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Home. Made. Old Bay Seasoning Mix

Making your own mixes is all about saving money, feeding your family healthier meals, and adding fabulous flavor to meals. This recipe is no exception; it's very simple to make, much less expensive than commercial salt-free seasoning mixes and can be adjusted to your taste.

This mix will keep about 6 months stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Remember to never store spices near the stove, because the heat makes them lose potency more quickly, and store them in the dark, since sunlight, especially direct sunlight, can affect the flavor as well.

And make sure to label any spice or seasoning mix, or any homemade mix for that matter, with the name of the mix, the date it was made, and the date it should be discarded. These mixes can all look alike when several are stored together!


1 tablespoon ground dried bay leaves

2 teaspoons celery salt

1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard

1-1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika

1 teaspoon ground celery seeds

1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves