How to Make Italian Seasoning
How to Make Italian Seasoning – This homemade Italian seasoning recipe takes only a handful of dried herbs, and a few minutes to make. You won’t believe how easy it is to whip up a batch of this zesty spice blend from scratch!
Easy Homemade Italian Seasoning
Italian-inspired dishes are some of our favorites, especially those made at home.
These recipes typically are delicious carb-heavy noodles covered in a hearty, flavorful sauce. And that flavor-rich sauce usually features a generous portion of zesty and potent Italian Herb Seasoning.
A great Italian spice blend includes just the right combination of key dried herbs, many of which are common to have on hand.
Should you find yourself trying to make Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells or Baked Spaghetti Pie and realize you don’t have a jar of Italian Seasoning herb blend in the pantry, this easy “recipe” is perfect for quickly whipping up a batch with dried herbs you have in the kitchen!
What Ingredients are in Italian Seasoning?
These are the dried herbs you need to make the best basic homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe:
- Dried Oregano – Earthy and a little peppery
- Dried Marjoram – Light, sweet, and slightly floral
- Dried Basil – Delicate sweet licorice flavor
- Dried Thyme – Robust mint and lemon essence
- Dried Rosemary – Strong and piney
- Dried Sage – Vibrant pine and eucalyptus notes
But you can definitely change up the flavor and include other ingredients in your homemade Italian spice blend. That’s the beauty of a made-from-scratch herb mix… You can make it exactly how you like it!
You can adjust the ingredients to be heavier on herbs you love and reduce (or omit) those you aren’t as fond of.
Also, try adding:
- Crushed red pepper – For a hint of spiciness
- Garlic powder – To include extra Italian-inspired flavor
- Onion powder – Adds a wonderfully earthy sharp taste
- Dried lemon zest – Great for bright, citrus-forward dishes like this Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup recipe
- Salt and pepper – Include these for a complete ready-to-go seasoning for your dishes
How to Make the Best Italian Seasoning Blend from Scratch
It really is as easy as 1-2-3 to prepare your own dried Italian seasoning.
Here’s how to make a flavorful blend in less than 5 minutes:
- Set out a small bowl or jar.
- Measure and add all of the dried herbs into the jar. Stir to mix.
- Cover and keep your homemade Italian spice blend at room temperature.
Get the Complete (Printable) Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix Blend Recipe Below + VIDEO. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do Homemade Spice Blends Last?
This Italian herb blend will last as long as any dried herb, as long as you don’t add moisture to it.
For optimum freshness, store seasonings and spices in an airtight container and keep them in a cool dry place.
Why Make A Homemade Seasoning?
This is a great way to add extra flavoring to all your recipes and dishes. You also have a lot more control over what goes into your spice blends when you create your own.
Yet best of all, you can save money by using dried herbs you already have to make your own blend!
What Other Recipes Can I Make with Italian Seasoning?
You can use this homemade Italian spice blend in so many delicious dishes! Give it a try whenever you have a recipe that calls for dried Italian herbs.
Some of our favorites include:
They also go well with most Italian dishes like pizza, pasta sauces, potatoes, and other vegetables.
I hope you enjoy making your own Italian Seasoning blend from scratch!
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Check the printable recipe card below for nutrition information including calories, carbohydrates, protein, sodium, potassium, fiber, calcium, and vitamin C percentages.
How to Make Italian Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 ½ teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- Set out a small bowl or jar. Measure and add all the dried herbs into the jar.
- Stir to mix. Cover and keep at room temperature.
- Crushed red pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Dried Lemon Zest
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So easy to make and who doesn’t love Italian seasoning?! I use Italian seasoning on most of my pasta recipes, so I’ll definitely be saving this! Thanks for sharing!
I love basil, so I doubled it for my batch. Made delicious pizza sauce!
I am so excited about this. I love using this to mix with tomato sauce for spaghetti! Thank you!
this seasoning blend is so great, and perfect use for all those dried seasonings that I havent used in a while!
Homemade is always so much better! I love this combination, and the ability to tweak it just how I want it!
This is so awesome!! Love that it is really easy to make!
Thanks for sharing! I always need this and will definitely be pinning this!
This flavor mixture is just spectacular!