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A blend of dried herbs that you probably already own! Skip the store-bought blends, and make your own Homemade Italian Seasoning!
Flavor up a meatball soup, add it to your spaghetti sauce, or sprinkle it onto chicken, beef or pork!
As with any store-bought seasoning, many of them are easy to make at home using herbs and spices you already own. This Italian Seasoning Recipe is a blend of, well, Italian style herbs. There are SO many ways to make this seasoning, many involve garlic powder – in fact, my favorite recipe is a blend I make for just the husband and I has red pepper flakes (aka chili flakes) AND garlic. Because garlic is awesome.
THIS seasoning is a blend of basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram & sage and can be used in a ton of recipes – spaghetti sauce is one, but I love to mix it in olive oil and use it a dipping oil for crusty bread, as well as use it to make an Italian dressing (using olive oil, garlic, and vinegar as well). Really, any recipe that calls for Italian Seasoning is fair game!
To make your own seasoning mix – just combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight jar for up to 6 months. Herbs do go stale, so you want to be sure yours is fresh!
If you want to get fancy – you could mix this all in a food processor or a spice grinder – you’d get a more uniform size mix, but be careful not to process too much, or you’ll have powder!
Love making your own spice mixes and seasoning blends? (Me too!). Here’s a few to try.
- Tuscan Seasoning – this one has extra spices, fennel seeds, garlic powder and sundried tomatoes (sometimes lemon zest too!)
- Pumpkin Pie Spice – warm spices, so perfect for Fall! Poultry Seasoning – so good, and perfect for roast chicken.
- Cajun Seasoning – oooh, use this on chicken, fish or shrimp (or french fries)
- Taco Seasoning – make your own, and rock Taco Tuesday!
FAQs and Kylee’s Notes
- What is marjoram?
This is the biggest question I get! It doesn’t seem to be in everyone’s cabinet, so I get it. Marjoram is actually part of the mint family and is a sub-species of oregano. If you don’t have marjoram – don’t worry! just add a little more oregano, you’ll be just fine. The more you know…
- Halve the recipe if you won’t use it within a few months. Dried herbs can go stale!
- Add some garlic powder and onion powder to the mix, I usually do – since chance are, I’ll be adding it anyway!
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Italian Seasoning Recipe
- 2 Tbs dried basil
- 2 Tbs dried oregano
- 2 Tbs dried thyme
- 2 Tbs dried marjoram
- 2 Tbs dried rosemary
- 1 ½ TBS dried sage
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, and transfer to a jar with an airtight lid.
- Use in recipes, and store for up to 6 months (in a cool, dark place like your pantry)
Add some garlic powder to the mix, I usually do – since chance are, I’ll be adding it anyway!