Homemade Italian Seasoning

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Do you know how easy it is to make homemade Italian seasoning? You’ll never buy the pre-made mix again after you realize how simple it is to make yourself.

italian seasoning in a bowl

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Homemade seasoning mixes, like this Italian seasoning, or taco seasoning, are the best to make because you control exactly what goes into them.

Oftentimes I’ll buy a seasoning mix and be so impressed with it then realize it has sugar or some mystery ingredient that I’m not a fan of.

I get it, buying the pre-made mixes is definitely easier, but mix up a batch of this Italian seasoning and you should be all set for months. And you can be proud to say it’s homemade.

So, go take a peek into your spice cabinet and let’s get started.


Italian seasoning is a blend of dried herbs and spices – usually marjoram, basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme… like to leave out salt & red pepper flakes so I can customize those flavors based on whichever dish I’m making.

overhead shot of seasonings in white bowl


  • Marjoram
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder


You’re gonna love this.

STEP ONE: Mix all spices in a shallow bowl. Stir or shake until well blended. That’s it!

How often do I get to share a recipe with one step??

spices being mixed in a bowl


Italian seasoning is perfect for any Italian-inspired recipes like pasta sauces, pizza, marinades, etc.

Here are some of my favorite recipes with Italian seasoning:

italian seasoning on a spoon


  • Spice Rack – If you don’t already have a well stock spice cabinet, buying a countertop spice tower is a great way to get a head start. I often see them at Costco and Sam’s Club, too.
  • Glass Spice Jars – You’ll need cute little jars to store your homemade spice mixes.
  • Whisk – Optional, but I like to use a whisk to fully combine all the spices.
overhead shot of italian seasoning in bowl with text overlay
italian seasoning in a bowl

Homemade Italian Seasoning

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Do you know how easy it is to make your own Italian seasoning at home? You'll never buy the pre-made mix again after you realize how simple it is to make yourself.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Calories 101 kcal


  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 4 Tb basil
  • 2.5 Tb oregano
  • 2 Tb thyme
  • 2 Tb rosemary
  • 1 Tb garlic powder
  • ½ Tb onion powder


  • Add all of your dried spices into a shallow bowl.
  • Whisk or shake together until well blended.


Store in an airtight container.


Serving: 1gCalories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 376mgFiber: 10gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1425IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 335mgIron: 9mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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