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Italian Seasoning Mix makes a great seasoning mix to keep on hand in your pantry. A delicious savory addition to so many Italian dishes from spaghetti to lasagna or to sprinkle on chicken! It is an essential!
I love preparing my own homemade seasoning mixes. It only takes a few minutes and that way I know exactly what is in them and can easily customize them to my tastes. This Italian Seasoning Mix is just one example of the homemade seasoning mixes that I like to make and keep on hand!
Made with just a few ingredients that you most likely already have on hand, it makes it so much easier on those busy weeknights to add to chicken as it bakes, sprinkle in as I’m making spaghetti sauce, or even to just quickly add to vegetables for additional flavor as they cook. You can also use this in place of the garlic and other spices in my easy homemade Italian Dressing recipe. I comes together in a snap!
When I make it, I make sure to make enough to have a good little supply to get me through a few months. Since I’m using all dried spices and seasonings, it is shelf stable in the pantry as long as any of your other opened spices would be. Of course, I go through mine pretty quickly!
What Is In Italian Seasoning Mix?
To make my Italian Seasoning Mix, I use the following:
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- salt – You may choose to omit the salt in the seasoning mix and simply salt your dishes to taste once prepared.
- red pepper flakes (optional) – If you like to add a little heat to yours, you can include a bit of red pepper as well. I prefer to add the red pepper separately to dishes based on what I’m making.
Uses for Italian Seasoning Mix
This mix is an aromatic all-purpose seasoning mix that has a wide variety of uses in numerous dishes.
Can You Adjust the Volume of This Recipe?
With this recipe, you can reduce it to make less if you only need a little bit, make it as I have to have a good supply to last a little while or to share some with a friend. You can also increase the recipe to give as gifts!
Here’s my homemade Italian Seasoning Mix recipe. I hope you love and use it as much as we do!
Italian Seasoning Mix Recipe
- 3 tablespoons dried oregano
- 3 tablespoons dried basil
- 2 tablespoons dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoons onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Add all of the spices to a jar and shake well to combine. Add a tight fitting lid to the jar and store in the pantry with other spices.
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Thank you , I love it
LOVING this idea. . .and so easy, since most of us have these spices and more already in our spice cabinet ? I will definitely be trying this. . .Can’t think of one reason why this would be a 5-star recipe, as most are. ☺️ I come from a long line of Italian Cooks. One of my Husbands favorite stories to tell . . .is about Sunday’s at Grandma’s. His story is about the Pot of Spaghetti Meat Sauce cooking on the store. . .there was always a group sitting at the kitchen table and he was one. . .He would watch each of my aunt’s (grandma had 12 kids, 8 were girls, at least 5-6 were usually there) walk through the kitchen, stir and taste the sauce, then add a sprinkle of one spice or another. By dinner, it was amazing but don’t think anyone could really be exact on what was in it ? When I got married and my mom wrote down the recipe (or sort of recipe), I looked at her and said, really ?. . .she said sorry I can’t be more exact. . .but I did master it and then. . . Guess what? I did the same thing to my daughters ?
Is there any reason the dried spices cannot be put into spice blender and pulverized? If they were fresh herbs and spices, I wouldn’t mind putting them directly into the pot, but as dried, I think I would like to pulverize them first to blend. I use powdered herbs and spices in bread dough often to punch up the flavors of the bread/pita.
You sure can! I hope you enjoy it!
This is an easy recipe that I can make since I have all these spices anyway!
I like to make my own spice mix too. This I am definitely making this week. Love it.
Can I omit the rosemary. I don’t like Rosamary
Sure, it will change the taste a bit from my recipe, but if you don’t like it you can omit. Thanks!
Thanks for the idea! Will definitely try making this soon! Thanks for sharing, Robyn!
How much oil and vinegar and spice mix would I need to make salad dressing? Thanks.
I have the complete Italian Dressing recipe using this seasoning here for you: https://addapinch.com/perfect-italian-dressing-recipe/ I hope you enjoy it! xo
Loved it! Used a mortar and pestle to grind up the spices, particularly the rosemary which can be a bit prickly if left whole.
Love this recipe. I have a problem with all the ready made mixes that add too much salt so I love these that have been published for us to use and enjoy the foods we still love
I totally agree with you, C! I enjoy keeping my homemade seasoning mixes on hand – so delicious! Thanks! xo
I am anxious to try this recipe. I keep Italian seasoning on hand and on my last trip to the store they were out of Italian seasoning. One of my favorite vegetable dishes is roasted fresh zucchini, peppers, broccoli, and mushrooms with a little olive oil and liberal amount of Italian seasoning. With this recipe I won’t run out of Italian seasoning for my favorite vegetable dish!
Isn’t it great to make your own, Thomas?! I love the taste of it so much better too! Thanks so much!
THANK YOU! Needed this recipe “in a pinch!” I had everything on hand except rosemary. My son asked for pizza in english muffins. You save my night! THANK YOU
Great to hear Kelley! Thanks! xo
I made it taste good on my chicken
Guess what I’m including in my made from home gift baskets…. Thank You for the wonderful recipe. My friends and family will appreciate this so so much
This was super easy to make and I didn’t have to buy anything extra seasoning to add into my lasagna. Thank you!!!
Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed it, Crystal! xo
Interesting that there is no pepper involved
As I stated in my post, if you want to add heat to the Italian seasoning mix, you can add a bit of red pepper. I sometimes add red pepper separately if a particular dish I am making needs a little more heat. But there are so many dishes I make with the Italian seasoning mix that does not need the pepper.
Haven’t tried it yet but I love the concept. Thoughts on adding fennel?
I have not tried adding fennel to this seasoning mix but it is included in some Italian seasoning mixes. Enjoy!
An excellent Italian dressing. This will definitely be a staple in my pantry from now on. I look forward to trying some of your other recipes.
Thanks, Kristeen! I hope you find many more recipes you like.