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Cajun Seasoning Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 servings

In Chimacum, Washington, Joy Rackham uses this fiery blend to add spark to baked sweet potato wedges. Or try the spicy mixture on pork, chicken or beef for a boost of zippy flavor.


  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes or baking potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: about 1/4 cup.
  2. To prepare Cajun Potato Wedges: Cut each potato into eight wedges. In a large bowl, combine oil, hot pepper sauce and 2 tablespoons seasoning mix. Add potatoes; stir to coat evenly. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 15 minutes; turn. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until the potatoes are tender.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 132 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 894mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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