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!
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In one minute flat, you can have the best homemade Italian seasoning ready to go! You can use it as a substitute in any recipe that calls for Italian seasoning packets or in any of your favorite Italian-inspired recipes, from marinara sauce to salad dressing!
Trust me, once you make this, you’ll never go back to store bought again! Why, you ask? Well, this Italian seasoning blend is jam packed with flavor to take your recipes to the next level!
Italian seasoning tastes herby, earthy, savory, and rich, with just a touch of heat. This recipe 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.
I promise, once you unlock the magic of making spice blends at home, you’ll never buy a store-bought packet again! It will save you money and allow you to control 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:
- Oregano or Marjoram. They are very similar but marjoram is slightly milder in flavor than oregano.
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Red pepper flakes, optional. You can add as much red pepper flakes as you prefer, and even omit it if you’d like!
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 do that separately.
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.
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.
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 recipes that use Italian seasoning: Pepperoni Pizza Frittata, Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin, Air Fryer Zucchini & Onions, Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken.
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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.