It’s always Taco Tuesday in our house, especially as a gluten-free family. Tacos are an easy go-to meal when you’re looking for something gluten-free that most of the family will like. You can also eat them as nachos, tacos, sweet peppers, enchiladas, etc. You’ve got options. Something that you will quickly find, though, is the need for a gluten-free taco seasoning.

Are All Taco Seasonings Gluten-Free?

When grocery shopping, it’s easy to grab the first taco seasoning packet and toss it in your cart. However, now that you are on a gluten-free diet, you need to pay closer attention when making your grocery list.

Many taco seasonings are not gluten-free due to fillers added along with the spices. Gluten is often used as a thickening agent, so it’s common to see it in pre-made seasoning packets.

There are gluten-free taco seasonings; as usual, you will need to read the ingredients and look for the certified gluten-free label.

Making Homemade Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning

While we could buy taco seasoning, I prefer to make it at home for various reasons.

Once we started making it at home, there was no going back. The amount of salt in a standard packet of taco seasoning becomes very noticeable when you don’t eat it often.

We also found that making homemade taco seasoning meant more control over the flavor. Extra spice could be added or tamed down depending on who was eating it.

Instead of keeping you guessing, I’m sharing my homemade gluten-free taco seasoning recipe with you below. This is a mild spice seasoning. If you want it spicer, increase the chili powder by 1 tsp.

Grab the recipe and add it to your meal plan for next week!

Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning

A mild homemade gluten-free taco seasoning. Use as much or as little as needed to spice up your tacos. This recipe is meant to cover 3 lbs of taco meat. However, you don't have to use it all at once. Store it in an airtight container to use the next time you make tacos.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 lbs


  • 3/4 tbsp chili powder (Add 1 tsp extra for spicy tacos)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp oregano


  • Add all spices to a container and mix together.
  • Use about 1/3 of the seasoning on 1lb meat of your choice.
  • Seal the remaining seasoning for the next use.
Keyword gluten-free, gluten-free taco seasoning, seasonings, spices, taco tuesday

Building Your Meal Plan

Having a gluten-free meal plan is key to staying on track with your gluten-free lifestyle. Taco Tuesday is quick meal that everybody loves. To learn more about gluten-free meal planning, check out our eBook Going Gluten-Free: Building Your Meal Plan. Inside we will teach you everything you need to know about meal planning and prepping for your new gluten-free diet.

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Kristin Longacre

Hey There, I’m Kristin, a gluten-free nutrition coach helping gluten-free families adjust to their new lifestyle.

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