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paprika in a small jar with a wooden spoon

Homemade Paprika (5 Minutes)

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ¼ cup 1x
  • Category: Spice Blend
  • Method: Ground
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Puerto Rican
  • Diet: Vegan


Learn how to make your own homemade paprika using only dried red peppers. This recipe is extremely simple and comes together in 5 minutes. It’s a wonderful DIY recipe to use in spice blends, marinades, and so much more.


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  • 2 cups dried peppers (can be a blend of capsium, bell, aleppo, etc.)


  1. Grind dried peppers. Remove seeds and stems from the peppers, roughly chop the peppers if they are too large to fit in your grinder. In a spice grinder or mortar & pestle, grind the dried peppers in batches until a ground powder is formed. Store in an air tight jar. Keeps up to 6 months. paprika in a small jar