All-Around Seasoning Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


1-2/3 cups

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I always keep this all-purpose seasoning mixture on hand. It’s good on anything, especially grilled pork, chicken and vegetables. We've developed a taste for heat, and this does supply some. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas
All-Around Seasoning Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

All-Purpose Seasoning Tips

What is all-purpose seasoning?

Like the name suggests, an all-purpose seasoning mix is a go-to seasoning for meat, seafood, potatoes and rice dishes. Making your own seasoning mix allows you to add or subtract flavors or salt according to your preference or dietary needs.

What is the best all-purpose seasoning?

When a recipe calls for all-purpose seasoning or seasoned salt, cooks can confidently reach for Lawry’s when they don’t want to make their own.

What can I use all-purpose seasoning for?

Sprinkle your all-purpose seasoning mix on meat, seafood or potatoes before roasting or grilling to kick up the flavor. You can also toss your next bowl of fresh-popped popcorn with a half teaspoon of all-purpose seasoning to elevate a simple snack. When a recipe like Easy Seasoned Potato Wedges calls for all-purpose seasoning or seasoned salt, substitute your homemade mix.

Research contributed by Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

Nutrition Facts

1 teaspoon: 7 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.