Homemade Poultry Seasoning

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Homemade Poultry Seasoning is the perfect blend of spices to add to any chicken or turkey dish or to your favorites soups or stuffing recipes!

Homemade Poultry Seasoning is easy to DIY at home and the perfect addition to any savory dish!

What is Poultry Seasoning

You may be wondering what’s in poultry seasoning?!  Poultry Seasoning is simply a seasoning blend often used in turkey and stuffing recipes.  I always add a little spoonful to my broth or chicken soups to add that savory flavor we associate with turkey dinner.  Hints of sage and rosemary make dishes taste so homey.

You can find it in the spice aisle at the grocery store (or online) but you can also quickly and easily make your own at home.

You very likely have all of these ingredients on hand to easily make your own DIY poultry seasoning blend.  Most of the spices you’ll likely have already blended except the rosemary.  I just put it in my coffee grinder or magic bullet to grind a little bit.

Once mixed, this will keep in the cupboard for up to a 6 months in an airtight container or spice jar and this is the perfect substitute for poultry seasoning from the store. This is a small recipe making only 3 tablespoons but it can easily be doubled or tripled if you’d like more.

It’s great added into any recipe using chicken including casseroles, dumplings.  When I am roasting a turkey (or chicken), I also rub the outside of the bird with olive oil and then do a rub of poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.  It makes the most crispy savory skin and tastes wonderful!

More Recipes Using Poultry Seasoning

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings The perfect weeknight dinner and the ultimate comfort food!

Homemade Breakfast Sausage from Nutmeg Nanny: These easy sausages are full of spices, garlic and sweet maple syrup.

Chicken Barley Soup  This easy and delicious soup recipe is the perfect lunch or dinner and it reheats beautifully!

Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms from Kalyn’s Kitchen: Tender juicy chicken and mushrooms in a sweet balsamic sauce.

Homemade Poultry Seasoning

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  • 4 teaspoons ground sage
  • 3 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground marjoram
  • 2 teaspoon ground rosemary
  • 1 ⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a tightly sealed container.
  2. Store for up to 6 months.


You can substitute finely ground black pepper in place of the white pepper. White pepper provides a more traditional flavor.

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Homemade Poultry Seasoning is the perfect blend of spices to add to any chicken or turkey dish or to your favorites soups or stuffing recipes!

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16 comments on “Homemade Poultry Seasoning”

  1. we made cookies with cakemix they were wonderful grandkids and friends ate them all up so fast. Love the recipes on your site haven’t had a failure or thumb down since I started using them .

  2. I grew sage this year in my garden how do I make it ground sage okay I just use the leaves and crunch them up.

    • Hang bundles of sage to dry in an out-of-the-way spot, away from direct sunlight. Or you can use a dehydrator on the lowest setting (it will be ready in about a day), or just dry in the oven on the lowest possible setting until evenly crisp. Then crumble! I hope this helps!

  3. I love the idea of making it yourself so you know exactly what’s in it.

  4. I grew up in Canada where poultry seasoning was always used for a roast chicken stuffing – here in the UK though I can’t get it and I miss it! I am so making this soon! In fact, I’m creating a full roast chicken dinner for a brand this week so I’ll use this recipe to season my stuffing, thank you! :D

    Rating: 5
  5. ooh! I don’t have a recipe for poultry seasoning, thank you – this is great!!

    Rating: 5
  6. This is a great idea, it’s perfect to have on hand!

    Rating: 5
  7. Such a great post right before the holidays! Poultry seasoning is a must for Thanksgiving stuffing, but I never knew how to make it. Yum!

    Rating: 5
  8. I love to make my own spice mixes at home so I can control the quality of the spices. You never know howl long the mixes have been sitting on a market shelf! I love this as I don’t have a poultry seasoning at home at the moment. This is definitely one I need to make!

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  9. I need to print this right now and put it in my recipe binder. I never seem to have poultry seasoning when I need it! But I always have all of these spices. Thanks!

  10. This is a great idea nothing better than doing yoru own condiments and spices at home this is a tradition in many cultures. I grow my own herbs so I need to start this practice

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  11. This is such a great idea! I never buy poultry seasoning so when a recipe calls for it I just kinda throw in whatever. Now, I know what to use!

    Rating: 5
  12. I love using poultry seasoning on the Thanksgiving turkey as well. It’s also great to add to stuffing.

  13. I love making my own spice mix too! Makes things so much easier and customized. Nothing beats good poultry seasonings. I love the combinations – the sage sounds just right.

  14. I love this homemade spice mix…I’ve never tried poultry seasoning but I love the mix of herbs here.

  15. This recipe is brilliant!! I always use a pre-made seasoning, but I love that this one is homemade. It sounds delicious!

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