Elevate your proteins, pastas, side dishes and more with homemade Italian Seasoning! This classic blend of seasonings features a medley of dried herbs that lend the most mouthwatering Italian flavor to anything they’re sprinkled on. Easy to make, easy to store, and easy to use – this recipe is pretty perfect!
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There’s a whole lot to love about making your own seasoning mixes at home. For starters, you get to control every element of it!
You can adjust certain ingredients to add more or less of whatever you like or dislike. I also really love that when I make my own blends, I can make sure there’s not a ton of sodium in there. So many store-bought brands are loaded with salts!
With classic Italian seasoning, it’s important to note that there aren’t really any spices at all, let alone salt. It’s a blend of dried herbs that create the best flavor here. Sprinkle this mix on veggies, pasta, chicken, fish, in your marinara sauce, or anything else your heart desires!
I love keeping a jar of this mix on hand at all times so I can always reach for it on my spice rack. It pairs perfectly with SO many dishes, so I often find myself needing to restock it.
Once you start making your own spice blends, you’ll be scratching your head. Why did you ever buy the store-bought stuff before?! It’s so inexpensive and EASY to make your own spice blends.
Also, I love having my own labeled glass bottles of seasonings for the aesthetic alone. I mean, look how pretty and picturesque it is! You’ll never spend money on the sodium-loaded brands again.
How to Make Italian Seasoning
It’s as simple as mixing and enjoying. Like I said, you’ll never be able to go back to the store-bought stuff again after you quickly whisk together this cornucopia of herbs.
- Whisk. Measure all of the herbs and place them in a bowl. Whisk until combined.
- Transfer. Carefully pour the mixed herbs into an empty seasoning container. Don’t forget to label, of course!
After that, you can use your herb blend immediately or store it for later use. No matter when you choose to use it, enjoy!
Streamlining your spice drawer or cabinet is easier when all the bottles are the same shape and size. We love these simple glass bottles for storing our spices and the funnel makes it easier to refill them when you’re low.
What is Italian seasoning made of?
This easy homemade seasoning recipe features the following dried herbs:
You can add more or less of each seasoning based on your personal tastes. However, I recommend first taste testing the seasoning mix as it’s listed in the recipe. After you’ve tasted it, you can always add more of whatever specific herb you’d like.
How long will homemade Italian seasoning stay fresh?
In an airtight container at room temperature, this seasoning blend will stay fresh for up to 3 months. Keep it stored in a cool, dark place – like your spice rack! Every time you use a little spoon to reach for some of the herbs, make sure it’s nice and clean. Any new bacteria introduced to the mix can cause it to spoil quickly.
I don’t recommend freezing Italian seasoning.
What does Italian seasoning taste like?
When made with just the right blend of measured herbs, this blend is earthy, a little peppery and (for lack of a better word) herbaceous! It’s just subtle enough to really be able to compliment a wide variety of recipes. Plus, it can pair so well with other ingredients like salt, crushed red pepper flakes, cracked black pepper and more.
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Get the Recipe: Italian Seasoning Recipe
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dried Oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried Marjoram
- 1 tablespoon dried Thyme
- 1/2 tablespoon dried Rosemary
- 1/2 tablespoon dried Savory
- 1/2 tablespoon dried Sage
- 1/2 tablespoon dried Basil
- 1 spice jar
- Add all the herbs to a bowl and whisk until well combined.
- Store in an airtight container and keep at room temperature in a cool, dry place.