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Prairie Dust Seasoning Recipe (House Seasoning For EVERYTHING!)

A perfect seasoning mix made with everyday spices. You'll love having this as your house seasoning on everything from steak to seafood.

This Longhorn Steakhouse copycat is great on your favorite meat as well as fries and sandwiches and just about everything else.

mixed seasoning in white bowl

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s a great all-purpose seasoning.
  • Adds flavor to any dish from the stovetop or grillIt saves you money. Premade blends are $$$, but this just uses a few pennies worth of ingredients.
  • It’s sugar-free.

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

plate of salt, cayenne, pepper, and other seasonings

You’ll need the following for this yummy blend:

  • salt
  • paprika
  • ground black pepper
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • a small bowl
  • an airtight container like a small mason jar (no necessary, but helpful)


Step OnE: Mix

In a mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients. Save in an airtight container.

Season every savory dish you make with a small sprinkle on top, or use in recipes in place of seasoned salt.

🥫 Storage instructions

Most seasoned salts can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

I store it near the stove because I go through it so quickly.

🔍 FAQs

Is this the official Longhorn Steakhouse Prairie Dust recipe?

No. I just did my best to duplicate it. 😊

Does this recipe have a lot of heat?

No, the cayenne is very subtle. But you can always leave it out.

What can I use Prairie Dust on?

It’s great on any grilled or roasted meat, or homemade french fries. It would also be delicious on eggs, in homemade salad dressings, or sprinkled over avocado toast.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • Store in an airtight container to keep fresh
  • If you don’t have or like cayenne pepper, you can omit it or substitute with another spice like chili powder.
  • This recipe is easily doubled or tripled if you want to make a larger batch.

📘 Related Recipes

These flavors work with just about anything. Here are some recommended recipes:

close up of homemade seasoning blend

📖 Here’s the recipe

prairie dust in cream ramekin
4.67 from 3 votes

Prairie Dust Seasoning Blend Recipe

Print Recipe
A perfect seasoning mix made with everyday spices. You'll love having this as your house seasoning on everything from steak to seafood.
Prep Time:5 mins
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  • small mixing bowl
  • small jar


  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Store in an airtight container near the stovetop for easy access.


Use in place of salt in recipes or sprinkle on top of finished dishes.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Southwest
Keyword: house seasoning, longhorn copycat recipe, longhorn seasoning, prairie dust
Servings: 20
Author: Katie Shaw
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3 thoughts on “Prairie Dust Seasoning Recipe (House Seasoning For EVERYTHING!)”

  1. Planning to make some of this tomorrow for the steaks I’m thawing out. Don’t store your spices and herbs too close to the stove/range because the heat breaks them down .. they do better in a cool, dark place.

  2. 5 stars
    I put it in a magic bullet and ground it down fine, sprinkled it liberally on some steaks, and it tastes great. No complaints from the kids either. Thanks!


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