Homemade Italian Seasoning

|

I love making my own homemade seasoning mixes to save money and also avoid unnecessary ingredients. Our homemade Italian seasoning requires just 7 ingredients and is the perfect addition to your favorite Italian recipes!

Make your own homemade Italian seasoning recipe to save money and make your Italian recipes even more delicious and flavorful. Make a great gift for an Italian food lover, too

Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

I don’t think it will come as any surprise given the amount of Italian recipes on this site that I’m part Italian! My paternal grandfather was Italian, and some of my best food memories growing up were our giant family get-togethers featuring table upon table of mouth-watering Italian food.

I go through a LOT of Italian Seasoning mix and if I didn’t make my own, it would be crazy expensive!

To make my own, I often buy my spices from a bulk store, or if that’s not an option, buy the large containers of the individual spices and herbs. Buying the little containers to make this seasoning would be just as expensive as buying the pre-mixed seasoning.

You can also dry your own herbs to use for this homemade seasoning!

Not only is making my own Italian seasoning way cheaper than buying the store mixes, I’m able to adjust the quantities of each individual spice to suit my personal tastes and avoid the preservatives in conventional mixes (like maltodextrin which has some serious health risks and monosodium glutamine (MSG) which is used as a flavor enhancer).

(I’m giving you a pretty straightforward and evenly balanced mix in the recipe below, so you can adjust based on your preferences. My dad LOVES oregano, so I usually bump up the amount I use when I make this mix for him.)

While I am definitely not the mom who avoids a treat, if I can avoid ingredients that pose a threat to my family’s health, I’m going to – and I’m going to feel a lot better about serving food seasoned with my own seasoning mix to my family.

This homemade Italian seasoning is shelf-stable for up to a year, as long as you use fresh (dried) herbs and spices when you make it and store in a cool, dry spot in your kitchen.

You can use a spice grinder to blitz this Italian mixture into a uniform texture. This ensures that every teaspoon is perfectly balanced, as the powdered ingredients can settle in the bottom. Or, check out this new Finamill Electric Spice Grinder – you can store your seasoning in one of their pods and then freshly grind your Italian seasoning into your recipe at the touch of a button. The Finamill uses interchangeable pods, so you can have freshly ground pepper, salt, garlic, ranch, etc, all using the same grinder.

This seasoning is gluten-free, paleo, low-carb and vegan and makes a great homemade gift.

What is Italian seasoning made of? Our Italian seasoning is made with rosemary, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. You can omit the garlic powder, onion powder and salt if you usually use fresh garlic and onions in your recipes, but I don’t mind having that extra hit even though I usually do use fresh as well.

Some people also like adding parsley, red chile flakes, marjoram, sage, cilantro and savory in their Italian seasoning, so definitely add whatever sounds delicious to you!

How long does this homemade Italian seasoning last? This homemade Italian seasoning is shelf-stable for up to a year, as long as you use fresh (dried) herbs and spices when you make it and store in a cool, dry spot in your kitchen.

Need some inspiration for how to use your Italian seasoning? Check out these recipes that you can use this homemade Italian seasoning in:

You can also use it on popcorn, add to pasta sauces, use to make a homemade Italian dressing, on put it on just about any cut of chicken, burgers, or on roasted veggies. The options are endless!

Homemade Italian Seasoning Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: you can shake up this recipe by adding parsley, red chile flakes, marjoram, sage, cilantro or savory.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

How to Make Italian Seasoning

Measuring out your ingredients and mix together.

Store in a glass mason jar in a cool, dry place in your kitchen.

If you’d like a smoother, more uniform texture, measure the ingredients into a spice grinder and blitz for 20 seconds until large pieces are broken but the mix isn’t too powdery.

 

Pin this Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix:

How to make the perfect homemade Italian seasoning recipe for all of your favorite Italian recipes. This easy Italian spice mix also makes a great homemade gift

Grab your free printable for our easy Italian seasoning mix:

Yield: 11 Tablespoons

Homemade Italian Seasoning

A super simple recipe for homemade Italian seasoning.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Basil
  • 3 Tablespoons Oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons Rosemary
  • 2 Tablespoons Thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder, optional
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt, optional

Instructions

  1. Measuring out your ingredients and mix together.
  2. Store in a glass mason jar in a cool, dry place in your kitchen.
  3. If you'd like a smoother, more uniform texture, measure the ingredients into a spice grinder and blitz for 20 seconds until large pieces are broken but the mix isn't too powdery.

Notes

Tip: you can shake up this recipe by adding parsley, red chile flakes, marjoram, sage, cilantro or savory.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

33

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Pin this Recipe for Later

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

This easy homemade Italian seasoning mix is an essential kitchen staple and makes a thoughtful homemade gift for the Italian food lover in your life!

For more recipes using Italian seasoning, check out our Italian Soup Buns or our Creamy Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup (with video).

Make your own homemade Italian seasoning recipe to save money and make your Italian recipes even more delicious and flavorful. Make a great gift for an Italian food lover, too How to make the perfect homemade Italian seasoning recipe for all of your favorite Italian recipes. This easy Italian spice mix also makes a great homemade gift

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.