Homemade Italian Seasoning

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Making your own Homemade Italian Seasoning is as easy as combining a few spoonfuls of dried Italian herbs. It takes just a couple minutes to stir together this seasoning mix!

This blend of oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, and marjoram enhances so many dishes from soups and salads to pastas and meats. Once you start making your own Homemade Italian Seasoning, I guarantee you will never buy the pre-packaged seasoning blends from the grocery store ever again!

How To Make Italian Seasoning Mix

If you’ve been reading here for a while, it should come as no surprise to you that I like to make my own spice blends. Homemade Mexican Spice Mix (a.k.a. Taco Seasoning) and Crazy Salt are just a couple of our favorites.

Homemade spice blends are so easy to put together and make it more convenient to cook my favorite recipes without taking extra time to pull all the individual herbs and spices out of the cupboard.

I have been making my own Italian Seasoning for a while now. I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get this posted it on the blog. You can use this seasoning blend in any recipe that calls for Italian Seasoning.

What Is In Italian Seasoning?

Italian Seasoning is simply a mix of dried herbs commonly used in Italian recipes.

Store-bought Italian Seasoning blends vary slightly by brand but they typically contain at least some combination of oregano, rosemary, and basil. Along with those three herbs, I also use thyme and marjoram and sage in my Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend.

The benefit of making your own seasoning blends is that you can completely tailor them to your tastes! Once you make this blend a few times you might find you want to adjust the amounts of each dried herb to find the flavor balance you love.

Italian Seasoning Recipe

Making Homemade Italian Seasoning is as easy as combining a few dried herbs in a jar and shaking it all up. The most labor intensive part of this recipe is lightly crushing the dried rosemary with your fingers but that takes literally seconds.

Shake the seasonings to mix well and store in a sealed jar or container in a dry place. I like to keep mine in a container with a shaker top so that it’s easy to add just the right amount to any recipe.

The beauty of a seasoning blend is most obvious on the nights when I’m rushed and moving so fast in the kitchen that it makes a big difference to just be able to drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle the spice mix along with some salt on our vegetables, potatoes, or rice.

Make your own Italian seasoning mix!

I realize that it only takes a few extra moments to grab all the individual spice jars out of the cupboard, but I find I rarely go to the trouble when I’m in a hurry. Using a pre-mixed blend of spices doesn’t take any more time than the usual sprinkling of salt and pepper and yet it adds so much flavor to any dish!

If you have limited counter space, a pre-mixed seasoning blend can also save you space when you’re getting ready to cook. No one wants a countertop cluttered with a million tiny jars when they’re trying to cook a quick meal.

You can toss this seasoning mix into Italian White Bean, Cabbage and Sausage Soup, sprinkle it on top of chicken thighs, or use it to enhance the flavors of my favorite Sheet Pan Chicken with Green Beans and Potatoes.

It’s also a great way to liven up a jarred pasta sauce on nights when you’re in need of a quick dinner! The ways to use Italian Seasoning are endless.

Are you convinced to start making your own spice and herb blends yet?

The recipe I’ve included below yields about half a cup of seasoning. Feel free to double or triple the recipe so it’ll last you a while!

Looking for more great homemade spice blend recipes to simplify your cooking life? Check out our Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix, this DIY Chili Seasoning and Best Ever Homemade Blackened Seasoning too.

Homemade Italian Seasoning is easy to make!

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Homemade Italian Seasoning is easy to make!

Homemade Italian Seasoning

5 from 2 votes
This savory spice mix can be used to add flavor to a variety of dishes.
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Spice
Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients 

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

Instructions

  • Combine the basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram, and sage in a small jar. Lightly crush the large pieces of rosemary with your fingers before adding it to the jar. Stir the spices or seal with a lid and shake to combine. Cook with these spices as you would with as any Italian seasoning. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcal
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{originally published 6/4/15 – recipe notes and photos updated 5/22/20}

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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Jean OToole says

    Mary! Love the mix of spices and the fact that you omitted the salt (add later), making it a heart healthy alternative! You can't go wrong with Sage, Basil and Rosemary in any mix!

  2. Patricia Swiadek says

    This is my first time viewing you! I’m a beginner so pls overlook some of my questions! The seasoning mixes have NO sodium?? Unless otherwise stated?the natural herbs r sodium free , yes? Where can I buy fresh natural herbs? I’m very excite, just told Must minimize all sodium! Your home made spices look like a light at the end of the tunnel! Thank you for the chance to contact you! God bless you and be safe!5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Yes, all of the seasoning mixes can be made without salt, Patricia. I just buy the dried spices at the grocery store. If you have access to bulk foods, that will be the least expensive option.