Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend is a perfect combination of fragrant spices and herbs that will make a great addition to any recipe.
Anywhere you are looking to add Italian flavors to dishes, look no further than this mixture of Italian herbs.
This simple blend of the savory flavors of Italy is a great way to get extra smiles from your dishes.
Toss the grocery store seasoning mix full of preservatives and anti-caking additives.
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 garlic knots!
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Some Italian Seasoning recipes contain garlic powder, or salt and pepper, or red pepper flakes, but those have such a subjective taste that I tend to leave those out because not everyone would use or like them.
Especially in the quantities that I would use them in. Plus, the recipe that I needed it for already contains an obscene amount of garlic. It really doesn’t need those extra grains of garlic powder.
How to Make 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.
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.
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.
Uses for Italian Seasoning
- spaghetti sauce or other pasta sauces
- salad dressings
- bread dipping oil
- dry rub for chicken
- garlic bread topping
- basically any Italian 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.
What if I don’t have marjoram?
Most people don’t have marjoram in their spice cabinet unless it came with the spice rack “kit” that everyone has.
It’s ok to leave it out. Marjoram is a floral spice so feel free to add more oregano or basil depending on your palette.
This Italian Seasoning Recipe has all the same great spices that is in McCormicks Italian Seasoning so don’t worry that your mix won’t be as good.
It will be better! Just be sure to store in an airtight container in a cool dark place.
Is Italian seasoning 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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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!
- Italian Cream Cake Cheese Ball
- Italian Nachos
- Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls
- Italian Pinwheels
- Crock Pot Pizza Dip
- 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!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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.
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