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Red Robin Seasoning Copycat Recipe #2

Red Robin Seasoning {Copycat Recipe #2}

I fell in love with Red Robin seasoning when we lived in near proximity to a Red Robin restaurant. They have amazing burgers and chicken sandwiches, their fries are big and wonderfully crunchy on the outside, yet soft and potato-ey on the inside. They have a huge menu of alcoholic concoctions too, but the thing that makes Red Robin so absolutely wonderful I think has to be the seasoning mix. I used to buy it from Red Robin, back when we lived close to one. But now I’m nowhere near a Red Robin and I still want that wonderful taste.

So I have learned how to make my own Red Robin seasoning. I’ve been using this other recipe for years, and my dad is now hooked on it and some of my friends have the beginnings of a Red Robin Seasoning addiction too. However, it is becoming increasingly hard to find powdered tomato soup mix. They just don’t carry it in the stores here anymore. I decided I had to come up with an alternate recipe for my favorite seasoning mix. My dad found some tomato powder, which is simply dehydrated tomatoes, ground into a fine, red powder, on Amazon and ordered a big thing of it for me. I had to add a couple other ingredients to round out the flavors that were coming from the soup mix, but I really like the taste of this recipe better.

I also like knowing exactly what’s going into my food. When I was using tomato soup mix, there were some ingredients in the soup mix that I didn’t recognize and definitely didn’t trust. This recipe is MUCH better.

Red Robin Seasoning Copycat Recipe #2

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Red Robin Seasoning Copycat Recipe #2


  • 5 Tablespoons nonfat powdered milk, ground into a fine powder
  • 7 Tablespoons tomato powder (dried tomatoes, ground to a fine powder)
  • 10 Tablespoons salt
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 5 Tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 Tablespoons cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a blender, blend up the nonfat powdered milk till it is a fine powder. I blended up a bunch of it, then measured out the 5 Tablespoons and saved the remaining for next time.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until well mixed.
  3. Funnel the spices into a spice jar with a shaker on it. I re-use my Red Robin Seasoning shaker that I bought from Red Robin ages ago.


I use this seasoning in place of salt in just about every savory dish I make: on eggs, potatoes, vegetables, meats, fish, chicken, seafood.


I love mixing spices together … it’s like sand art, except tastier. 🙂

Red Robin Seasoning {Copycat Recipe #2}

This recipe was shared at Cast Party WednesdayFull Plate ThursdayFantastic ThursdayThursday’s TreasuresTasty Thursdays, Foodie Friday, Foodie Friends Friday Copycat RecipesFarm Girl Blog Fest, Clever Chicks Blog Hop and Recipe Box.

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11 Responses

  1. Ann, this is so so so good..thanks for sharing 🙂 This will be very handy in the kitchen. Where do you get tomato powder from? I have never seen them in grocery stores..maybe its because i never knew tomatoes are available in that form

    October 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    • Ann

      I found it at our local coop store in the bulk spices area, but my dad bought it online at Amazon.com … if you do a search for tomato powder, you’re sure to find it.

      October 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  2. This is pretty fun! I like to make my own mixes too..I’ve made taco seasoning for years now as well as a few others. I’ve never had their seasoning mix, but it sounds really good! I like the fact that I can also make it a no sodium or lite sodium recipe as well. Great post! Thanks and blessings, Nancy from livininthegreen.blogspot.com

    October 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    October 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

  4. You Rock!! I love this and look forward to making and using it! Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures Week 56. I am featuring this on Thursday’s Treasures Week 57. <3 and hugs sweetness!

    October 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you so much, Debi! I love your Thursday’s Treasures … thanks for hosting it 🙂

      October 24, 2012 at 10:08 pm

  5. My husband goes crazy over this stuff- I must try making it at home 🙂

    January 1, 2013 at 11:28 am

    • Ann

      Yay! I’m so excited you’re going to try it Katrina. I’m addicted to it and use it on just about everything …

      January 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

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