Homemade Creole Seasoning (sugar free, Low carb, Keto)

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This simple recipe for creole seasoning tastes better than storebought and has cleaner ingredients. It’s sugar-free and low-carb and contains no fillers. It’s the key ingredient in Southern Keto Gumbo!

a jar and a measuring spoon containing  homemade creole seasoning.

If you want to add bold flavors to your dishes, homemade creole seasoning is an excellent addition to your spice cabinet. Commonly used in Cajun cooking, creole seasoning is a blend of spices that can elevate any dish with its unique flavor profile. For example, I use this creole seasoning in my popular Southern Keto Gumbo recipe. Unfortunately, most store-bought creole seasoning blends contain added sugars, making it difficult for those living a keto lifestyle. But the good thing is that you can make your own homemade creole seasoning that is both sugar-free and keto-friendly.

Why you’ll love this recipe

The best part about making your homemade creole seasoning mix is having complete control over the ingredients. You can adjust the spice level to your liking and use only your preferred spices. Also, making your creole seasoning allows you to avoid added sugars and other unnecessary ingredients in store-bought blends. With just a few everyday ingredients from your spice cupboard, you can create a seasoning mix that’s bursting with the classic tastes of cajun cooking.




Black pepper

Onion powder

Dried ground oregano

Cayenne pepper – You can increase or decrease the cayenne to suit your taste.

How to make creole seasoning

Add all the spices to the bowl or mason jar.

Stir or shake everything together until well combined.

Storage Instructions

By storing your homemade Creole seasoning properly, you can ensure it stays fresh and flavorful for as long as possible.

Store your creole seasoning in an air-tight container to keep it fresh and flavorful. A small glass jar with a tight-fitting lid or a plastic container with a snap-on lid works well.

Keep it in a cool, dark, dry place like a pantry or spice cabinet. Exposure to light and heat can cause the spices to lose their flavor more quickly.

Date and Label – To keep track of the freshness of your creole seasoning mix, be sure to label the container with the date you made the seasoning. Spice mixes can lose their potency over time, so it’s best to use your seasoning within six months to a year.

Frequently asked questions

Is homemade creole seasoning healthier than store-bought?

Yes, making your own creole seasoning is generally healthier than store-bought versions, as it contains no potato starch, preservatives or artificial ingredients.

Can I make a large batch of creole seasoning and store it for later?

Yes! You’ll love it so much that you’ll want to double or triple this recipe to always have it on hand!

Can I adjust the spice level of my creole seasoning?

Yes, you can adjust the spice level to the taste of your creole seasoning by adding more or less cayenne pepper. Taste the seasoning as you go and adjust accordingly.

If you love down-home southern cooking, Check out my Southern Keto cookbooks! I’ve written 3 cookbooks that have over 300 fabulous recipes in them. As always, they use easy-to-find ingredients.

a jar and a measuring spoon containing homemade creole seasoning.

Homemade Creole Seasoning (sugar-free, low carb, keto)

This simple recipe for creole seasoning tastes better than storebought and has cleaner ingredients. It's sugar-free and low-carb and contains no fillers. It's the key ingredient in my Southern Keto Gumbo!
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Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: cajun, Creole
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 81kcal


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne


  • In a small bowl, stir the ingredients together until well combined. Store in an airtight container or glass jar with a lid. Shake before use.


Net carbs 8.7
Nutritional information is for the entire recipe.
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Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.9g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 9.2g

Disclaimer: Nutritional information is included as a courtesy and is calculated to the best of my ability, using my preferred brands. I recommend calculation your own macros, as they can widely vary depending on the brands of ingredients you use.

Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
Read more about Natasha here.

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