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Fry Seasoning Recipe

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This fry seasoning will bring your fries from ordinary to WOW! It’s so tasty, you’re going to want to sprinkle it on everything!

Plate of seasoned french fries with cup of ketchup

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French Fry Seasoning

What do you put on french fries?

Are you a ketchup dipper? Or maybe you like to dip your fries in ranch dressing. I love to dip them in my chipotle mayo! No matter what you like to dip them in, you can add a whole new level of flavor when you use this french fry seasoning.

It’s a delicious all-purpose seasoning that will jazz up so many of the foods you enjoy!

And since you’re making it yourself, you get to control what goes in it. No MSG or chemical ingredients that you find in some of the seasoning blends from the store.

It’s so quick and easy, why not make a double or triple batch and store it for the year! With just 11 ingredients and 10 minutes, you can have this delicious seasoning blend to add to your spice cabinet.


Ingredients for fry seasoning
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Chili Powder
  • Basil
  • Cumin
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Black Pepper
  • Celery Seed

You can customize your homemade french fry seasoning by using your favorite herbs or spices, or by using more or less of any of the ingredients in this recipe.

Want a smoky flavor? Try substituting smoked paprika for the sweet paprika. Want a bit of spice? Add a bit of cayenne pepper.

How to make fry seasoning

You can make this homemade french fry seasoning in mere minutes. Just measure the ingredients and stir them together in a small bowl.

To make sure the grains of ingredients are all a similar size, and to better distribute the flavor of each ingredient, grind the ingredients in a coffee grinder or small blender. This finer texture also helps the seasonings to stick to your fries and other foods.

You control the salt level

This fry seasoning has a sodium level that is about 1/4 of the level of pure table salt, making this a lower sodium option for seasoning your fries and other foods.

If you are sensitive to sodium, feel free to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe. You can even omit the salt for a delicious salt-free seasoning.

How to store the fry seasoning

Jar of seasoning with plate of fries in background

Transfer the seasoning to a dry, air tight jar. A spice container with holes is helpful for shaking the seasoning on your foods. It will last on the counter or in the cupboard for several months.

Helpful tip: Be sure to keep the seasoning away from moisture. Exposure to a moist environment will cause the seasoning to clump together.

How to season fries

When should you put the seasoning on your fries? Well, it depends on how you cook them.

If you are deep frying your french fries (not recommended for a healthy plant based diet), then you would sprinkle the seasoning immediately after removing the fries from the fryer.

For healthy fries, I recommend baking them like my Homemade Baked French Fries, or cooking them in an air fryer like my Waffle Fries. Sprinkle the fries with the seasoning before placing them in the oven or air fryer.

Plate of seasoned french fries with cup of ketchup

Other uses for this seasoning

  • Sprinkle it on steamed or roasted vegetables
  • Add to soups or stews
  • Season slices or cubes of tofu
  • Sprinkle it on air popped popcorn
  • Add it to breading for onion rings or other breaded food
  • Sprinkle it on your veggie burgers

Gift idea

This homemade seasoning salt would also make a great gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, or other occasions. Find a cute jar or spice bottle. Print a label, if you like, and tie a ribbon around it. Perfect for anyone who likes to cook!

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Jar of seasoning with plate of fries in background

Fry Seasoning Recipe

Teresa Sklenicka
This fry seasoning will bring your fries from ordinary to WOW! It's so tasty, you're going to want to sprinkle it on everything! It can also be used to liven up your veggies, tofu, rice dishes, and more!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 2.4 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons paprika
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon celery seed


  • Combine all ingredients. Grind them to a fine powder in a coffee grinder or small blender.
  • Sprinkle on your oil free fries before baking, or use to add flavor to veggies, bowls, sandwiches, and more!


Calories: 2.4kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSodium: 297.6mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 130.15IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 2.21mgIron: 0.12mg
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Nutrition calculations are approximate.

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By on April 11th, 2021

About Teresa Sklenicka

I love creating tasty, oil-free, vegan recipes that everyone will love (even non-vegans)! Here you'll find vegan versions of your favorite comfort foods, as well as some new tastes! Join me on a path to improving your health, helping the planet, and saving animals.

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