This easy Italian seasoning recipe is full of dried herbs and spices, but no salt, so you can salt your dishes just how you like them! A handful of simple ingredients is all it takes to make a versatile Italian spice blend that will complement all of your favorite recipes!
A versatile seasoning blend for all your Italian cooking!
It's not often that I find myself without a jar of Italian seasoning, but it always happens when I least expect it. If you find yourself in the same pickle, whip up a batch of Italian seasoning from scratch!
Don't settle for bland food. Grab some measuring spoons and open up your spice cabinet. You'll have an incredibly versatile Italian seasoning in minutes!
All the ingredients in Italian seasoning are commonly found your spice cabinet. It's just a matter of mixing them together!
- 2 tablespoons Basil - Use dried basil for this staple seasoning blend.
- 2 tablespoons Oregano - Dried oregano, or an oregano substitute.
- 1 tablespoon Rosemary - Or one of these rosemary alternatives.
- 2 tablespoons Parsley - Use dried parsley flakes, even if you love to garnish with more fresh parsley!
- 1 tablespoon Thyme - Dried thyme or a dried thyme replacement.
- 1 tablespoon Red Chili Flakes - More or less depending on your need for heat. Omit entirely if you are cooking for anyone that prefers mild seasoning.
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder - If you have a garlic powder with parsley in it (Lawry's is one of many brands that do this), you can use without making any adjustments.
- 1 teaspoon Marjoram - Most commercial Italian seasonings that you can buy in the store have marjoram as a main ingredient.
*Be sure to see the recipe card below for ingredients, amounts & instructions!*
🔪 Step-by-Step Instructions
It may not be more efficient to make Italian seasoning from scratch, but it's worth it if it saves you a trip to the store. There are only 2 steps, and measuring takes the most time!
- Mix. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients (2 tablespoons each of basil, oregano, and parsley, 1 tablespoon each of rosemary, thyme, and red pepper flakes then 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder and marjoram). Then whisk together until mixed thoroughly.
- Season. Once mixed, store your seasoning in the appropriate container for later use or use it in a recipe right away!
I whipped up this seasoning the other day to make my stuffed Italian sausages and spaghetti bolognese, and both dishes turned out phenomenal! The classic flavors blend perfectly into any Italian dish. Enjoy!
Keep your Italian seasoning in a jar or airtight container for up to 6 months. No need to refrigerate, a pantry or cabinet will do.
*Your Italian seasoning blend can likely store much longer than 6 months. However, the potency will decrease over time.
**This will happen at varying rates, depending on when each of your herbs and spices used to make the mix was originally packaged.
🍝 Awesome Italian Recipes!
- Italian Sausage Bake
- Smoked Shrimp in Italian Meatballs
- Baked Eggplant Parmesan
- Pasta e Fagioli Soup
- Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
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- Add basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley, thyme, red chili flakes, garlic powder, and marjoram to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.2 tablespoon basil, 2 tablespoon oregano, 1 tablespoon rosemary, 2 tablespoon parsley, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1 tablespoon red chili flakes, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon marjoram
- Use seasoning right away, or store in an airtight container.
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- Your Italian seasoning blend can likely store much longer than 6 months. However, the potency will decrease over time.
- This will happen at varying rates, depending on when each of your herbs and spices used to make the mix was originally packaged.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!