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Whole30 Taco Seasoning {Paleo, Keto, Whole30}

An uber simple Whole30 Taco Seasoning made with spices you probably already have in your spice cupboard! Cut out the junk and make your own delicious taco seasoning that is keto-friendly, low-carb, and gluten-free. Save money and time and whip up a batch today!

a glass jar of homemade whole30 taco seasoning with a spoon

If you’ve ever found yourself asking “what’s in taco seasoning”, you might be surprised at the super-long list of ingredients on a packet! Most storebought taco packets are chock full of excess sodium, creepy additives, and chemicals that don’t belong anywhere near your tacos or homemade fajitas for family taco night.

Making your own is so easy and adaptable! Don’t like spice? Make sure you use a mild chili powder and leave out the chipotle powder.

Love spice and think food should burn a little (:fist bump:)? Add a bit of cayenne to the mix and rock on with your bad self.

Taco Tuesday is saved! People throw around the word “hero” pretty loosely these days, but I gotta say, that cape looks good on you.

What Ingredients are in Whole30 Taco Seasoning?

All good stuff. See below! 

spices on a board for making whole30 taco seasoning

The arrowroot powder is optional. Many storebought versions contain cornstarch or other thickeners to help the seasoning adhere to the meat and veggies. Arrowroot powder is a Whole30 compliant thickener that is also paleo-friendly.

Looking for other recipes to use arrowroot in? Check out Whole30 Beef Stew, Spicy Sweet Potato Fries, and Instant Pot Paleo Beef and Broccoli.

Need help tracking down Whole30 compliant groceries? Download my totally free Trader Joe’s Whole30 Shopping List and Whole30 Costco Shopping List. I have done all the work for you with checking ingredients and figuring out safe foods.

How to Use Keto Taco Seasoning

Make tacos. Doy. Our favorite recipe is these Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos. Super delicious and adaptable for the various taste in your families.

It can also be used for fajitas (try it on Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas), to season rice (if you eat it) or cauliflower rice. You can also use it as a seasoning for Air Fryer French Fries, Whole30 Potatoes – Skillet Fried Potatoes, or Spicy Sweet Potato Fries.

And if you’re a soup fan (aren’t we all??), use it to flavor up Instant Pot Tortilla Soup.

How Long Will Paleo Taco Seasoning Keep?

It will stay fresh in an air-tight container (I use a mason jar) for up to six months. It will lose some potency after that time but will still be safe to eat.

How Much Water Do I Add?

Personal preference – I don’t usually add any at all. But my husband is a fan of water or broth (related: how to make chicken bone broth) and so we’ll add about 2 tbsp to the meat when we add the seasoning.

Here’s How to Make It:

Add everything to a bowl or jar. Mix! And 1 tbsp per one pound of meat or veggies and you are good to go my friend.

Yep, that’s it.

Various seasonings for making whole30 taco seasoning in a wooden bowl

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Chili powder flavor and intensity can mean very different things throughout the world. In some countries, chili powder is what we would call cayenne pepper (which is very hot!). I used a mild chili powder in this recipe.
  • If you don’t have smoked paprika, you can use sweet (or regular) paprika. You won’t get the same smoky flavor, but you’ll still have a delicious mix.
  • Vegetarian or Vegan? Check out these Sheet pan Cauliflower Tacos With Halloumi and Black Beans. Not Whole30 or Paleo, but man they’re so good!
  • If you’re off-round, mix this seasoning with some cooked lentils for these Lentil Nachos.

A jar of paleo taco seasoning in a jar

More Whole30 Seasonings Like This

WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

Various seasonings for making whole30 taco seasoning in a wooden bowl
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Whole30 Taco Seasoning {Paleo, Keto, Whole30}

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
An uber simple Whole30 Taco Seasoning made with spices you already have in your spice cupboard! Cut out the junk and make your own.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a jar fitted with a lid and shake to combine.
  • Use 1 tbsp of seasoning per 1 pound of meat or veggies. Optional: add 2 tbsp - 1/4 cup of water or broth per pound of meat.

Notes

Chili powder flavor and intensity can mean very different things throughout the world. In some countries, chili powder is what we would call cayenne pepper (which is very hot!). I used mild chili powder in this recipe.
 
If you don't have smoked paprika, you can use sweet (or regular) paprika. You won't get the same smoky flavor, but you'll still have a delicious gluten-free taco seasoning.
Nutrition Facts
Whole30 Taco Seasoning {Paleo, Keto, Whole30}
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 22
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 150mg7%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 1215IU24%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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5 comments on “Whole30 Taco Seasoning {Paleo, Keto, Whole30}”

  1. Emma and I are planning to keep taco meat on had at all times. I considered looking on your site for a recipe, but went the lazy route and bought some pre-made stuff today (I also didn’t want a ton of half used spices that I’d need to re-home in a few months). But now that I see this post… I’ll be ordering all the spices next round of groceries.
    Thanks!

    • I bet Thrive has a great version too if you’re placing an order soon. Might save you from hauling multiple kinds of spices back and forth across the country! 🙂

  2. “Make tacos. Doy.” hahahahaha! laughing. This looks really great!
    On a 1 to 10 scale, about how spicy would you say this baseline recipe is?
    Thanks, M

    • My tastebuds have burned off over the years so I’m a terrible judge of “normal people” level of spicy. I use a very small amount when making tacos that the boys will be eating. And then I add hot sauce to mine. 🙂

  3. Thank you for this recipe! We are avoiding extra grocery store trips and I didn’t have enough seasoning to finish making dinner. Sustainable Cooks to the rescue! I will continue making this in the future!