This homemade Italian seasoning has the perfect balance of savory herbs and spices!
Add Italian flair to so many recipes using ingredients that are likely already in the pantry! Not only affordable, this seasoning is quick to make too!
Just measure all the ingredients in a jar, shake and store. Keep in the spice cupboard and have it ready for adding to all kinds of dishes.
What is Italian Seasoning?
- Savory dried herbs like basil, oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram are blended together to make a mild yet flavorful multi-purpose seasoning that will be an everyday staple in any kitchen!
- Homemade Italian seasoning is a versatile and delicious way to add flavor to everything from dips to dressings, from eggs to veggies, and from beef to chicken!
- This blend is free of commercial preservatives and salt, and you can add more or less of the ingredients to suit your preferences, you’ll never want to buy store-bought again!
What’s in Italian Seasoning?
While not technically used in traditional Italian cuisine, the savory blend of Italian herbs like basil, oregano, and parsley are reminiscent of Italian flavors. This recipe uses thyme, rosemary, and marjoram to create a flavor profile that’s fresh and flavorful.
How to Make Homemade Italian Seasoning
- Place all the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
- Shake until combined and store in a dark cupboard.
Make this homemade recipe as a base blend then mix in other seasonings like sage, a teaspoon of garlic or onion powder, or even a ½ teaspoon of some zesty red pepper flakes depending on what recipe it’ll be used in.
Use a countertop blender or mortar and pestle for a seasoning mix with a fine grind.
How to Use Italian Seasoning
Add this Italian seasoning to spaghetti or bolognese sauce and for an extra depth of flavor, or mix it in with Italian meatballs for a tasty flavor boost. Use this mix to create a quick Italian dressing for crisp greens or toss some in a tangy Caprese salad. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on grilled veggies, or use it as a rub for air-fried chicken breasts or pork tenderloin. Why not make an aromatic loaf of homemade bread and knead this savory blend right into the dough! Or add a dash of seasoning and punch up the flavor of a sausage breakfast strata.
Storing Homemade Seasonings
Like all dried herbs and spices, keep homemade Italian seasoning in a dark, dry cupboard or pantry where it will stay fresh for up to a year.
Use a mason jar, a recycled spice shaker bottle, or any other airtight container that will keep out moisture. Be sure to write the date it was made so you’ll know when to replace it, but it’s more likely it will be used up long before that!
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Homemade Italian Seasoning
- 2 Tablespoons dried basil
- 2 Tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 Tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1 Tablespoon marjoram
- ½ Tablespoon dried sage optional
- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl or jar.
- Place in a sealed container to store. I love using mason jars with my favorite mason jar caps, but any storage will work
- Seasoning may be stored in the pantry for up to 1 year.
- Marjoram can be ordered online at amazon, or omit it.
- Add about ½ a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes for a little kick.
- Add a teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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Check out the full recipe here Joanne. I use about 2 Tablespoons of Italian Dressing Mix, which contains a bit of a different mixture than this Italian seasoning. You’d need to add some salt and pepper as well!