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Slap Ya Mama Seasoning Recipe

What is Slap Ya Mama Seasoning?

Slap Ya Mama Seasoning is a brand of Cajun seasoning from Louisiana, United States. It’s known for its bold flavor and for adding a zesty kick to dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, seafood boils, and fried chicken.

The name “Slap Ya Mama” is a cheeky way of saying that the intense flavor will make you want to “slap ya mama” (please don’t do that). The spice blend has gained popularity among home cooks and chefs looking to add a Cajun twist and flavor to everyday meals.

Slap Ya Mama Seasoning Ingredients

  • Smoked Paprika: Paprika adds a mild, smoky, and slightly sweet flavor.
  • Seasoning Salt: Seasoning salt is an all-purpose blend of salt and other herbs and spices. When included in our Slap Ya Mama Seasoning recipe, it lends savory flavor and enhances the other spices.
  • Onion Powder: Onion powder gives the seasoning a savory and slightly sweet taste.
  • Garlic Powder: Garlic powder imparts a sweet and distinct garlicky flavor.
  • Cayenne Pepper: Cayenne pepper is responsible for the heat in Cajun seasoning. Adjust the amount according to your preference and tolerance for heat. It’s always a good idea to start with a smaller amount and gradually add more if desired.
  • Black Pepper: Black pepper provides a robust flavor that complements the other spices for a well-rounded blend.
  • Oregano: Include oregano in the spice blend for earthiness.
  • Thyme: Dried thyme modestly flavors the Cajun spice blend with an earthy sweetness.
  •  Red Pepper Flakes: Red chili flakes add an extra kick.

How to Make Our Slap Ya Mama Seasoning Recipe

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.

All of the spices for Slap Ya Mama Seasoning on a surface.

Step 2: Transfer the spice blend to an airtight container.

A close up of a jar of our homemade Slap Ya Mama Seasoning Recipe.

Expert Tips

  • Start with fresh spices – this makes all the difference since spices lose their flavor over time, especially ground spices. 
  • This Slap Ya Mama Seasoning recipe yields 1/2 cup. Make what you need for a particular meal, or double or triple the recipe for quick use later. 

If you enjoy this seasoning, try one of these Cajun recipes! 

Slap Ya Mama Seasoning Recipe in a glass jar with a spoon in it.

How to Use Slap Ya Mama Seasoning

Flavor your favorite meals with our homemade Cajun seasoning. Use it to generously season chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp before grilling, roasting, or sautéing. Add it to soups and stews. And it is a must-have for gumbo and seafood boils.

If that’s not enough ideas, use the Slap Ya Mama Seasoning recipe to provide a spicy twist to snacks like popcorn, roasted nuts, roasted chickpeas, or potato chips. You can also sprinkle it over appetizers like deviled eggs without vinegar.

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Storage: After combining the spices, store them in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. Store the container in a cool, dry place to preserve the flavor and aroma. The spice blend will stay fresh for 4-6 weeks. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What seasoning is in Slap Ya Mama?

The base ingredients for the Louisiana-based spice blend include cayenne, black pepper, garlic powder, salt, and paprika- everything else is extra!

What is a substitute for slap ya mama seasoning?

You can’t beat a homemade seasoning like this one but Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning is a great alternative.

Where to buy Slap Ya Mama Seasoning?

Since you’re searching for how to make a Slap Ya Mama Seasoning Recipe at home, chances are you’ve purchased and tasted the spice blend before. Nevertheless, this question comes up a lot.

You will find the Original Slap Ya Mama Seasoning in the spice aisle of any mainstream grocery store. However, if you prefer one of their variations, like the HotWhite Pepper, and Low Sodium Blend, your best option for purchasing a specific spice blend is to buy it online.

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Slap Ya Mama Seasoning Recipe in a glass jar.

Slap Ya Mama Seasoning Recipe

Tressa Jamil
Spice up your kitchen with this homemade Slap Ya Mama Seasoning recipe. Use the spice blend to flavor chicken, fish, pork, veggies, and snacks.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Spice Blends
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 17 kcal
Equipment
Ingredients
  
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • teaspoons onion powder
  • teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Instructions
 
  • Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Transfer the spice blend to an airtight container.
Notes
Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
Expert Tips:
  • Start with fresh spices – this makes all the difference since spices lose their flavor over time, especially ground spices. 
  • This Slap Ya Mama Seasoning recipe yields 1/2 cup. Make what you need for a particular meal, or double or triple the recipe for quick use later. 
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 17 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Protein: 1 g | Sodium: 1755 mg | Potassium: 96 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Vitamin A: 1239 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 26 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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Recipe Rating




Stephen Loizeaux

Monday 11th of March 2024

Slap ya Mama seasoning is hard to find, and has gotten to be crazy expensive. I will give this recipe a try and save some $

Tressa Jamil

Monday 11th of March 2024

Please come back and let me know what you think once you've made it.

Chuck

Friday 8th of December 2023

I keep a jar all the time use it for everything .

Tressa Jamil

Saturday 30th of December 2023

Same, and I double and triple the batch of the homemade Slap Ya Mama Seasoning so I don't run out! I am happy you love the recipe.

Christy

Sunday 17th of September 2023

I can't find this seasoning in stores where I live so this recipe is super helpful, thank you!

Tressa Jamil

Wednesday 20th of September 2023

Ooh, I cannot wait for you to try it. I love this Slap Ya Mama seasoning on everything from veggies to fish and poultry; it even works for comfort meals like jambalaya.

Laura

Saturday 16th of September 2023

Love love love a good spice mix!

Tressa Jamil

Saturday 16th of September 2023

Me too! I hope you enjoy it!

Natalie

Friday 15th of September 2023

I absolutely love seasoning recipes like this because then I know EXACTLY what is in the seasoning mix. I have a garlic allergy, so I’m planning to omit that. But, I’m sure it will be just as delicious. I’m planning to use them with a rib recipe I’ve been wanting to make.

Tressa Jamil

Friday 15th of September 2023

Our slap ya mama seasoning recipe works great as a rub for ribs; I recommend adding a bit of brown sugar or brown monk fruit so you still get that tasty caramelization.