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This Italian Seasoning is a mixture of herbs and spices that will add delicious, savory flavor to your meals.

Use it in pasta sauce, marinades, or roasted veggies!

Italian Seasoning in a jar and in a spoon

Ingredients in Italian Seasoning

  • Herbs: Basil and oregano are the base of this seasoning and provide great flavor, perfect for a wide range of dishes.
  • Aromatic: Garlic powder, rosemary, and thyme add a fragrant depth, enhancing the overall flavor of this DIY Italian seasoning blend.
  • Spice: Red pepper flakes add a very subtle bit of spice, add extra or skip it according to your tastes.
  • Optional additions: If you have them on hand, you can add one teaspoon marjoram, ½ teaspoon Onion powder, or ¼ teaspoon ground sage.

How to Make Italian Seasoning

Making your own Italian Seasoning is easy and allows you to adjust the flavors to your tastes. Many store-bought seasonings can be high in salt – this homemade version is salt-free and gluten-free (just double-check your dried herbs!). Additionally, making spice blends at home is often more cost-effective than purchasing pre-made versions.

Simply mix the spices in the recipe below and store it in a jar or an airtight container for up to 6 months. You can keep it longer since the spices are dried, but it will begin to lose flavor.

Italian Seasoning ingredients on a plate

How to Use Italian Seasoning

This Italian seasoning recipe is so versatile, sprinkle it into spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce, use it to make Italian salad dressing or place it in a spice grinder and garnish your favorite pasta dishes!

Did you make this homemade Italian Seasoning? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!

Italian Seasoning in a jar and in a spoon
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Italian Seasoning

This is the perfect blend of spices to add to soups, stews, and marinades.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 tablespoons


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


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Pour into a spice jar or air-tight container and store in a cool dark place for up to 6 months.


This recipe can be made in larger batches, to adjust the recipe, adjust the servings on the “print” page.
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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.

Course Pantry, Seasonings, Spices
Cuisine Italian
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  1. Really good. My Herbs/Spices consist of White Pepper, Garlic Powder, Rosemary, Mint ground and mixed with Olive Oil like a Pesto. Then pour that onto the Meat, Egg, Milk mixture, and combine.

  2. I wonder why you say “the perfect blend of spices…” when the only spice is chilli flakes. Surely it should be called “the perfect blend of herbs with chilli…”
    I have been using this for over 12 months in all sorts of cooking and love the recipe. I am just about to make a 3rd lot since I found the recipe.4 stars

    1. Hi Sandra, we refer to all the ingredients in the recipe as spices. I’m glad you are enjoying it!

  3. I really thought I’d reviewed this before. This is my go to recipe for Italian seasoning. I love being able to source it with spices I already have and that it’s salt-free (I love salt but too many spice blends lean on salt and you never know what you’re going to end up with). 5-stars!

    PS – making another batch now! :-)5 stars

    1. Hi Lon, perhaps you are thinking of a different recipe? This recipe does not include any of those ingredients.

  4. I use this seasoning on so many dishes! It’s great for meats, gravies, veggies, etc. It gives the right amount of seasoning and kick to anything savory. Sometimes I add coriander or marjoram to the mix. Thank you!5 stars

  5. I use this seasoning on so many dishes! It’s great for meats, gravies, veggies, etc. It gives the right amount of seasoning and kick to anything savory. Sometimes I add coriander or marjoram to the mix. Thank you!5 stars

  6. I’ve been craving pasta these days, so I was thinking of grabbing Italian food for dinner with my friends later. Thank you for letting us know that Italian seasoning uses a blend of herbs and spices to give an extra mild flavor to our pasta sauces. I’ll keep this in mind while I look for a nearby authentic Italian restaurant we can go to for dinner later.

  7. Your blog is impressive, thanks to the quality of your recipes & other content….

  8. Great recipe for so many dishes…but do especially love it as a salad topper with some EVO and white vinegar plus a dash of salt! Fresh and delicious!! Much more healthy than store bought dressings!! thank you5 stars