All-Purpose Seasoning Blend

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Put those pantry spices to good use with this All-Purpose Seasoning Blend. It adds exceptional flavor to any dish from meats to vegetables.

a jar of all purpose seasoning

This All-Purpose Seasoning Blend will add so much flavor to your recipes. I use this blend for dishes like my Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Smoked Turkey Collard Greens. It can be used to enhance. the flavor of any savory dish.

What goes into all-purpose seasoning


Chicken bouillon cube
Garlic powder
Kosher salt
Onion powder
Mustard powder
Celery salt
Parsley flakes
Black pepper
White pepper
Cayenne pepper
Spice grinder or mortar and pestle
Glass jar with lid (affil link)
Measuring spoons

How to use all-purpose seasoning

spices before grinding

This recipe can be used to replace store-bough seasoning salt or to jazz up a recipe using just salt and a few common spices.It makes about one half cup of seasoning. That’s approximately 8-tablespoons or 24-teaspoons of spice mixture. Use equal amounts of this all purpose seasoning to replace the salt the recipe calls for.

Recipes to try out this spice blend

all purpose seasoning on a measuring spoon

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast
Classic Fried Chicken
Air Fryer Potatoes Wedges

The best method for making diy seasoning blend

spiced being ground

The best method for blending spices is to run them through an electric spice grinder or pound in a mortar and pestle. I find that my Nutribullet (affil link) does the job perfectly. By crushing the spices together, you create a cohesive blend with a consistent taste. Especially if you are fond of large salt crystals such as kosher or sea salt.

Helpful tips for making spice and storing seasoning blends

spices after grinding
  • Check those expiration dates; toss out the old seasonings and buy them fresh. When making a spice blend be sure to use fresh spices. While many dry spices have a very long shelf life, they don’t last forever.
  • Buy some of your favorite spices to make large batches of multiple blends. Seasoning blends make great gifts.
  • Make sure to get your spices from a reputable source. Avoid bulk spice bins if possible. Try to get prepackaged whenever possible.
  • Store spices in an airtight jar with a secure lid (affil link) with proper labeling. The name of the spice and the date it was made is sufficient.
  • Spices have a longer shelf life if stored in a dark cool place. This recipe can be stored in the pantry away from heat.


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all purpose seasoning on a measuring spoon
5 from 2 votes

All-Purpose Seasoning Blend

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Put those pantry spices to good use with this All-Purpose Seasoning Blend. It adds exceptional flavor to any dish from meats to vegetables.
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:10 mins


  • 4 chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp celery salt
  • 2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper more or less to taste


  • To make this blend, add all of the spices to a grinder and pulse until the salt granules are fully ground. Store in an airtight jar with a lid.


Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Spices
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade spice, spice
Servings: 24 teaspoons
Calories: 9kcal
Author: Ty


  1. 5 stars
    I’m not sure if you saw my comment posted yesterday but I asked if you wouldn’t mind sharing where do you purchase your seasonings, spices, and herbs? I’m currently building my pantry items in food and seasonings are definitely on that list of items. I was curious if there a couple of places or e-commerce sites that you have come across and could recommend?

    Thanks for your help and this recipe along some of the others on your site are ahhmazing!

    1. Sorry for the delayed response. Lately I’ve been purchasing my spices from Thrive Market and online specialty stores. I’ve changed my pantry to about 90% organic ingredients for personal health reasons. But before that, I liked Aldi’s and Trader Joe’s spices because they are economical with decent quality. I urge all to avoid spices with fillers that you come across in store like dollar tree.

      Thrive market offers organic spices at prices you can’t find in stores. Even if organic is not something you require, the price and quality cannot be beat by any store brand.

  2. Hey Lady

    I love this blend and the advice you give on purchasing and storing your spices. Can I ask where are some of the places that you purchase your spices?

    I’ve recently happily realized that I’m in this cooking season of life for the long haul! It’s fun and fascinating!!
    With that being said, I’m trying to build my pantry and staple items so spices and herbs are definitely and obviously on that list…lol

  3. I have a favorite all purpose seasoning that I just love and it is almost the same color as yours. In fact, yours seem to be the only one on the internet that’s not orange or reddish in color. So I plan on making your all purpose seasoning. But I have to use powdered bouillon because I don’t have any cubes. Hope that’s okay. I will come back and post my results. TFS sweetie!

  4. 5 stars
    I used this seasoning for a few of my thanksgiving dishes and they were a hit! Easy recipe to follow and such flavor for my food dishes

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