Skinny Ms. Taco Seasoning

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Substitute store bought seasonings for this healthy taco seasoning!

We decided to create our own seasonings that have no added sodium, preservatives, or coloring, while adding tons of flavor to your favorite recipes. Try Skinny Ms. Taco Seasoning with our Soft Chicken Tacos, and other favorite recipes.

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5 from 1 vote

Skinny Ms. Taco Seasoning

With no unnecessary ingredients, this homemade taco seasoning is a great addition to your spice rack.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 teaspoon
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients and store in a glass jar with a lid, away from heat, light and moisture. Double recipe and have on hand for more recipes.


When purchasing dried herbs and spices always read the ingredients' label and make sure there is no added sodium or preservatives.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 0
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy

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    1. Ty, I use 1 tablespoon for a pound of ground meat. If using more than one pound, increase by 1 teaspoon for every additional pound.

  1. I use this taco seasoning fairly regularly (grilled sandwiches, soup, chicken, etc.), and it's really good, I make a triple batch and seal it in a mason jar with my Foodsaver. We're not sodium reduced, but we just don't use a lot of salt. This works great and is cheaper and has less 'stuff' in it than packaged taco seasoning.

  2. Am I suppose to toast the cumin seed and grind them or do I add them to the other ingredients whole? Thank you for posting!

    1. Calmag, You can use the ground cumin you buy in the store. To get a stronger cumin flavor, you can toast them in a dry skillet on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring the whole time, for about 3 minutes until just fragrant but not burnt. Then you would grind them in a spice/coffee grinder.

  3. I know this may sound dumb, but how do I use the seasoning? For example, using ground turkey do I add the seasoning and some water? If so, how much water is recommended?

    1. Your question is not dumb at all. 🙂 We add the seasoning after we brown the turkey with a little water. You can also add this seasoning to soups and stews before heating.

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