How to Make Italian Seasoning

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Learn how to make Italian seasoning with simple spices and dried herbs. Customize it to suit your preferences, and use it to season pasta, chicken, soups, and all your favorite recipes! 

Up close photo of homemade Italian seasoning in a white bowl with a copper spoon.

The Best Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

Italian seasoning is a staple in our homes. It’s such an easy way to add incredible flavor to whatever you’re making! From American goulash to Pasta All’Amatriciana it’s always delicious. 

Of course, you can find pre-made, store-bought blends in the spice section of your local grocery store. However, it’s way more budget-friendly to make at home, and you can customize the flavor to suit your preferences. 

Store it for months and months, and you’ll never have a bland or boring meal again! 

What’s In Italian Seasoning? 

Every blend will vary slightly. For this recipe, we use common Italian herbs and spices. Buy everything in bulk to make it even more budget-friendly! 

Spices on a white plate for Italian seasoning.

Note: If you prefer a little more heat, try adding red pepper flakes, too.

How to Make Italian Seasoning

  1. Add all the ingredients to a jar. 
Spices for Italian seasoning layered in a small mason jar.
  1. Close the lid, and shake to combine. 
Italian seasoning in a white bowl with a copper spoon in it.

*Alternatively, you can add all the ingredients to a small bowl, and whisk until combined. Then, transfer the mixture to an airtight container or a jar with a lid.

Common Questions

What can I use if I don’t have Italian seasoning? 

Use equal parts of dried basil and oregano. The flavor won’t be quite the same, but it will be close! 

How should I store this seasoning blend?

Store your seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature, away from direct heat. It will stay fresh for up to six months! You’ll know your homemade Italian seasoning blend has gone bad when it’s dull in color and loses its aroma. 

How should I use Italian seasoning? 

Use this blend in all your favorite recipes calling for Italian seasoning. It’s great in options like loaded veggie pasta salad, bruschetta chicken, low-carb pizza chicken, ground turkey meatballs, and cabbage roll lasagna!  You can also use it in most Italian recipes, or mix it into salad dressing for extra flavor.

Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

Learn how to make Italian seasoning with simple herbs and spices for a budget-friendly option to add flavor to all your favorite recipes!
Prep Time3 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: homemade italian seasoning, how to make italian seasoning, italian seasoning, italian seasoning recipe
Servings: 4 tablespoons
Calories: 10kcal
Cost: $2.00



  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Add all ingredients to a 4 ounce jar and tighten the lid. Shake the jar until the spices are well combined.
    1 Tablespoon dried basil, 1 Tablespoon dried parsley, 1 Tablespoon dried oregano, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Alternatively, add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together until combined. Pour Italian seasoning mix into a jar with a lid.
  • Store seasoning mix for up to 6 months.


Calories are calculated per Tablespoon.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 10kcal

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