Homemade All Purpose Seasoning Blend

All-Purpose Seasoning blend is a homemade blend of spices and dried herbs that you can sprinkle on meat, vegetables, and so much more!

jar of seasoning with a spoon in it

All Purpose Seasoning

This all-purpose spice blend is one of my go-to’s for in the kitchen. Plus, it takes just minutes to make. 

Consider giving this homemade spice blend a try and see how you like it.  You might find this spice and herb blend is a gold star winner in cooking up dishes. 

Salt, pepper, garlic, onion, red pepper, cumin, parsley, basil, and more are mixed into this colorful and flavorful spice mix.

Please store it in a sealed jar and reach for it every time you want to add some nice flavor to potatoes, veggies, pork, chicken, beef, and more. 

Is All Purpose Seasoning spicy?

Since you use a bit of crushed red peppers, you will find this mixture has a little bit of spice. If you prefer a more mellow flavor, leave the pepper flakes out.

You will still get tons of flavor, and it won’t have a warm tone of heat to it, as it would with the red pepper flakes.

If you like this spice mix, try my Mild Taco Seasoning, Corned Beef Spices, and this Italian Seasoning.

ingredients for seasoning

What makes up All-Purpose Seasoning?

  • Garlic and Onion Powder 
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • Dried Thyme 
  • Coriander 
  • Rosemary 
  • Crushed Red Pepper 
  • Cumin 
  • Dried Basil and Parsley 

The measurements for this spice blend are in the recipe card below.

You can reach for simply organic spices or your favorite brands. Quality spices will really enhance the flavor profile of this blend.

spices pouring into a bowl

How to make it

  1. In a small bowl combine all the spices together.
  2. Whisk until evenly mixed. Taste and add salt and black pepper if desired.
  3. Transfer and store in airtight container of your choice

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

What is the best All Purpose Seasoning?

Personally, this all-purpose seasoning here is one of my absolute favorites to buy. I also love the Season salt seasoning mix you can buy in the store. Full of herbs and spices that work together to season a variety of foods. 

But, lately, I have been making a lot of this spice blend and then putting it in a jar and keeping it in my spice cabinet within hands reach of the stove. 

Is it the same as Allspice?

Allspice and all-purpose seasoning are not the same things. Allspice is made from dried berries and is most generally used in baking, making drinks in the kitchen.

This all-purpose seasoning means you can use it for all things in the kitchen when cooking.

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bowl of spices being mixed with a whisk

Ways to use it

  • Sprinkle on french fries 
  • Seasoning burgers for grilling 
  • Top chicken for any recipe or even a casserole 
  • Use on pork or a nice roast
  • Sprinkle on roasted or steamed vegetables 
  • Season breading to deep fry or air fry foods

Watching your salt intake?

If you are watching your salt intake, you can omit the salt for a salt-free seasoning to use in your kitchen. It will taste just as good and still do awesome at seasoning recipes. I prefer to use Kosher salt because it gives a nice salty flavor with less sodium!

jars of spices

How to store House Seasoning

Pour your seasoning mixture into a glass sealed jar or even plastic. Place in a dry place, I tend to stick in my spice cabinet. Then when you are ready to use it, shake it and enjoy. 

The spice blend can last up to a year before going bad. The biggest thing is to watch all the expiration dates of the ingredients used.

If one is set to expire soon, it will become your expiration date for the spice mixture.

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jar of seasoning with text "so many uses"

This all purpose seasoning recipe is perfect on baked chicken, roasted vegetables, or in a salad dressing. You won’t believe the flavor it adds to plain chicken breasts!

small jar of spices

All Purpose Seasoning

All-Purpose Seasoning is a homemade seasoning blend of spices that you can sprinkle on meat, vegetables, and so much more!
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Course: Kitchen Basics
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 13kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart


  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Combine all spices in a medium sized bowl.
  • Whisk to completely combine.
  • Store until ready to use.


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Serving: 2teaspoons | Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 909mg | Fiber: 1g

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