Virginia Willis’ Homemade Creole Seasoning

Southern Kitchen
Virginia Willis’ Homemade Creole Seasoning

Serves: Makes about 1 cup

Hands On Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


1/3 cup cayenne pepper 

1/4 cup coarse kosher salt 

1/4 cup ground white pepper

3 tablespoons dried thyme 

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons dried sage

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder


Combine all of the ingredients in a small airtight container or mason jar. Stir to combine. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months. 

About the recipe

Many store-bought Creole seasonings are mostly salt, sometimes with added chemical preservatives and anti-caking agents. This simple seasoning blend from Virginia Willis is a mixture of salt, pepper, and dried herbs and spices. How’s this for anti-caking: shake the jar!