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Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

This low sodium taco seasoning will save Taco Tuesdays.  Seriously, you’re going to like the taste and simplicity while being low sodium to boot. I’ve made my own regular taco seasoning for quite a few years after one time being left without a packet in the pantry and mixed up my own. And Wow! I knew right then I would never go back to store package as the difference in taste was night and day. Converting it to low sodium at this point was practically trivial.


Sodium Total  22 mg  –  Sodium / Serving 22 mg   –   Calories / Serving  35
Base recipe = 2 Tbsp = 1 packet equivalent

No sodium taco spice ready to blend
No sodium taco spice ready to blend

Store bought packets are packed with a bunch of ingredients and fillers you can’t even pronounce. Many brands are loaded with 300 to 400 mg or more of sodium per serving which is generally 1/6 of the package or 2 teaspoons! So if you want tacos and need to watch your sodium levels, this is the only way to keep on munching their crunchy goodness.

Store brand taco seasoning mix label
Store brand taco seasoning mix label


This quick low sodium taco seasoning version will taste better and can save you a lot of time and money. It is well worth it to mix a big batch and store it in a small Mason jar or large used spice jar. Or you can just mix a 2 tablespoon size which is the equivalent of one taco seasoning mix packet. If you do make a large batch to have ready, make sure that you store it in an airtight jar or in a large empty spice jar to keep it fresh.


You can mix your taco seasoning with ground beef, shredded chicken, ground chicken, fajitas or even in a spicy omelet. This spice mix lends to any dish that needs a quick addition of Mexican flavor. Use it in place of the spices for my Low sodium southwestern beef tortilla wrap.

No sodium taco spice added to beef
No sodium taco spice added to beef


If you want the heat level for a milder taco seasoning, just leave out the red pepper flakes. Likewise if you like it on the hot side, add more red pepper flakes and/or cayenne.


There are commercial no salt chili powders available and if you find and use, it will bring the sodium content below 10 mg. But remember this serving (1 packet equivalent) of taco seasoning will be seasoning at least 4 servings of the meat you should decide to season it with. Commercial chili powders seem to vary but usually don’t contain a large amount of sodium. I use generic Kroger brand chili powder and according to the label has 10 mg sodium per 7 oz. bottle.

Low sodium taco spice ingredients
Low sodium taco spice ingredients
No Sodium taco spice in storage jar

Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

Author: Bill
This perfect low sodium taco seasoning mix makes the
BEST seasoning for tacos, burritos, fajitas and more with simple on hand spices!

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Spices
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 1 packet store bought
Calories 35 kcal


  • 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1/4 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Add all the spices to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine and remove any lumps.
  • Use immediately or store in a old spice jar or airtight container.


This should season 1 lb of ground beef.
There are commercial no salt chili powders available and if you find and use, it will bring the sodium content below 10 mg. But remember this serving of taco seasoning will be seasoning at least 4 servings of meat you decide to season it with.
Once you try this low sodium taco seasoning version….you’ll never miss the packet!
I’ve always liked making my own spice mix blends and no sodium adds a little more challenge to them. See my other low sodium homemade spice blends for inspiration!


Calories: 35kcal
Did you make this recipe?Leave a rating and let me know how it was!

Nutrition InformationThe information shown is provided by an online nutrition calculator. The provided information should not substitute for a doctors or nutritionist’s advice.

Whisk taco spice remove lumps and blend
Whisk taco spice to remove lumps and blend

As always, please let me know how you like this recipe in the comments! I get motivated when I hear from you and always interested to learn how you liked and served your low sodium taco seasoning. And please leave a comment or rating and share any tips you might have.

5 thoughts on “Low Sodium Taco Seasoning”

  1. This is great! So much better than the packets you buy from the store. Just enough heat and none of the chemical taste. I’ve made both beef and chicken tacos and the family loved them.

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious, will use this taco seasoning going forward! My husband loved it!

    • Thank you, B. One of my favorites too, so easy to make and better than a packet.

  3. How much water do you use to make regular tacos?

    Sorry for all caps. It won’t let me change it. Promis I’m not yelling

    • Hi Joe, It kinda depends on how much meat you are cooking. For a pound of ground beef I would start with about 2/3 cup of water. You can always add more or let any extra water steam off on medium heat, adjust either way to your desired consistency. This recipe equals a packet of taco spice that calls for a pound of beef. It tastes so much better even without the salt.


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