Italian Seasoning

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Homemade Italian Seasoning |

Just popping in today for a quick post on something I recently just made out of necessity — Italian seasoning!

Yes, necessity.

I realize that Italian seasoning falls in the category of those generic seasoning blends that “real cooks” claim to never use, such as seasoned salt and lemon pepper.  But you know what?  I use them all the time.  Proudly.

Heck yes!  Those dollar-bin seasonings were a big part of how I learned to cook back in the day.  They were quick, reliable, and darned affordable when I wanted to try seasoning a chicken breast for dinner instead of ordering take-out.  And even today if I’m whipping up a quick soup or my favorite flatbread or even if I just want to add some extra flavor to a pizza, I will still happily reach for a jar of Italian seasonings in a heartbeat.  Because let’s be honest, when you’re in a hurry, who really wants to get out the marjoram, and the oregano, and the thyme, and the basil, and….

Well, actually the other day I did.  Because when I reached for my trusty jar to make a quick Italian salad dressing (for a salad coming on Monday!), it was basically empty.  So I decided to pull out all of the spices that were listed on the container and figure out how to whip up some Italian seasonings of my own.  So today I thought I’d share my findings with you.

I will admit, it’s definitely easiest to just buy this stuff at the store.  But if you ever find yourself in a pinch, or even if you’d just like to tinker with the specific spice amounts or make a batch with better-quality spices, then you can give it a try.  Ahem — proudly give it a try, because there’s no Italian Seasoning Shame on this blog.  ;)

Homemade Italian Seasoning |

I will note that I chose to make a recipe that is based off of the classic Italian seasoning blends, which is just straight dried herbs.  Some of the more gourmet seasoning blends also add in things like garlic powder, onion powder, and/or crushed red pepper flakes (which I love!).  But I like adding those separately, so that I can control exactly how much goes into a specific recipe.

Here’s the basic blend:


Italian Seasoning

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 teaspoons (or 1 1/3 tablespoons) 1x


This delicious Italian seasoning recipe is simple to make at home!



  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage


  1. Whisk all seasonings together in a bowl until combined. Use immediately or store in a sealed container.
  2. *Feel free to adjust the ratio to make whatever size of batch you would like.

Here are some more homemade seasonings to try:

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Homemade Taco Seasoning | #diy

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  4. 5 stars
    This was delicious!!

    • Silly note here from a math guy… Recipe states that the yield is 4 teaspoons, which is in fact 1 and 1/3 tablespoons. But the sum of all the ingredients is 1.5 + 1 + 1 + 0.5. + 0.5. + 0.5 = 5 tsps, or 1 and 2/3 tbsp. PS .. GimmeSomeOven is a super site! Thanks so much.

  5. Thank you. Love your website and your recipes. I;ll try them out and will let you know the result. All the best to you.

  6. I used this for the Italian seasoning required in stuffed bell peppers. The minute I put it in the sauce I knew it was the best. Smelled wonderful cooking and absolutely divine when we tasted it.

  7. Thank You for the the Italian seasoning recipe, need for a sauce, have all the spices in the house. Easy to make and has great flavor.


  8. Thank you for this! I have a family member I cook for regularly, who has an oregano allergy. Very helpful to be able to get the basic flavor profile and adjust to taste.