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Featuring this smoky Nashville Hot seasoning recipe.

Nashville Hot Seasoning

This Nashville Hot Seasoning recipe brings the heat to your plate with spicy cayenne, smoky chipotle, and an herbal twist of celery salt.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 1/2 cups 1x


  • 48 tablespoons cayenne pepper powder, depending on heat (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


  1. Mix the ingredients together. Make sure to remove any clumps in the brown sugar, if any.
  2. Store in an airtight container. This dry rub recipe will stay the freshest for about a month.


You can change the level of heat based on the recommendations below:

  • MILD – 4 tablespoons cayenne, 1 1/2 tablespoons chipotle
  • MEDIUM – 5 tablespoons cayenne, 1 1/2 tablespoons chipotle
  • HOT – 6 tablespoons cayenne, 2 tablespoons chipotle
  • EXTRA HOT – 8 tablespoons cayenne, 2 tablespoons chipotle
  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Rubs & Seasonings
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Seasoning

Keywords: seasoning, dry rub recipe, nashville hot, nashville hot seasoning, spicy seasoning, spicy dry rub

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