so much.

Spice Mix Ingredients on Spoons
Spice Mix Ingredients on Spoons

Reading the Seasoned Salt Label

When you read the label on the container of the seasoned salt,  it states that it contains salt, sugar, spices (including paprika and turmeric), onion, corn starch, garlic, natural flavor, and extractives of paprika. Therefore, it makes sense that when I try to duplicate this flavorful salt spice mix that I use those ingredients.

Why Add Corn Starch to the Seasoned Salt Mix?

Often, I notice that people overlook adding the corn starch. That is in this recipe to keep the ingredients from caking together. Since there is sugar in this spice mix, it will tend to clump together. The corn starch is the fix for that.

A Spice Used for Years

According to McCormick, seasoned salt has been around for decades. Did you know that Seasoned Salt was developed in the 1930s and it was first developed to season steaks? I can believe that because our family has been sprinkling this seasoning on our steaks for as long as I can remember. We just love the added flavor that is exactly right.

Steak Seasoning
Steak Seasoning

Uses for Seasoned Salt

We love this seasoned salt mix on all our meat such as steak, pork chops, chicken, or any cut of meat we happen to be frying. This is delicious in soups, stews, and casseroles. Here is how I fry my steaks.

Sprinkle a bit on your next broiled haddock. Wonderful flavors when dipped in butter it is just scrumptious.

Pan Fried Potatoes with Seasoned Salt
Pan Fried Potatoes with Seasoned Salt


When making potatoes in the oven this can be sprinkled on along with olive oil and pepper. Just delicious and simple.

Sprinkle this scrumptious seasoning on freshly fried French fries or hash browns.

Have you ever thought about using seasoned salt to rim the glass edge for a margarita? Delicious combination.

Adjust Spice Mix Ingredients

One of the nice things about making your own spice mixes at home is the ability to adjust the amounts of the seasonings to suit your taste. You could make this sweeter with more paprika or sugar. Alternatively, you could make this spicier by adding pepper or cayenne. Additionally, if you add smokey paprika, it will have a slightly smokey hint to the seasoning.

Our family enjoys this seasoned salt mix and uses it often.

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Homemade Seasoned Salt Spice Mix

This homemade seasoned salt spicemix is so easy to make. I already have all the spices in my pantry. Since thisis a spice mix, I use all the time, it just makes sense that I share thisrecipe with you.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spice, spice mix
Servings: 19 teaspoons
Calories: 5kcal


  • 5 Tablespoons Salt can be sea salt or any salt you prefer
  • 3 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Corn Starch


  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Store in air tight container.
    Seasoned Salt in Container

Your Own Private Notes


Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1836mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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