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This French fry seasoning adds a pop of flavor to homemade fries! It’s so full of flavor, you’ll want to sprinkle it on everything.

French fry seasoning

Making homemade French fries? Here’s a tasty way to season them: this ultimate French fry seasoning! This blend of herbs and spices kicks up fries with a punch of savory, garlicky, cheesy flavor. It takes just 2 minutes to make, and it’s plant-based and dairy free: so it works for all diets! It has a nice powdery texture that makes your fries seem extra special. Here’s how to make this secret blend of ingredients that adds just the right pizzazz to fried spuds.

Did you want French fry seasoning or seasoned fries?

First off: let’s talk about the intent of this recipe. This French fry seasoning is for sprinkling on to taste after the fries are cooked. Seasoning your baked fries is a whole different matter! We’ve got a separate recipe for that.

  • Want to know how to season fries? Go to Perfect Seasoned Fries.
  • Want a seasoning blend to sprinkle on after baking fries? Keep reading.

Ingredients in French fry seasoning

This seasoning works with any type of fries: fried, baked, or even frozen French fries. It’s got a short list of ingredients that each bring the biggest bang for their buck. Even better, it has a nice powdery texture that makes your French fries look like they’re covered in something extra special. Here are the secret ingredients in this French fry seasoning:

  • Dried parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder

Wondering what nutritional yeast is? It’s not as weird as it sounds…

What is nutritional yeast?

Nutritional yeast might sound odd but it has become quite popular, especially in vegan cooking. What is it? Nutritional yeast is deactivated yeast that looks like powdery yellow flakes. It often stars in vegetarian and vegan dishes because of its cheesy, savory taste. Sometimes called “nooch” by its devoted fans, it’s amazing sprinkled on popcorn (yep, nooch popcorn is a thing!). We like to use it to add a cheesy flavor to things like vegan Parmesan cheese, vegan polenta, or vegan queso.

Where to buy nutritional yeast? These days, you can find it in many mainstream grocery stores. Check for it in the spice aisle! Or, you can buy nutritional yeast online.

How to make French fry seasoning

Tip: use less salt when you’re making your fries!

One tip for working with this French fry seasoning. Use it for sprinkling to taste onto French fries after cooking them. It does contain a good amount of salt. If you’re making baked fries, most recipes call to use salt so that the fries come out perfectly seasoned.

Tip: If you’re planning to use this blend, use half the salt that a baked fries recipe calls for: or even none at all! Fried French fries are usually salted after frying, so you don’t have to worry about adjusting quantities.

French fry recipes to use with this seasoning

Perhaps you already have a good French fry recipe for using with this seasoning blend. But if you’re looking for more recommendations…we’ve got lots of recipes to try! Here are some favorite methods:

  • Baked French Fries Here’s how to make the best crispy baked fries! You’ll soak them for 10 minutes in cold water, then season and bake. You can skip the specified spices in the recipe and do half the salt (use ¼ teaspoon), then sprinkle this on afterward.
  • Homemade French Fries Our other favorite method! Make baked fries, then pan fry them for a few minutes afterwards to get a “fried” texture. Shake on the French fry seasoning and they’re perfect!
French fry seasoning

This recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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French fry seasoning

*Magic* French Fry Seasoning

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 6 tablespoons 1x


This French fry seasoning adds a pop of flavor to homemade fries! It’s so full of flavor, you’ll want to sprinkle it on everything.


  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast*
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder


  1. Stir together all ingredients. Stir in a tightly sealed jar in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.


*Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that looks like yellow, powdery flakes. It’s pretty easy to find in most grocery stores these days, or you can buy it online.

  • Category: Seasoning
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: French fry seasoning

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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