Making homemade Italian Seasoning has never been easier! All of the ingredients are pantry staples, and there is no sugar or salt added, so you can use it as a substitute in any Italian inspired recipes!
Why It Works
This Italian seasoning is a lovely blend of herbs and spices, perfect for any Italian inspired recipes. In just one minute flat, you can have the best homemade Italian seasoning, totally ready to go!
👉 You can use it as a substitute in any recipe that calls for Italian seasoning packets (which are full of yucky ingredients, by the way), or in any of your favorite Italian-inspired recipes, from marinara sauce to salad dressing to chicken breasts!
Trust me, once you make this, you’ll never go back to a store bought spice blend again. Why, you ask? Well, this Italian seasoning blend is jam packed with exactly the flavor to take your recipes to the next level!
👉 What does it taste like? Italian seasoning tastes herby, earthy, savory, and rich, with just a touch of heat. This recipe also has no salt and no sugar, so it works great if you’re following a Keto, Low carb, Whole30, or lower sodium way of eating.
Once you unlock the magic of making spice blends at home, you’ll love that it ups the flavor factor, while saving you money and allowing you full control over the ingredients.
🇮🇹 What’s in Italian Seasoning?
Italian seasoning is traditionally a blend of several herbs and spices, leaning heavily on basil, oregano (or marjoram), rosemary, and red pepper flakes. This blend takes it a step further and adds in parsley, garlic, and onion to elevate your favorite Italian dishes.
Here are the ingredients in this seasoning blend:
- Dried Basil.
- Oregano or Marjoram. These two herbs are very similar in flavor, but marjoram is slightly milder than oregano. You can use them interchangeably in most recipes (like my marjoram chicken patties!)
- Dried Parsley
- Dried Rosemary
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Red pepper flakes, optional. You can add as much red pepper flakes as you prefer depending on how spicy you like your dishes. Alternately, you omit it to avoid any heat.
Note that this recipe calls for no sugar and no salt, so if you use it in dishes that should be sweetened or salted, you’ll have to add that separately. I personally prefer it this way so I can customize my cooking.
🥄 Instructions & How to Store
To make the spice blend, simply grab your measuring spoons and measure out all the herbs and spices. Add them to a small dish and mix it up to combine them. Now guess what? You’re done. I told you it was easy, didn’t I?
To store: Transfer the seasoning blend to an airtight container or ziplock bag. Store it at room temperature. I like to keep my spices in small mason jars, labeled with the date I made it and readily accessible in my pantry.
How long is it good for? For best taste, use within a year, unless the expiration on any of the individual spices comes before that.
👨🍳 Recipes that Use Italian Seasoning
This made from scratch Italian seasoning blend is a great multi-purpose seasoning blend. Substitute this blend 1:1 in any recipes that call for Italian seasoning. Some of my favorite uses?
Some more of my favorites are Keto Philly Cheesesteak Zucchini Boats, Air Fryer Zucchini & Onions and Pepperoni & Cheese Crisps, but you can use it on any mild flavored protein like chicken or fish, roasted vegetables, or any of your favorite Italian inspired recipes.
You can even mix it with oil and vinegar to make a fabulous Italian Vinaigrette!
More Homemade Seasoning Blends
Soon you’ll be making all of your own homemade spice blends! Some of my favorites are:
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Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend
- 2 Tablespoons dried basil
- 2 Tablespoons dried oregano or substitute 2.5 Tablespoons dried marjoram
- 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 Tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1.5 teaspoons onion powder
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme optional
- Add all ingredients to a small glass dish. Use a spoon to mix well.