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Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

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Having a great, easy homemade Italian seasoning recipe at the ready is a must! This versatile blend of Italian spices is great for pasta dishes, appetizers, seasoning veggies, chicken, pork and beef, and tons of other uses. Because it's so easy to make and adjust to your tastes, you'll never want a store-bought blend again!

Small white bowl full of assorted spices and herbs mixed together

I'm going to admit something to you… I don't think I've ever actually bought a jar of an Italian seasoning blend at the grocery store.

It's so easy to whip up at home, that I've always just kinda made it on the fly as needed. Or I've made a larger batch and stored it in a little airtight container in my spice drawer.

But from what I've seen, store-bought blends are all more or less the same. I believe you might also find little packets of Italian seasoning at some stores as well.

A drawer full of spice jars

Side note: Do you have a spice drawer? Or a spice rack? Or even a spice cabinet? It took us forever to decide on how to store our spices, and while it's not perfect, our spice drawer has been pretty great!

If you're interested in a similar setup, we have this spice organizer in ours.

Ingredients for Italian seasoning

I think everyone that makes their own Italian seasoning blend uses slightly different quantities for their ingredients, but this has always been my go to that tastes (and smells!) wonderful in all my favorite recipes:

  • ½ tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ tablespoon dried thyme
  • ½ tablespoon dried rosemary
  • ½ tablespoon dried marjoram
  • ½ tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

In my opinion, you can mess with the quantities all you want, and the only rule is that you need to use dried herbs and not fresh herbs.

How to make homemade Italian seasoning mix

Lucky for all of us, making your own blend absolutely could not be easier!

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients, then store in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place.
  • Or you could just add it all to the container you're going to store it in, and shake the daylights out of it to combine everything.

Either way – super easy!

If you wanted your spice blend to be more fine, you can pulse it a few times using a food processor or mortar and pestle to break down the larger dried herbs.

How to store Italian seasoning

As long as you store your spice blend in an airtight container in a dry, cool and dark place, it should last as long as any other dried herb spice blend, about 2 years.

But as is the case with everything, if it starts to taste funny or lose it's potency, it's time to replace it.

Check out this post to learn more about the shelf life of your favorite ingredients!

Ways to use your homemade Italian seasoning

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Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Having a great, easy homemade Italian seasoning recipe at the ready is a must! This versatile blend of Italian spices is great for pasta dishes, appetizers, seasoning veggies, chicken, pork and beef, and tons of other uses. Because it's so easy to make and adjust to your tastes, you'll never want a store-bought blend again!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings (makes 1/4 cup)

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. Enjoy!

Notes

Note: Serving size varies entirely on how the spice blend is used. For the sake of mapping out the nutritional values, I've estimated a serving size at 1 teaspoon.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe created by Leslie Kiszka

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