Whataburger Seasoning Copycat Recipe (Photos + Video)

If you are a regular Whataburger customer, I bet you know how amazing their food tastes. But what if I tell you that you can recreate the same flavors at home using the Whataburger seasoning recipe? Well, that’s true!

Whataburger Seasoning Copycat Recipe

I said goodbye to boring and flavorless burgers and patty melts right after using this Whataburger seasoning recipe made by chef Jasbir. It’s a simple seasoning that provides such an amazing herby, savory, and umami flavor that you can make gourmet-style meals at home.

Moreover, the fact that it goes well with several dishes amazes me. I’ve been using this seasoning to flavor sandwiches, salads,  burgers, and even for marination purposes!

But do you know what’s the best part that I find about this recipe? It’s an absolutely no-fuss recipe. Jasbir makes this seasoning ready in just 5 minutes by whisking 10 ingredients in a bowl. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to recreate Whataburger seasoning at home. 

Equipment Required  

  • Bowl – You will need a bowl to combine the spices and herbs to prepare the seasoning.
  • Whisk or Spoon – A whisk or spoon will help you combine the ingredients properly.
Whataburger Seaoning Ingredients

Preparation And Cooking Time

Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
3 Minutes 3 Minutes

How To Make Whataburger Seasoning

Whataburger Seasoning Step 1
Whataburger Seasoning is ready

FAQs About Whataburger Seasoning

  • Let the seasoning sit for at least 24 hours so that the flavors meld. 
  • If you use coarse sugar, it can add a pleasant crunch as well as distinct pockets of caramelization on grilled items.
  • Addition of a small amount of oil helps the seasoning adhere better to surfaces like meat and vegetables for better retention.
  • For a more uniform texture, you can easily use a spice grinder to blend your seasoning.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

If you closely monitor your nutrient intake then I’m sure you would be interested to know if Whataburger seasoning is healthy for consumption. Well, it is! Take a look at the nutritional values of this seasoning per serving.

Calories19 kcal
Carbohydrates4 g
Sodium875 mg
Fat0.3 g
Protein1 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Calcium13 mg
Vitamin C1 mg
Sugar2 mg
Fiber1 mg

Now let me share some good news with you. You don’t have to think twice before using Whataburger seasoning as it is naturally gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan-friendly, paleo and all sorts of diet friendly. 

How to Make Whataburger Seasoning

Storing This Recipe

Just like its preparation, storing Whataburger seasoning is also easy. However, to increase its shelf life, you must store Whataburger’s seasoning in a dry airtight container right after it’s prepared. 

It will prevent the seasoning from coming in contact with moisture and going bad. Once packed, place the container in a cool and dry place. This way, your seasoning will stay fresh for 3-4 months.

What To Serve With This Recipe

  • Patty Melt – Juicy and flavorful patty melts are pure deliciousness. They taste even better when flavored with Whataburger Seasoning. 
  • Sandwich – Turn a simple sandwich into a flavorful ride, using Whataburger Seasoning. 
  • Salad – Salads offer a neutral palette that make the flavors of seasonings shine through. So, this time around, toss your salad with Whataburger Seasoning to enjoy its savory and umami flavors.
  • Grilled Chicken – Give your regular grilled chicken a makeover by rubbing it with Whataburger Seasoning.

Printable Version

Whataburger Seasoning Recipe

Author : Avni Kapoor
Serving : 8
Calories : 19 kcal
Total time : 3 minutes
Whataburger seasoning is prepared in the blink of an eye. Add the dry rubs including smoked paprika, sea salt, black pepper, accent seasoning, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Mix it well and the seasoning will be ready!
4 from 25 votes


  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Accent Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • 2 teaspoon White Pepper


  • Bowl
  • Spoon


  • Take a bowl and combine white pepper, ground black pepper, dried parsley, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, accent seasoning, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and onion powder with the help of a whisk and spoon.
    Whataburger Seasoning Step 1
  • Transfer the seasoning to an airtight container and enjoy!
    Whataburger Seasoning is ready


Prep Time : 3 minutes
Total Time : 3 minutes
Cuisine : American
Course : copycat


Serving : 1Portion  |  Calories : 19kcal  |  Carbohydrates : 2g  |  Protein : 1g  |  Fat : 0.3g  |  Cholesterol : 45mg  |  Sodium : 875mg  |  Fiber : 1g  |  Sugar : 2g  |  Vitamin C : 1mg  |  Calcium : 13mg

More Whataburger Recipes You Can Try


Dear readers, I hope you are excited to try out Whataburger Seasoning at home. I can guarantee you that it will take the flavor profile of your regular dishes to a whole new level. 

I use it in just about everything, from sandwiches, burgers, melts, salads, and even as a rub for meat marination, and I recommend you to try the same. However, just make sure to store the seasoning well to make its shelf life longer and keep its flavor intact. 

While you make your meals more delicious using this seasoning, I’ll comeback with more copycat recipes for you! 

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