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Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

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If you’ve been wondering what’s in Italian Seasoning, the ingredients are quite simple and it’s so easy to make!

Our amazing homemade blend uses dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, onion flakes, garlic powder, sea salt, parsley, paprika and crushed red pepper flakes.

This seasoning mix recipe will fill an entire pint-sized mason jar. That way, you can make it once and use it over and over again. It’s such a time saver! Check out the tips for using it under the recipe.

Italian Seasoning Blend Recipe

Learn how to make your own homemade Italian Seasoning in this easy spice mix recipe with bonus dressing recipe below.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Recipe Servings: 32


  • ¼ cup dried basil
  • ¼ cup dried oregano
  • ¼ cup dried rosemary
  • ¼ cup dried thyme
  • ¼ cup dried onion flakes
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Small mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing spoon
  • 16 ounce glass jar


  • Measure out your ingredients.
    Ingredients for homemade Italian seasoning in small piles in a white bowl.
  • Mix everything together in a small mixing bowl until well combined.
    White mixing bowl with a spoon mixing the ingredients for Italian seasoning
  • Transfer to a pint-sized mason jar or other airtight container in a cool, dry place. Shake before each use to make sure the ingredients are still evenly distributed in the jar.
    Overhead view of homemade Italian seasoning in a pint sized mason jar


See Tips Below!!!

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Tips for Using Italian Seasoning

1. How do I make Italian Dressing?

All you have to do is mix 2 tablespoons of this seasoning blend with 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil and 2/3 cup of white wine vinegar and shake vigorously. Let it sit overnight so the dried herbs can infuse and flavor the oil and vinegar.

Of course, you can use fresh herbs in place of the dried spices for the dressing, but I love being able to quickly grab my jar of Italian Seasoning mix. It should store nicely in your refrigerator for a couple of weeks too.

While it’s best if you use my Italian seasoning substitute, you can use a store-bought mix as well. I don’t recommend the Good Seasons Italian dressing packets as they have lots of unnecessary added ingredients.

And if you’re looking for another dressing idea, check out our homemade ranch dressing recipe.

2. What else can I make with this mix?

This is one of the most flexible spice mixes I make – it has so many uses! Add it to soups and pasta sauces or sprinkle it over your chicken or pot roast before putting it in the oven or crock pot.

Another favorite use is roasted potatoes! Toss chopped potatoes lightly with olive oil before sprinkling Italian seasoning over them and roasting. Delish!

3. Is this a copycat McCormick Italian Seasoning recipe?

Not exactly. McCormick contains only marjoram, basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, savory and sage. Our recipe has more ingredients and a more complex flavor that we’ve spent years working on developing, which is why homemade is always better than store bought, in my opinion.

4. Can I make it in smaller batches?

Of course. Just cut the recipe in half and it’ll make 8 ounces. Cut it in quarters and it’ll make about 4 ounces. I like to make it by the quart (double this recipe), then keep smaller amounts in cool spice jars in the kitchen that I refill.

5. Best place to buy bulk spices?

I buy all of my spices in bulk because I make all of our seasoning blends from scratch. Starwest Botanicals has great prices on bulk spices, so that’s who I source most of my spices and seasonings from to make my own mixes.

If you want to make some of my other homemade spice blends, these are popular choices:

  1. Ranch Seasoning
  2. Cajun Seasoning
  3. Onion Soup Mix
Italian seasoning being scooped out of a jar with a spoon to show the texture

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