Spice mixes are dinner savers
Homemade seasoning blends like this all purpose seasoning can help you get dinner on the table while keeping it quick, healthy, and interesting. You can have several different blends on hand, for use on any occasion. I always do.
Mix up a batch of this everyday seasoning blend and keep it in your pantry to spice up your dinner prep. This seasoning mix is made with a blend of a few common spices, nothing too crazy.
This mix is definitely one you'll want to keep on hand because you can use it in so many different ways. I've sprinkled this on my Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables, on baked chicken breasts, in a burger mixture, and in a bread crumb mix for chicken strips. This mix would be good on a grilled steak or shrimp also and it's great on roasted potatoes.
What spices are in an all purpose spice mix?
This everyday seasoning is a mix of onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, dried parsley, and ground black pepper.
I've kept this spice mix simple because it doesn't take much time to make and is so versatile. This recipe is different from my other mixes, which are somewhat specific like my Italian mix, Greek mix, Taco mix, and Southwest mix. Those all target a specific flavor idea where this one is perfect for every day.
What about salt?
I don't add salt to my seasoning mixes, because I like to control the salt for each dish, regardless of how much seasoning I want to use in that dish.
More homemade seasonings
All Purpose Seasoning
- Mix all spices together and store in a container with a lid.
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How do you make a seasoning blend?
Mix dried spices together in a mixing bowl. Transfer to a container with a lid and store in a cool dark place for about 6 months to a year.
Tips and Tricks
- Double or triple the batch!
- Add your favorite spices in to switch it up a bit. You could add in a teaspoon of dried oregano. Use smoked paprika instead or add some red pepper flakes for a spicier seasoning mix.
You can use an all purpose seasoning on vegetables, potatoes, steak, chicken, shrimp, or burger mixtures.