Homemade Italian Seasoning is a delicious blend of spices and dried herbs that will be an essential addition to your spice cabinet. Not only for Italian dishes – this Italian Seasoning can be used on almost everything from roasted squash to fried ravioli to shredded chicken!
I love making this Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe because it is so easy to make, and you will know exactly what is in it. The Italian herbs make a great dipping oil for bread when combined with olive oil, and it is a perfect addition to pasta dishes and homemade spaghetti sauce.
Making your own seasonings is a great way to save money, and unlike store-bought blends, you will know exactly what is in your homemade mixes.
I love making homemade seasoning blends. Store-bought seasonings have their place, but I love to be able to make my own, especially in a pinch – but more so when I can use homegrown dehydrated herbs.
I like to make this homemade Italian seasoning from dehydrated basil, dehydrated parsley, dehydrated oregano, dehydrated sage, dehydrated marjoram, dried thyme, and dried rosemary, and I like to add dehydrated garlic that I grind into garlic powder plus some dried spicy red peppers that I grind up into red pepper flakes. (Of course, you can use the dried spices from your spice rack, but it’s fun to use herbs from your garden!)
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🥘 What is in this Italian Seasoning Recipe?
Making your own homemade spice blends is so easy, and making your own homemade Italian seasoning is the perfect way to know how much of everything is in the spice blend.
This easy recipe uses:
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Basil
- Dried Parsley
- Dried Rosemary
- Dried Marjoram
- Dried Thyme
- Dried Sage
- Garlic Powder
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes – This is an optional ingredient, but it adds such a great pop of flavor to the seasoning.
I love to plant fresh herbs in my garden over the summer, then dry them and crumble them up to make my own seasoning blends to use throughout the year. I just used the last of my marjoram and oregano from last year, so I have a bunch of seedlings growing for this summer!
🥣 How to Make Italian Seasoning
This is such an easy seasoning to make – just combine all the spices in a small bowl and whisk them all together or combine them in a jar and shake it to combine.
Store in a sealed container in your spice cabinet or in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat. I use this seasoning so much that I like to make a double batch and store it in a pint-sized mason jar.
🍱 Recipe Yield
This Italian seasoning recipe makes ¼ cup of seasoning.
Ways to Use Italian Seasoning
My favorite ways to use Italian seasoning are, of course, to make homemade red sauce or other pasta sauces – but I also love to make dipping oil for bread.
I also love to add this spice mix to Instant Pot Chicken Breast, marinades, Italian meatballs, and pizza sauce. The possibilities are endless!
- Italian seasoning is a great addition to nearly any beef, chicken, or fish recipe.
- Sprinkle it on top of smashed potatoes or roasted vegetables or mix it with melted butter or olive oil and drizzle it over the top of those same foods.
- Take your homemade bread over the top by spreading melting butter mixed with Italian seasoning on bread sticks, ciabatta, French bread, or focaccia – or fold it into a loaf of sourdough bread with cheese.
- Add Italian seasoning to bowls of pasta and homemade soups.
- Make a homemade dressing by combining Italian seasoning with olive oil and red wine vinegar.
- Italian seasoning makes wonderful marinades. Try it in a steak marinade or chicken marinade.
- Finally, Italian seasoning is perfect for the typical Italian favorites – pizza, veggie lasagna, pasta salad, soup, and pasta dishes. You can use it on just about everything!
How to Store Homemade Seasoning
Store homemade spices in an airtight container in a cool dark place, ideally not in a sunny window or above the stove. It will keep for at least 6 months but can be used for several years if stored properly.
🎁 Gift Some Italian Seasoning
I love homemade gifts, and a cute jar of Italian Seasoning is a great gift for friends or family members who love to cook! Give the recipient a nice bottle of olive oil and a cute tea towel, and you have a perfect and intentional gift. (Homemade seasoning mixes poured into a small glass jar decorated with a cute ribbon also make great hostess gifts or wedding favors!)
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Homemade Italian Seasoning
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl or jar and mix to combine.1 tablespoon basil, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 tablespoon oregano, 2 teaspoons rosemary, 2 teaspoons thyme, 1 teaspoon marjoram, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon sage, ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Store in a sealed container in your spice cabinet or in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat.
How to Use Italian Seasoning MixMy favorite ways to use Italian seasoning are, of course, to make homemade red sauce or other pasta sauces – but I also love to make dipping oil for bread. I also love to add my own Italian seasoning to garlic bread, garlic toast, pasta e fagioli, and on sautéed squash or roasted squash. It is an excellent addition to marinades, dressings, and soups. (There are more suggestions for the many uses in the post above!)
Nutrition information is approximate and is automatically calculated, so should only be used as a guide.