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Homemade Italian Seasoning

Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend is a perfect combination of fragrant spices and herbs that will make a great addition to any recipe.

jar of my own homemade italian seasoning

Italian Seasoning

Anywhere you are looking to add Italian flavors to dishes, you’re going to want to use this mixture of Italian herbs.

It’s super easy to make and you can use it for just about anything. Pizzas, spaghetti sauce, on some garlic bread, and soups.

Make your own Italian seasoning at home with spices from your cabinet to use as a dressing mix or spices for a bread dipping oil. I love this on my pizza crust garlic knots!

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homemade blend of the main herbs in italian cooking

Ingredients Needed

  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • basil
  • oregano
  • marjoram
  • parsley

Some Italian Seasoning recipes contain garlic powder, or salt and pepper, or red pepper flakes, but most people either love them or hate them so I leave those out. Feel free to add them to your mix if you prefer.

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How to Make Homemade Italian Seasoning

First: Add all the spices to a small bowl and stir to mix evenly.

Second: Store in an air tight container or a spice jar until ready to use.

Third: Add to marinades, sauces, dressings, and dipping oils.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

jar of easy seasoning blend

How long does it last?

If stored properly, this Italian herb blend can last a long time. Unless you use it all first. Mine lasts 6 months in a glass jar.

If you like making your own spice blend, these jars are the best for storage because they are reusable and air-tight. The marker I use to label them wipes right off too.

How to Store It

The best place for spices is in a cool, dry place like a spice cupboard. Be sure to keep it away from your oven or stove top as the heat can make them lose their flavor faster.

Away from direct sunlight is also best.

Make a big batch of this homemade Italian seasoning and store it in a mason jar. It makes a great hostess gift for a party too. Just print out the ingredient list to make a fun tag.

spoon of versatile seasoning

Uses for Italian Seasoning

spoon of spices for italian-inspired dishes

What is a good substitute for Italian seasoning mix?

That’s no problem! Just mix equal parts of black pepper, dried basil, garlic powder, dried marjoram, onion powder, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, dried rosemary, and dried thyme.

If you have only a few of them, don’t be afraid to mix fresh herbs and dried herbs for a one time use. Do not store them together.

Is it healthy?

It totally is! Gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, Paleo, Keto, Whole30 and contains the herbs and spices that are perfect for a marinade or salad dressing!

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jar of italian seasoning

Making your own seasoning blends are easy, cheaper than store bought, and are bursting with extra flavor. Use them in your favorite recipes! Try this Italian Seasoning today and let me know how you like it!

collage of seasoning blends

Want more seasoning recipes? I have a delicious Greek Seasoning and Poultry Seasoning recipe. Check them out along with this amazing list of homemade spice mix recipes and tips and trick on how to store them.

jar of Italian seasoning

Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix

Make your own Italian Seasoning Mix and save money with ingredients that you probably already have in your spice cabinet!
4.58 from 14 votes
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Course: Homemade Spice Mixes
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 2kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart


  • 1/2 tablespoon Rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Basil
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon Marjoram


  • Mix all together.
  • Store in an airtight container away from the light.
  • When ready to use, measure out desired amount and crush a little in your hand.
  • This brings out the oils in the spices and enhances their flavors!



Uses for Italian Seasoning


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 2kcal | Sodium: 1mg

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4.58 from 14 votes (11 ratings without comment)
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