Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix adds so much flavor to sauces and casseroles. You probably have all of the ingredients in your cupboard already so check it out. It only takes a little measuring and you are done.
I use a lot of Italian seasoning and I bet you do too. The recipes that you can make are countless and if you can make a Homemade Italian Seasoning mix then you are also on your way to saving money.
You see all of the herbs and spices that are used in this recipe and Italian cuisines are probably already in your cupboard and just waiting to be used more often.
There's an Italian seasoning packet on the shelves in the grocery store. I think you know the section I mean.
But do you know that those packets only hold about 2 tablespoons of the herb mix and the price is pretty darn expensive?
Don't be intimidated about making your own herb and seasoning mixes because it is really easy. You can keep the mixes in old jars that you've already collected or buy one of the many glass jar sets that are out there.
Italian seasoning uses
This recipe goes really well in red sauces and countless casseroles. It also goes really well sprinkled in with sautéd vegetables.
You can easily cut this recipe in half or if you're like me - go for it!
- Side dishes can shine when Italian spices are added. This Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley proves it.
- Stuffed Mushrooms can be a side or appetizer.
- I think soup was invented to take advantage of herbs and spices. This Kale White Bean Soup tastes great with one teaspoon added.
- And don't forget pilaf. This Italian seasoning blend is perfect in this Rice Pilaf with Vegan Sausage.
A little bit goes a long way and it really does make a difference. You know when someone says that a recipe needs a little something? Well, that little something is usually a little seasoning.
A pinch of seasoning and maybe a little salt might be all you need.
Homemade Italian seasoning ingredients
- oregano, dried
- dried basil
- parsley, dried
- dried rosemary
- dried thyme
- garlic powder
- onion powder
Well, this barely needs instructions but I really would like to show you some step by step photos.
Get out a medium size bowl and start to add the spices and herbs.
Keep adding the ingredient and then whisk together until all of the Italian dried seasoning mix is well combined.
Store the dried Italian seasoning in an airtight container.
Herb and spice mixes are so pretty. Not only do they complement your recipes but they make a wonderful gift too.
Everyone gets a smile on their face when they're handed a pretty little jar of a great mix. You can even attach a favorite recipe to go along with the seasonings.
Homemade spice mixes for gifts and home
- Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
- Taco Seasoning is always a favorite.
- Fajita Mix is becoming my fast and favorite seasoning mix.
- Garam Masala is indispensable for many East Indian dishes
- Homemade Cajun Seasoning
- Homemade Curry Powder
- Pumpkin Spice Mix is a must-have in the autumn. Those little white jars were from World Market.
- Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix gets used a lot in our household.
- Homemade Seasoned Salt is a Must Have
- And last but not least Mulling Spices for mulled wine and mulled apple cider.
I didn't realize I had so many mixes on the blog. It looks like there are some I need to add too.
Do yourself a favor. Don't procrastinate becasue this recipe really only takes 15 minutes, at the most. It's just measuring.
It is best if you don't. If you freeze mixes some of the herbs or spices may change their flavor.
You can keep the mixes in a cool dark place for up to a year.
Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons basil, dried
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoons onion powder
- Add all of the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
- Whisk until well combined.
- Transfer and store in airtight container of your choice.
When I first put on this recipe it was 2015. I also had a slightly different recipe that included marjoram and sage and I left out the parsley.
Well, I don't want to omit that Italian seasoning recipe because it also has great Italian flavors. I like to use this older recipe the most with recipes that use red sauces and plant based meats.
Here is that recipe and the original photos. I hope you get to make both of these mixes and have fun with them.
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- dried rosemary, 2 tablespoons
- 2 tablespoons dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons dried marjoram
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder, not tablespoons
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground sage, not tablespoons
Mix all of the ingredients together. That is it.