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Homemade Italian Seasoning

Skip the store-bought spices and make your own Homemade Italian Seasoning. This simple and delicious spice mix is perfect for seasoning pasta sauce, pizza sauce, dinner recipes, and more. 

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Italian Seasoning

Learn how to make Italian seasoning with a few herbs and spices you might already have on hand in your spice cabinet. A mild Italian flavor that compliments so many dishes. 

Next time you make pizza, spaghetti, or any other dish that requires Italian seasoning, try this blend out. Skip the bottle and see how delicious this homemade spice blends can be!

Check out my All Purpose Seasoning and Taco Seasoning too!

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Ingredients Needed

  • Dried parsley
  • Dried oregano
  • Onion powder
  • Dried basil
  • Dried thyme
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried rosemary

I like to buy my spices in bulk at the local health food store because they are fresher and cheaper than the big chain stores.

Plus you are not paying for their fancy packaging. Just refill your existing spice jars!

Looking for more leftover worthy dishes? Follow LTB on Pinterest and pin to a board!

How to make Homemade Italian Seasoning

First: In a small bowl, add all the ingredients. Mix well to combine.

Second: Pour into an airtight container and store for up to 6 months orin a cool dry place.

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

The expiration date on the spices and herbs will be whichever spice will expire the earliest out of what you use within the ingredients for this recipe.

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What is in McCormicks Italian Seasoning?

McCormicks has a few spices in their blend. You will find – Marjoram, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Savory, and Sage.

The blend I created is very similar, with a few minor tweaks, which I find to make this Italian seasoning recipe stand out from the rest. 

Is oregano the same as Italian seasoning?

Oregano is one single herb, where Italian seasoning is a blend of spices and herbs. Basil, oregano, thyme, parsley, onion powder, garlic, and more are combined to make an Italian blend.

I use oregano all the time in my Italian Green Beans.

What is the difference between Herbs de Provence and Italian Seasoning?

You will find that Herbes de Provence and Italian seasoning are two different things. Both blends of dried herbs are similar.

The Herbs de Provence also has a floral flavor due to using lavender flowers in the mix.

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Tips for No Leftovers

  • If you prefer a stronger flavors of garlic or thyme, feel free to adjust each spice and herb measurements. You can essentially use this recipe as a guide to creating your perfect Italian blend of spices.
  • It would be best to store it in an airtight container in the pantry or a spice cabinet.
  • This seasoning mix can make a great gift to loved ones who enjoy spending time in the kitchen.
  • It is also great to have as you can control all the ingredients used in the blend.
  • Add in some red pepper flakes to add a bit of spice to the mixture.
  • If the herbs or spices are too big then you can always make them smaller by pulsing them in a mini food processor or spice grinder.

Does this recipe double well?

You can honestly make as much or as little of this spice mixture as you would like.

If I am making my own spices and such, I don’t mind adding a bit extra to the recipe to double or triple.

It allows me to stock my pantry and know if I need to order anything for future cooking.

If you love this recipe as much as I do, please write a five-star review in the comment section below (or on Pinterest with the “tried it” button – you can now add pictures into reviews, too!), and be sure to help me share on facebook!

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Ways to use Italian Seasoning

spice mix spilling on marble

Homemade Italian Seasoning

Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Skip the store-bought spices and make your own Homemade Italian Seasoning.


  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Mix all spices and herbs together and store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 12Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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