Easy Seasoned Salt

I love this homemade seasoned salt recipe. A jar of this easy seasoning sits next to the salt and pepper on my counter, and I use it for almost everything!

Homemade Seasoned Salt

I rely heavily on this seasoned salt when I’m at a loss for what to make for dinner. I generously scatter it over whatever meats or veggies I have in the fridge, and bam, we’ve got dinner.

This seasoned salt is a flavor powerhouse and adds a lovely color to whatever you add it to. I especially love it for this juicy skillet chicken or as a fry seasoning to make my favorite baked French fries!

Homemade Seasoned Salt

Key Ingredients

So what is in seasoned salt? Recipes vary, but my favorite blend combines the following 5 ingredients:

  • Salt: For the best flavor, I always use fine sea salt, like Redmond Real Salt or Celtic Sea Salt.
  • Pepper: Black pepper is my go-to for most dishes. While peppercorn blends are available, I typically stick with pure black peppercorns for their versatility and unmatched flavor.
  • Smoked Paprika: This is a staple in my kitchen. I love its smoky, rich flavor and vibrant color, which adds to this seasoning blend. I also use it to make my homemade chili powder.
  • Garlic Powder: Garlic powder is a must-have in my seasoning blends. It complements so many different dishes and makes things taste well seasoned.
  • Onion Powder: Like garlic powder, onion powder is incredibly versatile and enhances the taste of countless dishes. The two spices combine to make this an excellent all-purpose seasoning blend.

How to Make Seasoned Salt

Stir all the spices together, then keep the blend in your spice cabinet. I store this spice blend just as I do other spices. I add it to an airtight jar, then store it in a dry area of my kitchen. It lasts for months, although I usually use it before then.

Ingredients for Seasoned Salt

This seasoned salt is a fantastic all-purpose seasoning. I use it in a variety of meats and vegetables. Whenever salt is called for in a recipe, substitute it with this seasoned salt. You won’t regret it!

I use this seasoned salt for homemade French fries, sweet potato fries, roasted broccoli, roasted cabbage, baked pork chops, grilled chicken, and more! Use on shrimp, salmon, chicken, pork, and even homemade burgers!

For more homemade spice blends, see my Cajun seasoning, taco seasoning, and this umami packed mushroom seasoning.

Easy Seasoned Salt

  • PREP

Make a batch of our easy seasoned salt and use it on just about any savory dish that calls for salt. You only need five ingredients, and we bet you already have them in your spice cabinet!

Makes about 2 tablespoons

You Will Need

2 teaspoons fine sea salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder


    1Stir the salt, pepper, smoked paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder together.

    2Add to an airtight jar and store in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • The nutrition facts provided below are estimates.
Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1/2 teaspoon / Calories 3 / Total Fat 0g / Saturated Fat 0g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 388mg / Carbohydrate 0.6g / Dietary Fiber 0.2g / Total Sugars 0g / Protein 0.1g
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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  • Janice June 29, 2023, 5:44 pm

    Very tasty. I substitute the sea salt with smoked sea salt from Walmart and it was DELICIOUS! Great on everything – from eggs to veggies and meat. Thanks a lot.


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