Homemade Seasoned Salt with Recipe Cards Attached ~ Homemade Gifts for Under $5

Homemade Seasoned Salt is a recipe I’ve had on my list to try to recreate for several months. What better time than now while we’re thinking about inexpensive gifts!

Homemade Gifts for Less Than $5

What’s fun is that not only did I come up with a very easy and MSG free way to make this seasoing (similar to Lawry’s), I also came up with ideas for delicious ways to use it in new yummy recipes. Now we can mix up some Seasoned Salt for gift purposes, as well as print off cute recipe cards so our recipients will have fun ideas for cooking with their gift. Package it all up together and it will be a hit!

Homemade Seasoned Salt Shaker Gift

Homemade Seasoned Salt

Homemade Seasoned Salt with Recipe Cards Attached ~ Homemade Gifts for Under $5
  • ½ cup sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons sucanat
  • 1½ Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
  • 1  teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  1. Mix all ingredients well.
  2. Funnel mixture into a salt shaker.
  3. This recipe makes about ⅔ cup of Seasoned Salt.

(I use Redmonds Sea Salt.) This seasoning is perfect for your French fries, for your burgers or steaks, for chicken – for adding a little pizzazz to just about any food. In addition, you’ll want to download these Seasoned Salt Recipes for tasty and easy ideas. Mixing this seasoning up to give as a gift? Print those recipe cards and include them in the package.

Look how pretty all the colors are before you mix them all together!

Homemade Seasoned Salt Recipe

I found the shaker jar for this at Wal-mart for 97¢. I’d look at the dollar store too for fun shaker variations at a low cost. The ingredients cost a minimal amount, making this gift delicious, fun, and inexpensive too!

More Homemade Gifts for Under $5 coming soon. This is too much fun!

Download Your Free Seasoned Salt Recipe Cards here.


  1. Kellie says

    I’ve been making your mac and cheese recipe for a while now and always substitute Lawrys for the sea salt. Now I can make my own seasoned salt to use! Thanks for the recipe!


  2. Alicia says

    What is the purpose of the corn starch?


    Mimi Reply:

    I am wondering this too as we have a corn allergy in our family. I wonder if it hurts to leave it out. I also would like to leave out the sucanat, I wonder if that would hurt it. I’d hate to change it so much it’s no longer tasty :-)


    lyss Reply:

    Just thought I’d chime in and say I make seasoned salt with almost all these same ingredients, minus the sugar and cornstarch. I guess I never thought to add sweetener. I like it without, so I’d say either way. As for cornstarch, I’m guessing that maybe arrowroot can be used? But I don’t have a problem with shaking the jar and perhaps occasionally stirring it if needed. : )
    Mine also called for dry mustard, but I never thought it made a difference when I left it out! I think I will try adding turmeric this time.


    Laura Reply:

    The cornstarch will keep the other ingredients from caking together – but you can certainly leave it out with no problem.

    As for the sucanat, I add that as the little bit of sweetness brings out the flavor of all the other spices. Leaving it out would be fine though. :)


  3. Karen says

    Laura ~ This idea is nothing short of BRILLIANT! And I just happen to have a large stock of Redmond’s salt on hand. This will make a perfect gift idea. Thank you also for the lovely recipe cards.


  4. Rebekah Walden says

    I love this idea. And I love all your spice mix and seasoning mixes. But I wish you had the seasoned salt recipe on a cute recipe card to attach to the salt.


  5. says

    I just thought I’d mention that you could alter this very easily to gift an assortment! Instead of regular paprika, make a batch with smoked paprika and label it “Smokey Seasoned Salt” and for someone who like hot things, you could add 1/2 a teaspoon of cayenne and call it “Hot Seasoned Salt”.

    I would love to get a 3-pack of homemade salts for Christmas!


  6. Mindy E says

    It was just pointed out to me recently to check the label on my Paprika. A lot of brands contain silicone dioxide which is the same thing that is in the little packets that are in with your shoes that says “do not eat”. YUCK! I found an organic brand that doesn’t use it :)


  7. Trudi says

    You almost make me feel guilty for enjoying the fruits of your labor . . . . ALMOST! ;) Thank you for this wonderful recipe Laura!!!!!


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