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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!

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Easy Homemade Italian Seasoning

Italian-inspired dishes are some of our favorites, especially to make 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 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!

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What Ingredients are in Italian Seasoning?

These are the dried herbs you need to make the best basic homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe:

  • Oregano Earthy and a little peppery
  • MarjoramLight, sweet, and slightly floral
  • Basil Delicate sweet licorice flavor
  • ThymeRobust mint and lemon essence
  • RosemaryStrong and piney
  • SageVibrant 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 powderTo 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 pepperInclude these for a complete ready-to-go seasoning for your dishes
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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:

  1. Set out a small bowl or jar.
  2. Measure and add all of the dried herbs into the jar. Stir to mix.
  3. Cover and keep your homemade Italian spice blend at room temperature.

Done!

Get the Complete (Printable) Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend Recipe Below!

italian seasoning blend from scratch

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 in a cool dry place.

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:

I hope you enjoy making your own Italian Seasoning blend from scratch!

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How to Make Italian Seasoning

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
How to Make Italian Seasoning – An easy homemade Italian Seasoning recipe that takes just minutes to make. Quickly whip up a batch from scratch and keep your spice rack stocked!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Keep stored in an airtight container. This herb blend will last as long as any dried herb, as long as you don’t add moisture to it.
Possible Add Ins:
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Dried Lemon Zest 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon, Calories: 53kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 231mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 483IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 365mg, Iron: 14mg
Course: Condiment, Seasoning, Side Dish, Spice
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Sommer Collier

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4 comments on “How to Make Italian Seasoning”

  1. Homemade is always so much better! I love this combination, and the ability to tweak it just how I want it!

  2. This is so awesome!! Love that it is really easy to make!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I always need this and will definitely be pinning this! 

  4. This flavor mixture is just spectacular!