Making this homemade Italian seasoning only takes a minute! 5 herbs is all you need to make it. It’s perfect for seasoning various dishes and cheaper than the shop-bought one.
Italian seasoning uses:
- Add it to your pizza sauce (I have a recipe for a 3-Minute Pizza Sauce on the blog. This homemade Italian seasoning can be used to make it!).
- Use it in pasta dishes.
- Make tasty dressings (for tasty Goat Cheese Salad).
- Season whole chicken with it.
Is oregano and Italian seasoning the same?
No. Oregano is herb while Italian seasoning is a mix of herbs (including oregano).
What is Italian seasoning made of?
The list of ingredients may vary from brand to brand, but the main ones are rosemary, oregano, thyme and basil. To this mix, sage or marjoram can be also added. Sometimes you can find also chili flakes or garlic powder on the list of ingredients.
This homemade Italian seasoning uses the four main herbs to which I added marjoram.
How to make Italian seasoning at home?
The whole process can’t be easier. All you need is a jar with a lid or a Ziploc bag or an air-tight container where you will keep the seasoning.
Then combine all the ingredients mentioned in the recipe, close, shake and you are done! This only takes a minute, maybe two if you are having trouble finding a container for it.
If you like making seasonings from scratch, try also Homemade Fajita Seasoning.
Useful tips when making Homemade Italian seasoning
- If you feel that your herbs are roughly chopped and you prefer finer texture, try to process them in a food processor or coffee grinder.
- When using this Italian seasoning mix to make Italian dressing, a little goes a long way.
- Like I’ve already mentioned dried rosemary, thyme, oregano and basil are the main ingredients. You don’t have to add anything else if you don’t want to or don’t have anything else on hand.
- This homemade Italian seasoning mix does not contain any salt. However, you can add some to the mix, if you like. If you do, just remember this when cooking as you might need to reduce the salt in the recipe).
- If you don’t have all the herbs on hand, use those that you have and add sage to the mix or garlic powder, if desired.
Homemade Italian Seasoning
- In a jar, combine all the ingredients. Close it with a lid and give it a good shake.
- Use for seasoning pasta sauces, chicken dishes, pizza sauce, dressing ….
- Salt, garlic powder or dried sage can also be added to the mix.
- Store in an air-tight container in a dry place.