Easy Italian Seasoning

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This Italian Seasoning Mix recipe effortlessly adds Italian flavor to your everyday dishes. Even better, this seasoning blend is made in just 5 minutes with a few everyday ingredients you already own.

Suitable for vegan, gluten-free, low carb, Keto, Paleo, Whole30 diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

 

This easy Italian seasoning recipe is simple to make and stores in your pantry for up to 6 months.

Quickly amp up your weeknight suppers, lunches, freezer meals, meal prep, and more by adding a pinch or two of this flavorful seasoning blend.

Fragrant and herby, this staple homemade Italian seasoning mix effortlessly adds authentic and classic Italian flavors to your everyday dishes from creamy pastas to nourishing soups and salad dressings.

It’s perfect for all your favorite Italian recipes, like delicious Vegan Lasagna and Baked Tortellini Casserole.

Yeap, skip the store-bought spice blend and quickly make an Italian seasoning mix recipe that is bold, flavorful, and totally customizable. Just like my Easy Stone House Seasoning, Homemade Fajita Seasoning, and Greek Seasoning.

a jar filled with italian seasoning placed on a white serving board

And, you can use it as an Italian sausage seasoning mix (check out my How To Cook Italian Sausage for details), for making Italian breadcrumbs, or for giving as an edible gift. #DIYforthewin

Homemade seasoning blends are super affordable and highly adaptable, so you easily can mix and match herbs and spices to your taste. It takes just minutes to make, and I’m sharing all the tips and tricks below!

Why Make This Recipe

  • It’s Simple To Make – Blend the ingredients in a bowl in just a few minutes and then transfer to a jar to store for up to 6 months.
  • It’s Healthy – All this mix contains is a blend of herbs and spices. There are no hidden additives, MSG, salt, or sugar.
  • Customizable – Adjust each herb and spice, so you get the exact flavor that you love in this homemade Italian seasoning blend.

Ingredient Notes

You will use a variety of dried herbs, such as the following:

  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Sage
the ingredients for making Italian seasoning

Ready to make this Italian seasoning mix recipe? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…

How To Make Homemade Italian Seasoning

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  2. Next, mix with a dry spatula or whisk.
  3. Then transfer the seasoning into an airtight spice jar or a mason jar (if you make a large quantity)
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Pro Tips

  • Make this spice blend with fresh herbs and spices. Replace jars of spices that are older than 6 months.
  • Add additional dried herbs and spices such as garlic powder, red pepper flakes, herbs de Provence, and other herbs.
  • This makes an awesome rub and works great on meats and fish, which you can then cook up in a skillet, Instant Pot, Air Fryer, or oven.
  • If you prefer, you can add all the ingredients into a spice grinder and then blend them into a powder.
  • Easily double or triple the recipe to make enough to give as gifts.
  • Mix the seasoning blend with some oil and make a paste before rubbing it on meat, veggies, etc.
  • Decant into mason jars or decorative jars with lids.
gold spoon inside a glass container filled with italian seasoning

Delicious Variations

  • Make Italian Seasoned Salt – add pink Himalayan salt (I love this) or Kosher salt.
  • Vary the spices – Feel free to add a teaspoon more or less of the ingredients to your taste. Add-ons I have used include dill, dried onion or onion powder, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

Prep And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – Purchase fresh individual herbs and spices and gather jars for storing.
  • Store – Feel free to store this for up to 6 months in an airtight spice jar or mason jar for larger quantities. Just make sure you keep it in a cool place out of direct sunlight.
  • Freeze – There is no benefit to freezing this spice blend.

FAQs

What Is In Italian Seasoning?

Italian Seasoning Mix is a combination of dried herbs such as basil, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, and sage. It’s easy to customize by adding other herbs and spices, such as thyme, coriander, and red pepper flakes.

How To Use Italian Seasoning Mix?

Add your own homemade Italian seasoning to your favorite Italian dishes, pizza sauce, pasta salad, tomato sauce or pasta sauce, garlic bread, or any recipe that needs a boost of Italian flavor.

Here are some suggestions;
A rub for meats and fish – this works great as an Italian chicken breast rub as well as a rub for lamb, fish, pork, and steak
Salad dressing – combine with olive oil and vinegar or with yogurt and lemon to make a lovely salad dressing for your food.
A dip – combine with yogurt and lemon to make into a delicious dip.

A marinade – mix with olive oil and vinegar or lemon as a marinade.
All the veggies. Sprinkle liberally over vegetables for roasting.
On the grill – use to season your kebabs and other meats before you grill them.
Italian Sausage – Make your own sausage by combining ground pork with this Italian sausage seasoning recipe.

How Much Seasoning To Use?

Go easy with this seasoning and start with less than you think you need and then add more to taste. I recommend you start with 1-2 tablespoons of seasoning for a recipe that serves 4 the first time and then adjust up or down to your taste.

How To Use For Gift Giving?

This easy Seasoning Mix Recipe makes a super unique DIY gift. Mix up a couple of batches, decant into cute spice jars or mason jars, add a ribbon and a label, and hand out to all your foodie friends. 

Is This Recipe Healthy?

When you make your own seasoning, you have control over every ingredient that goes into your homemade spice blends.

This is a good blend to add flavor to your favorite comfort food dishes and it’s vegan, gluten free, low carb, Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant.

italian seasoning mix inside a glass container

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 0 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

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Italian Seasoning

This flavorful and fragrant Italian Seasoning Mix is quick and easy to make!
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage

Instructions

  • Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Next, mix with a dry spatula or whisk.
  • Then transfer the seasoning into an airtight spice jar or a mason jar (if you make a large quantity).
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Notes

    • Make this spice blend with fresh herbs and spices. Replace jars of spices that are older than 6 months.
    • This makes an awesome rub and works great on meats and fish, which you can then cook up in a skillet, Instant Pot, Air Fryer, or oven.
    • If you prefer, you can add all the ingredients into a spice grinder and then blend them into a powder.
    • Easily double or triple the recipe to make enough to give as gifts.
    • Sometimes it is easier to mix the seasoning blend with some oil and make a paste before rubbing it on meat, veggies, etc.
    • Decant into mason jars or decorative jars with lids.
    • Storage – keep in an airtight contain in a cool dark place for up to 6 months.
    • There are 0 WW Blue Plan Smart Points in one serving of this. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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