Italian Seasoning

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Italian Seasoning is a blend of dried herbs and spices creating the perfect addition to your pasta sauces, marinades or your choice of chicken, beef or pork dishes! The possibilities are completely endless, Italian Seasoning is perfect for grilled vegetables, sprinkled on pizza or used in soups or sauces.

This mildly flavoured seasoning has just the right balance of herbs and spices, with just a hint of spice from the red pepper flakes! Reach for it time and again as your favorite seasoning!

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What is in Italian Seasoning?

Italian Seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices used to flavor many Italian dishes. Ironically, it is not typically found in traditional Italian cuisine or in markets in Italy. You may wonder what is in Italian Seasoning? The main herbs commonly used are oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary (many recipes contain marjoram but I rarely have it on hand so I make this Italian Seasoning without marjoram). I also include parsley, red chili flakes and garlic powder for additional zest and flavor.

How to Make Italian Seasoning

This seasoning is so simple to make and tasty that you will never bother to purchase store bought again! Simply measure out the given herbs and spices, mix and store in an airtight container. This will stay perfectly fresh for 6 months if stored in a dark cupboard or drawer and in an airtight container. This is good practice for all your herbs and spices!

Italian Seasoning ingredients on a plate

Homemade Italian Seasoning Good For You? Certain dried herbs found in Italian Seasoning, such as oregano, are antioxidant rich and may help aid digestion but to be honest, you’ll end up consuming such a small amount that you won’t really notice any health benefits.

The nice thing about making your own seasoning is that you know exactly what you are consuming. Many pre-made seasonings are high in salt, so if you need to watch or cut down on your salt intake, this no salt added Italian Seasoning is perfect for you too (and of course it is also gluten free)!

Easily, there are hundreds of recipes that call for Italian Seasoning! Some favorites are …..

Italian Seasoning is a versatile seasoning that makes a fantastic addition to your spice cupboard. Add it to your favorite recipe that calls for Italian Seasoning or even as a replacement for recipes that simply call for oregano or basil! You will not be disappointed!

Homemade Italian Seasoning in clear jar
4.89 from 67 votes
Review Recipe

Homemade Italian Seasoning

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 tablespoons
Author Holly Nilsson
The perfect blend of spices to add to your soups, stews and marinades.


  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

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  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour into an air tight container and store in a cool dark place for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 13, Carbohydrates: 2g, Sodium: 20mg, Potassium: 79mg, Fiber: 1g, Vitamin A: 360IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 2.3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Italian Seasoning
Course Seasonings
Cuisine Italian

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. This is a better Italian seasoning recipe than anything else I’ve bought in-store or seen from another cook. Thanks!5 stars

  2. I was faced with suddenly no Italian seasoning mid way through cooking dinner. Found your Italian blend and oh my goodness, this is by far the best o have ever tasted. Thank you for sharing your talents Holly. This season is amazing and I cannot wait to try additional flavors you are creating. Thank you!!!!!5 stars

  3. Seasoning is your standard fare Italian seasoning. I would recommend adding another half teaspoon of garlic, a half tablespoon of dried lemon zest, and a half teaspoon of white pepper to give this some kick.4 stars

  4. Remember Mrs. Dash no-salt seasoning? I always thought it had all the flavor of ground up cardboard. This Italian seasoning is an excellent no-salt seasoning, as well as seasoning for lasagne, spaghetti, etc. My Costa Rican housemates love it, especially on scrambled eggs.

  5. at this point no comment glad to get the homemade seasonings recipes for i do grow
    herbs so this gives me a good idea of what herbs to use together..
    thank you

  6. Love your mixes! My spice shelf would be BARE if not for your easy, delicious, inexpensive spice blends. You’re like a kitchen lifeguard; saving the day, over and over again!5 stars

    1. I am anxious to try this recipe! What would the equivalent be if a recipe called for a package of Italian dressing mix?

      1. This Italian seasoning is a little different than Italian Dressing Mix, but you could use about 2 Tablespoons in place of it.