An easy recipe for homemade Italian Seasoning. If you don’t have the store-bought blend on hand, you can easily make your own! If you’re missing one of the ingredients, just leave it out.
On the one hand, it might be cheaper to just buy Italian Seasoning at the store.
On the other hand, if you don’t have it and you need it, it only takes a minute or two to make your own and you get to decide exactly what’s in it.
If you’re missing an ingredient, you can just leave it out. You can also add any other Italian herbs that you want include sage, savory, or tarragon.
What is in the Italian Seasoning?
Italian seasoning is a blend of dried Italian-inspired herbs such as basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and thyme. Exact ingredients and quantities vary by brand.
What is a good substitute for Italian seasoning?
When in doubt, you can mix equal parts of all or some of basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and thyme. If you don’t have them all, don’t worry about it. Use the ones you have.
What is the difference between Italian seasoning and Herbs de Provence?
In addition to most or all of the Italian seasoning herbs (basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and thyme), Herbs de Provence also includes lavender, sage leaves, and savory.
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
- 2 tablespoons dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons dried marjoram
- In a small bowl, combine basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram. Store in an airtight container.
- Yield: This recipe makes 10 tablespoons seasoning (just over a half cup).
- Storage: Store this spice blend covered in the pantry for up to 6 months.
- Finely ground: For a finely blended powder, process the spices in a coffee grinder or mash with a mortar and pestle.
- Vinaigrette: To make delicious salad dressing, whisk together ½ cup olive oil, ¼ cup red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste (I like ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper).