Jambalaya Mix Recipe - Recreate and Enjoy the
Traditional Flavours of Louisiana Cuisine

If you've got a jambalaya recipe to make you're going to need a homemade jambalaya mix! And the recipe below is the perfect blend of herbs and spices that will allow you to recreate the authentic flavours of Louisiana Creole cuisine. You can also add it to traditional Creole dishes like gumbos, crawfish bisque and the classic rice and gravy. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Note: I use whole peppercorns and celery seeds in this blend. However, if you don't have them to hand, just use pre-ground powders and reduce the amounts by half. So for 2 teaspoons of peppercorns you would use 1 teaspoon of ground pepper etc. Do likewise with the celery seeds.

Homemade Jambalaya Mix

 What You'll Need: (makes about 11-12 tablespoons)

4 tbsp paprika 
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
2-3 tsp chili powder (hot or mild)
2 tsp black peppercorns
2-3 tsp sea salt
2 tsp celery seeds
6-8  dried bay leaves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Crumble the bay leaves
  • Grind the leaves with the salt, celery and peppercorns
  • Add to a bowl
  • Add the cayenne, paprika, chili, onion and garlic powders
  • Crumble in the thyme and parsley. Stir again

Store your jambalaya spice mix in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making a fresh amount.

Image Links to a Few Seasonings and Mixes You May Enjoy

Xawaash - The Traditional
Seasoning Enjoyed in
Somalian Cooking

Creole Seasoning -
Capture the Unique
Taste of Louisiana

A Collection of Blends
For Fabulous Home
Cooked Meals

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