Homemade Italian Seasoning

Homemade Italian Seasoning

By Erin Huffstetler | 04/04/2020 | No Comments

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Italian seasoning is a must-have for most cooks, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy it. Here’s how to whip up a quick batch, using herbs you already have on hand.

Sprinkle some over spaghetti sauce, pizza, vegetables or bread dough to ramp up the flavor, or use it to season chicken. Italian seasoning is incredibly versatile, and it’s a great time-saver for busy cooks. Just add some to whatever you’re cooking for an instant flavor boost.

Use herbs from your pantry, to make a batch, or dry your homegrown herbs, and use those. It’s as easy as measuring out the ingredients.

Italian Seasoning Recipe

What You’ll Need:

3 Tbsp dried basil
3 Tbsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp dried thyme
2 Tbsp dried rosemary
1 Tbsp dried marjoram
1 Tbsp ground sage

What You Do:

Spices for Italian Seasoning

Measure all the herbs into a bowl. If you don’t have – or don’t like – one of the herbs this recipe calls for, just leave it out. Italian seasoning is flexible.

Which means, you can also customize it by adding other herbs or spices that you do like. Some people include garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes or ground black pepper in their Italian seasoning. If any of those sound good to you, just add them.

I like to keep my Italian seasoning more basic, so I can decide how much salt and pepper to add on a recipe-by-recipe basis. It’s just a matter of personal preference.

Italian Seasoning Spices Mixed Together

Once you have everything measured out, stir the herbs, until they’re well blended. If you prefer a coarse texture, you can stop here. Just store your Italian seasoning in an air-tight container, until you need it.

Grind Italian Seasoning in Spice Grinder or Food Processor

If you prefer a smoother texture, pulse your Italian seasoning in a spice grinder or food processor, until it’s as finely ground as you like.

Closeup of Italian Seasoning

Then, use, or store, your Italian seasoning. This recipe makes approximately 3/4 cups, but you may end up with a bit less, if you grind yours.

Want to make a smaller batch?

Use teaspoons, instead of tablespoons, and the recipe will make four Tablespoons (1/4 cup) of Italian seasoning.

Closeup of Italian Seasoning

Homemade Italian Seasoning

Make your own Italian seasoning using herbs from your pantry or garden.

  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, MyFrugalHome.com
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Spices
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 3 Tbsp dried basil
  • 3 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp dried marjoram
  • 1 Tbsp ground sage


Measure all the spices into a bowl, and stir, until well combined.

Pulse in a spice grinder, or food processor, if you prefer a smoother texture.

Store in an air-tight container.

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