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Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend

A homemade Italian seasoning blend is a must-have for any home cook who loves to add bold and authentic flavors to their Italian dishes. Made with a mix of dried herbs, this aromatic seasoning blend adds depth and a flavorful sophistication to pasta sauces, salads, meats, and more. It's so easy to make at home, and we’re sure you’ll love the savory, earthy, and subtle sweetness it adds to your meals. Store it in an airtight container, and you'll have an Italian spice blend ready to use whenever you want to bring a touch of Italy to your kitchen.

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What is Italian Seasoning?

The Magical Blend of Extraordinary Taste & Delicious Flavor...

Italian cuisine is famous worldwide for its extraordinary taste and delicious flavors. Contributing to the signature taste of its food is a magical blend of aromatic and flavorful herbs and spices that provide a unique taste to any Italian dish. This blend is Italian seasoning.

ABOUT THIS RECIPE (per serving)

Gluten FreeDairy FreeNut FreeEgg FreeVegetarianWhole30PaleoKetoQuick & EasyHealthy ChoicesSoy Free
Servings:  16 tablespoons - Yield 1 cup
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Prep Time :5 minutes
Total Time :5 minutes
Course : Accompaniment, Ingredient, Seasoning, Topping
Cuisine : Italian, Mediterranean
Diet : Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
Calories 213
Fat 3
Carbohydrates 47
Protein 11

Please note that the calories listed reflect the total yield amount for this recipe.

While Italian seasoning can be easily bought at any grocery store, nothing beats the taste of a homemade version you can make yourself with dried herbs and spices commonly used in Italian cuisine. In this post, we’re sharing our favorite salt-free blend for Italian seasoning that you can use to add an authentic taste to your Italian dishes.

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How to Make Homemade Italian Seasoning at Home

Most typical Italian seasoning blends combine dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder. From there, each Italian cook’s signature blend is slightly different and can even include dried vegetables.

Our favorite blend includes dried red bell pepper which you can find already dried on Amazon, or you could dehydrate the peppers yourself at home. We like the addition of dried red bell pepper because when rehydrated in a dressing or other recipe, it provides a little extra sweetness.

This is a versatile seasoning for which you’ll find many uses in various dishes, ranging from pasta sauces, pizzas, and marinades to salads, soups, and for seasoning roasted vegetables.

Ingredients

Three tablespoons each of:

▢  Basil, dried
▢  Oregano, dried
▢  Parsley, dried

Two tablespoons each of:

▢  Red Bell Pepper, dried
▢  Thyme, dried
▢  Rosemary, dried
▢  Garlic powder

One tablespoon:

▢  Onion powder

Lastly, one teaspoon of each:

▢  Black Pepper
▢  Red Pepper flakes (if using)

Instructions

Measure out all the ingredients so that they are ready to use.

Add all the dried herbs and spices in a small mixing bowl, including dried basil, oregano, parsley, dried red bell pepper, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).

Mix all the ingredients well to ensure that they become evenly distributed.

Store the homemade Italian seasoning blend in an airtight glass jar or a BPA-Free plastic container with a tightly sealed lid. Label it with the name of the seasoning, the date you made it, and any additional notes you may find helpful. Place in a cool and dry place for future use.

Tips for making homemade Italian seasoning:

  • Experiment with different ratios of herbs to find a blend that suits your taste preferences.
  • Use the freshest dried herbs whenever possible.
  • Remember that fresh-cut, dried herbs will tend to have a more vibrant flavor than dried herbs that have sat in your cupboard for a long time.
  • Store the seasoning in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and moisture. This will ensure that the spices remain fresh and potent for a lengthier period.
  • If desired, add red pepper flakes to the seasoning for a bit of heat. Of course, this is optional and can be omitted if you don’t like spicy food.
  • Some recipes call for salt in their homemade Italian seasoning. However, we feel it’s best to leave out the salt and season your dish accordingly to whatever you’re making.

How to use homemade Italian seasoning:

You can use homemade Italian seasoning in any of your favorite Italian dishes, and it’s also great for enhancing the flavor of nearly any dish. Here are a few more popular ideas where you can add this seasoning to add incredible taste:
  1. Pasta dishes: Sprinkle Italian seasoning over your favorite pasta dishes like spaghetti, fettuccine, or lasagna to add an authentic flavor.
  2. Marinades: Italian seasoning can be used as a starter for marinades. Combine it with olive oil and lemon juice to make a quick marinade for chicken and pork.
  3. Pizza: Add Italian seasoning as a topping to your homemade pizza to have the taste of a professional pizzeria. When making pizza dough from scratch, we also love adding a tablespoon when mixing it up!
  4. Roasted Vegetables: Drizzle olive oil and a generous sprinkle of Italian seasoning on an even layer of potatoes or root vegetables arranged on a baking sheet. Lightly toss to coat, then bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes for an easy, flavorful, roasted vegetable side dish everyone will love!
  5. Salad Dressing: Whip up an easy salad dressing in minutes using Italian seasoning with a handful of simple ingredients to dress your favorite salads or to make a dip for vegetables and chips.
  6. Soup and Stews: Stir Italian seasoning into soups, stews, and casseroles to enhance flavor.

Before we go…

We hope this recipe for our homemade Italian seasoning is an excellent addition to your spice rack as a simple and easy way to add a unique taste to your favorite Italian dishes. When you make it at home, you will ensure it’s fresh, fragrant, and suits your taste preferences. Try it tonight to discover the difference.

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Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend

Kymberley @GfreeDeliciously
Made with a mix of dried herbs, this aromatic seasoning blend adds depth and a flavorful sophistication to pasta sauces, salads, meats, and more. The seasoning is easy to make at home; you’ll love the savory, earthy, and subtle sweetness it adds to your meals. Store it in an airtight container, and you'll have an Italian spice blend ready to use whenever you want to bring a touch of Italy to your kitchen.
5 from 1 vote
Gluten FreeDairy FreeNut FreeEgg FreeVegetarianWhole30PaleoKetoQuick & EasyHealthy ChoicesSoy Free
This recipe may contain affiliate links. For more information, visit our Affiliate Disclosure.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Accompaniment, Ingredient, Seasoning, Topping
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 16 tablespoons - Yield 1 cup
Calories 213 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • small bowl
  • Utensils (Whisk, Measuring Cups & Spoons, Large Spoon)

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INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Measure out all the ingredients so that they are ready to use.
    3 tablespoons Basil,, 3 tablespoons Oregano, 3 tablespoons Parsley, 2 tablespoons Red Bell Pepper, 2 tablespoons Thyme, 2 tablespoons Rosemary, 2 tablespoons Garlic powder, 1 tablespoon Onion powder, 1 teaspoon Black Pepper, 1 teaspoon Red Pepper flakes
  • Combine all the dried herbs and spices in a small mixing bowl, including dried basil, oregano, parsley, dried red bell pepper, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  • Mix all the ingredients well to ensure that they become evenly distributed.
  • Store the homemade Italian seasoning blend in an airtight glass jar or a BPA-Free plastic container with a tightly sealed lid. Label it with the name of the seasoning, the date you made it, and any additional notes you may find helpful. Place in a cool and dry place for future use.

KITCHEN NOTES

Tips for making homemade Italian seasoning:
  • Experiment with different ratios of herbs to find a blend that suits your taste preferences.
  • Use the freshest dried herbs whenever possible. Remember that fresh-cut, dried herbs will tend to have a more vibrant flavor than dried herbs that have sat in your cupboard for a long time.
  • Store the seasoning in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and moisture. This will ensure that the spices remain fresh and potent for a lengthier period.
  • If desired, add red pepper flakes to the seasoning for a bit of heat. Of course, this is optional and can be omitted if you don't like spicy food.
  • Some recipes call for salt in their homemade Italian seasoning. However, we feel it's best to leave out the salt and season your dish accordingly to whatever you're making.

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 11gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 499mgPotassium: 1137mgFiber: 21gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1648IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 846mgIron: 31mg
Keyword basil, garlic, Italian, onion, oregano, parsley, quick and easy, rosemary, seasoning, Seasonings & Flavorings, spice, spice blend, thyme
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