Mama Mia! This Italian dressing mix is a staple seasoning mix that my Mama taught me when I was just a bambino. I always keep a generous supply on hand, especially for when I’m making my popular Instant Pot Italian Chicken and Noodles dish or added to the hamburger in these savory foil packets.
In our household, we keep this substitute for dry Italian dressing mix on hand for the many recipes using Italian dressing mix.
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If you are looking for a good seasons Italian dressing mix recipe, then look no further. Use this dry Italian dressing mix to make up your favorite snack of chips and dip, or sprinkle it on some buttered popcorn! I also LOVE marinating chicken with Italian dressing mix.
How Do You Make Italian Dressing From Scratch?
Of course, this homemade Italian dressing mix is designed to help you whip up an amazing Italian salad tossed with the best Italian dressing! My Italian vinaigrette dressing recipe uses this zesty Italian salad dressing mix, blended with just the right combination of oil and vinegar.
This Italian dressing mix recipe has been handed down from my great-mama’s generation to me. Well, OK, just kidding! But really, my mom taught me how to make a homemade Italian dressing dry mix, and I found that it called for various measurements for ingredients, and other recipes varied so much.
I changed it up and made this a super easy Italian seasoning mix that uses only two measurements! That’s right, we use a Tablespoon and teaspoon for the spices. That makes for a simple Italian dressing mix recipe, doesn’t it?
My 2 year old son loves to help in the kitchen and he helps mix the ingredients (and sometimes makes a big mess). That’s his little hand helping me below :). My daughter eats it right out of the jar, she loves it so much! Speaking of jar, I use my favorite jar lids, meaning no fussy rings and lids to tinker with. You should definitely try them. Some people call them mason jar caps and you can find them right on Amazon.
What Can I substitute for Dry Italian Dressing Mix?
This dry Italian dressing mix recipe is the perfect substitute for an Italian dressing mix packet. Simply mix it up and keep it in your cupboard for a quick replacement for package Italian dressing mix.
Is Italian Seasoning the Same as Italian Dressing Mix?
The short answer is no. There are 4 types of herbs which represent Italian seasoning in this dry Italian dressing mix recipe and 11 other ingredients that are commonly found in your kitchen cupboards. This simple recipe for dry Italian salad dressing mix uses a combination of parsley, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, thyme among other ingredients.
But don’t be intimidated by the number of seasonings in this Italian dressing mix. If you’re missing one, or even a couple, just leave them out, and it will still taste delicious!
The lemon pepper is the secret ingredient that makes this a zesty Italian dressing mix. Whenever I think of lemon pepper, I can’t help but think about our homemade baked french fries, since we use lemon pepper on them pretty much every time!
How Many Tablespoons are in a Packet of Italian Dressing Mix?
Use two tablespoons of homemade Italian dressing dry mix in place of one packet of Italian dressing mix.
Italian Dressing Mix (Dry)
- 1 Tablespoon parsley
- 1 Tablespoon oregano
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon lemon pepper
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon celery salt or celery seeds or celery flakes
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried onion
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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