How To Make Homemade Italian Seasoning For All Your Italian Recipes

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Making your own Homemade Italian Seasoning is a satisfying activity, and literally only takes 5 minutes. All you need is a range of dried herbs including oregano, basil, and thyme. Ideal for livening up your pizzas and pasta dishes.

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Homemade Italian Seasoning

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Do you love cooking Italian food? Instead of store-bought mixed herbs, why not make your own homemade Italian seasoning?

It’s easy to do, and you most likely have all the ingredients in your pantry already.

There are six different dried herbs that go into this mix, and make sure to check out the tips section for some additions you can make depending on your personal preferences.

Dried Herbs for Italian Seasoning

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card.

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Herb Mix for Italian Seasoning

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How to Make Italian Seasoning at Home

Recipe Tips

  • If you want a little kick added to your Italian seasoning, add ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Want a garlic or onion flavor addition? Add a teaspoon of garlic powder and a teaspoon of onion powder.
  • If you can’t find marjoram in your area, you can order it online or simply exclude it from the recipe altogether.
  • No need to replace the marjoram as it won’t ruin your seasoning mix, you’ll just end up with only 8 tablespoons instead of the recipe’s 8 tablespoons.
  • You can use your homemade seasoning in recipes exactly as you would if you had bought it ready-made from a store. If a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, you can use the same amount of your own mix.
  • For a slightly different flavor, you can also add ½ tablespoon of dried sage.

How Do I Make Homemade Italian Seasoning?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Italian Seasoning

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Making your own Homemade Italian Seasoning is a satisfying activity, and literally only takes 5 minutes!

Makes 9 tablespoons - multiply the recipe to make more if required.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp marjoram

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until fully combined.

    Mixing Italian Seasoning Herbs in Bowl

    Recipe for Italian Herb Mix
  2. Use as required in recipes.
  3. Store in a sealed jar in a cool dry place or pantry for up to a year.

    Italian Herb Seasoning Blend

Notes

  • If you want a little kick added to your Italian seasoning, add ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Want a garlic or onion flavor addition? Add a teaspoon of garlic powder and a teaspoon of onion powder.
  • If you can't find marjoram in your area, you can order it online or simply exclude it from the recipe altogether.
  • No need to replace the marjoram as it won't ruin your seasoning mix, you’ll just end up with only 8 tablespoons instead of the recipe's 8 tablespoons.
  • You can use your homemade seasoning in recipes exactly as you would if you had bought it ready-made from a store. If a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, you can use the same amount of your own mix.
  • For a slightly different flavor, you can also add ½ tablespoon of dried sage.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 10gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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