Make this restaurant-quality Low Carb Blackening Seasoning recipe in minutes right at home!

This bright, bold, savory, and a little bit sweet blend makes the best blackened seasoning you’ve ever tried! Did we mention it’s a sugar free recipe? Try it on everything from eggs to veggies, and popcorn to meat! This is one multi-purpose mix that you’ll reach for again and again.

Mixed Low Carb Blackening Seasoning with a fork

Low Carb Blackening Seasoning

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What is Blackened Seasoning?

  • The key to this amazing blend comes from ingredients that are probably already in the pantry! Best of all, you can tweak the amounts for your own personal taste.
  • Spice up a low-carb cheese dip like this Keto Cheese Sauce, or make your own version of barbecue chips by sprinkling blackened seasoning on Mozzarella Cheese Crisps. Add to your favorite steak, pork chop or burger recipe before grilling for restaurant-quality mains every time!

What’s In Blackening Seasoning

BASIC BLEND: Paprika (plain and smoked), cumin, Swerve brown sugar sweetener, salt, oregano, and a dash of garlic, onion, and chili powder make up the basic blend.

But the addition of other seasonings like red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper and lemon zest can definitely kick things up a bit! Create a signature blend that is unique and delish.

How To Make Blackened Seasoning

This yummy spice mix recipe is “one and done!”

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a container with a tight lid.

PRO TIP: Save washing that bowl and simply add all of the ingredients to a jar and give it a shake!

Spices in a bowl for Low Carb Blackening Seasoning

Where to Use Blackening Seasoning

Here are some starter recipes to practice using blackened seasoning on!

Baked Bone In Chicken Breast, Butterflied Chicken, or add it to a Salmon Filet Air Fryer Recipe, this tasty Easy Cajun Shrimp Recipe, or Blackened Mahi Mahi!

But don’t stop there! Add it to dips, dressings, or even a sandwich spread for something more interesting and flavorful!

Tips & Tricks

Add a pinch of cornstarch to the blackened seasoning mix. This keeps it from clumping and helps the seasoning adhere to any food it’s added to. Keep blackened seasoning in a cool, dry space like the pantry away from direct light. Write the date on the outside of the container or the lid as the blend is best used within 6 months.

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Low Carb Blackening Seasoning

This is the best blackening seasoning for family favorite, low carb recipes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Tablespoons
Author Holly



  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Swerve sweetener brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder


  • Combine all spices and brown sugar in a small bowl and mix together.
  • Store in an air tight container for up to 6 months.


  • Recipe makes approximately 2 Tablespoons. 1 serving is calculated at using 1 Tablespoon.
  • A touch of corn starch added to the spice mix will help it from clumping together when stored. It will also help the seasoning stick to the food it’s applied to. 
  • Store seasoning mix in a cool, dry and dark space. 
  • Label the container with the date and use within 6 months.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1155IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dressings, Dips or Sauces
Cuisine American

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  1. I have 2 questions: 1) What/where do the 6 carbs come from? 6 carbs in 2 tablespoons seems a lot. 2). Can plain erythritol be substituted for the Sweve?

    1. Hi Jocelyn, while the spices themselves don’t have a lot of carbs the carbs come mainly from the Swerve, there is 5g in one teaspoon. We have not tried this recipe with plain erythritol but would love to hear how it turns out for you.