How To Make Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix

Homemade Italian Seasoning

Did you know that you can make your very own Italian Seasoning mix? You sure can. I typically make this in the summer time when my fresh herbs are going nuts and I have more than I can possibly use. I just lay them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment and let them wither away. Voila, like magic you have dried spices. My favorite part? Blasting them up in my coffee grinder until they’re to my just right for me desired consistency (I like a little texture if you like yours more of a powder then just keep on blasting away).

Fresh Herbs

I honestly HATE to waste food (ask my family how many versions of chicken they had last week ha) so this is a great way to re-purpose your fresh herbs. This could not be any easier and because you’re making it yourself you can pretty much decide what goes into it. Don’t like rosemary (gasp) leave it out. Love extra parsley,  put it in. The seasoning police are not going to show up at your house so go ahead and be bold. Now if you don’t have an herb garden growing like weeds on your deck, no worries, you can definitely use store bought dried herbs to make your mix (no need to pulse them in the grinder if using store bought just mix together.)

Homemade Italian Seasoning
I store my seasoning mix in mini Weck jars (obsessed) and stack them in my pantry. PS these make great gifts so don’t be afraid to blast up a huge batch and share the seasoning love. Maybe your friends will even make you a meal using it! Not that that is my motivation or anything ehem.

Now what do you do with this masterful mix? It’s great on chicken, pork or even as a dipping sauce for crusty bread (mix a little seasoning mix with olive oil).

Baci!
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DIY Italian Seasoning Mix

What You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried flat leaf Italian parsley

What To Do:

  1. Pulse ingredients into a spice grinder until desired consistency.
  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place.
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23 Comments

  1. 1

    What a great recipe! I love it, now I don’t have to buy Italian seasoning anymore! Thanks!

  2. 2

    Great tips, Paula! I’ve always talked about making my own, but haven’t!

  3. 3
    Chris /

    Woow, in never thought I could dry my own herbs what a wonderful idea. When planting a garden everything usually is ripe at the same time, now I can dry my herbs and use them all year round.

  4. 4

    I love homemade seasonings!

  5. 5

    I LOVE your homemade ingredients!!

  6. 6

    Oh my goodness I love this recipe, thanks for sharing!

  7. 7

    Our girls harvested all our remaining herbs last fall and dried them out. It’s such a great way to use it all up – I can’t stand to waste food, either!

  8. 8

    Love the idea of homemade seasonings! Thanks for sharing!

  9. 9

    I love keeping homemade seasonings in my pantry (and giving them as gifts, too). Great idea, Paula!

  10. 10

    Homemade is always better, I love this!

  11. 11

    Mmmm! Now that’s Italian! Those herbs mixed with grated parmesan and homemade bread crumbs makes awesome seasoned bread crumbs. Love your blog! And the photos are just gorgeous!

  12. 12

    Thank you Paula! We don’t have to buy Italian seasoning anymore either.
    Cheers,
    J+C

  13. 13

    I have all these herbs in my garden so now I have no excuse not to turn them into some wonderful Italian Seasoning!

  14. 14
    Cheri /

    Thank you so much for simplicity! I hate, hate, hate rosemary and wanted a simple mix I could throw together myself while leaving the rosemary out.

  15. 15
    Gary /

    How much of your Italian seasoning mix should I use in 1 pound of sausage. Thank you, Gary

    • 15.1

      Hi Gary! I would estimate about 1 tablespoon for a pound of sausage.

  16. 16
    Allison /

    Can this mix be used for Italian dressing? If so, how would you make it?

  17. 17
    Margie /

    Your photos are beautiful!

  18. 18

    Love homemade spice mixes, and I just so happen to need one for Italian recipes! Perfect!

  19. 19

    Paula I love this idea. This is a seasoning I would use all the time and it’s so satisfying to think I could MAKE it! Perfect.

  20. 20

    I love making homemade seasonings! It helps keep my herb garden trimmed and the fresh herbs taste and smell so fresh.

  21. 21

    I love the idea of making your own seasoning mixes–never think to dry my herbs out and make my own thought. doh!

  22. 22
    James Owens /

    Hi Paula, are you going to post other salad toppings (dressings)? If so I would appreciate it, I’m type two diabetic and when invited to out of house meals, can possibly create and take with me. Thank you in advance.

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