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Perfect for everything from pastas to chicken dinners, this homemade Italian seasoning blend is a must in your pantry.

Glass jar of Italian seasoning on a white marble kitchen countertop.

Why You’ll Love This

Having your very own homemade Italian seasoning on hand is awesome. For one, it’s so much cheaper than buying a small jar of the stuff. This seasoning blend is made up of dried herbs you likely already have sitting in your pantry (and you control the amount of salt). Second, you can make a much larger batch than you can buy. Further to all that, you can adapt it to your taste. Like things spicy? Add extra chili flakes. Want more of a garlicky flare? Go heavier on the garlic powder.

Dry herbs for the Italian seasoning each in their own respective pinch bowls.

What Is Italian Seasoning Made Of?

Typically Italian seasoning is made up of an aromatic blend of dry herbs. My recipe adds an extra punch of flavor with the addition of a few everyday spices.

Here’s a look at what I combine:

  • Dried basil
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried rosemary
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried marjoram
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt

How to Make It

Making your own seasoning blend is as easy as dumping everything into a small bowl and mixing it until all of the herbs and seasonings are fully combined.

A small white bowl with all of the dried herbs and spices mixed together.

How to Store Homemade Seasoning

Glass jars with tight-fitting lids that create a seal are the best way to go. Herbs don’t go bad, but they do lose their potency after a while, especially if they aren’t stored properly.

Here are some options I like:

Quick Tip

You can freeze your homemade herb blends in airtight containers to keep them fresher longer. This is especially useful if you only plan on using them once in a while.

How to Use Homemade Italian Seasoning

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5 from 6 votes

Easy Homemade Italian Seasoning

This homemade Italian seasoning blend is a must in your pantry. It's perfect for everything from pastas to chicken dinners—you'll never run out of uses!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 11 Tablespoons
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  • 2 TBSP dried basil
  • 2 TBSP dried oregano
  • 1 TBSP dried rosemary
  • 2 TBSP dried thyme
  • 2 TBSP dried marjoram
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt—add more to your taste if needed


  • Place all of the herbs and spices into a small bowl. Mix well with a fork until everything is completely blended.
  • Give it a little taste test and if you feel you need more salt, mix a bit more in until you reach your preferred amount.
  • Transfer the seasoning blend to a glass jar with an airtight lid and store for up to 6 months or until the blend starts to lose its potency.


Serving: 1TBSP | Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g
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  1. 5 stars
    I was making a recipe that called for italian seasoning and I panicked because I didn’t have it! Found this recipe for homemade Italian seasoning thank goodness, and I’m going to make it to have on hand always. I was so happy to see it called for spices I actually did have. Problem solved! Love how nicely salted it is too, not too much just enough.

  2. 5 stars
    Love making homemade seasoning blends at home. This is a great recipe for Italian seasoning! Thanks for sharing it.