This all-purpose Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend consists of dried basil, oregano and other dried herbs you commonly find in your spice cabinet. Can be used in sauces, dressings, marinades and more. Yields 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons).
A spice collection isn’t a complete spice collection without italian seasoning. This is one of my most used spice blends next to taco and fajita seasonings. It’s the perfect blend of dried herbs like basil, marjoram and oregano and this recipe makes a lot so you won’t run out anytime soon.
To Make This Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend You Will Need:
- basil (dried) – Lends a strong minty flavor with a hint of anise.
- marjoram (dried) – Adds delicate flavor similar to oregano but sweeter and with more complicated flavor notes.
- oregano (dried) – Lends earthy and slightly bitter flavor.
- parsley (dried) – For bright and herbaceous flavor that will enhance the other ingredients in the dish.
- rubbed sage (dried) – Is lighter (fluffier), less concentrated and not as intense as ground sage.
- thyme (dried) – Lends a sharp and earthy flavor.
- crushed rosemary (dried) – Adds a pine-like or woodsy flavor.
What Are The Best Spices For Making Your Own Seasonings and Spice Blends?
There’s no right or wrong brand. I will first say, buy what you can afford. However, not all spices are created equal as you tend to get what you pay for. Currently I use Morton & Bassett (not sponsored) because I find their spices to be top notch in texture, color and flavor. I love and respect what their company stands for not only with charitable work but also quality control. With that said some other wonderful brands I’ve used over the years are Simple Organic, Frontier Co-op and Penzys.
In a glass jar (that has a tight-fitting lid) measure and add 2 tablespoons of each dried basil, marjoram, oregano and parsley. Then measure and add in 1 tablespoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon each dried thyme and crushed dried rosemary.
Stir well to combine. Store the Italian seasoning in a jar or container that has tight fitting lid and place in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months or longer.
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Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- 2 tablespoons dried marjoram
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
- 1 tablespoon dried rubbed sage
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
- In a glass jar (with a tight-fitting lid) measure and add the basil, marjoram, oregao, parsley, sage, thyme and rosemary.
- Stir to combine.
- Store in cool, dry place for 6 months or longer.
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Laurie, you came out with this at the most opportune time! I thought I had Italian Seasoning (as I needed it to make dinner tonight), but couldn’t find any in my cupboard. So I was able to pull the herbs out of my pantry and throw some more together. Now I just need to get more Parsley.
I’m so glad, Laura!
Thanks, I have been looking for this recipe. I have most of it growing in my garden at the moment! Could you update the “recipe card” to include the amount required? The last 4 items do not have the quantity listed. It is in the text of your post as 1 teaspoon each of thyme and rosemary, but it says 1 Tablespoon of rubbed sage, so I would appreciate a clarification so much!
Did Laurie ever answer your question about amounts? I combined ingredients according to her notes under the photo BUT then I saw that her printed recipe instructions had something different. I plan to use this tomorrow, but wonder if I have too much sage????
Hi Susan! I’m so sorry for the delay in response. I found your comment in my spam folder? Weird! However I’ve just updated the recipe card to reflect the correct measurements.
Hey Laurie, The notes beneath the photos say: add 2 tablespoons of each dried basil, marjoram, oregano and parsley. Then measure and add in 1 tablespoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon each dried thyme and crushed dried rosemary. (That equals 9T. and 2 tsp.)
However in the Recipe it says: Yields 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons). and the ingredient list is as follows:
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons dried marjoram
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
teaspoons rubbed sage
teaspoons dried thyme
teaspoons dried crushed rosemary
Clearly, that will be more than 8 T. How many tsp of sage, thyme, rosemary?
So, the results are not going to be the same depending on whether I follow the notes or the instructions.
Hi Rebecca! My apologies for the confusion! Not sure how that happened?! The instructions under the photo are correct. 1 tablespoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon dried thyme and crushed rosemary. Thanks for kindly pointing that out, I really appreciate it!! I’ve already made the corrections.
great, thank you, I always prefer scratch seasoning recipes like this, if only to tweak them here and there and make them fresh, much appreciated!