Italian Seasoning is a blend of dried herbs and spices creating the perfect addition to your pasta sauces, marinades or your choice of chicken, beef or pork dishes! The possibilities are completely endless, Italian Seasoning is perfect for grilled vegetables, sprinkled on pizza or used in soups or sauces.

This mildly flavoured seasoning has just the right balance of herbs and spices, with just a hint of spice from the red pepper flakes! Reach for it time and again as your favorite seasoning!

Homemade Italian Seasoning in clear jar

What is in Italian Seasoning?

Italian Seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices used to flavor many Italian dishes. Ironically, it is not typically found in traditional Italian cuisine or in markets in Italy. You may wonder what is in Italian Seasoning? The main herbs commonly used are oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary (many recipes contain marjoram but I rarely have it on hand so I make this Italian Seasoning without marjoram). I also include parsley, red chili flakes and garlic powder for additional zest and flavor.

How to Make Italian Seasoning

This seasoning is so simple to make and tasty that you will never bother to purchase store bought again! Simply measure out the given herbs and spices, mix and store in an airtight container. This will stay perfectly fresh for 6 months if stored in a dark cupboard or drawer and in an airtight container. This is good practice for all your herbs and spices!

Italian Seasoning ingredients on a plate

Homemade Italian Seasoning Good For You? Certain dried herbs found in Italian Seasoning, such as oregano, are antioxidant rich and may help aid digestion but to be honest, you’ll end up consuming such a small amount that you won’t really notice any health benefits.

The nice thing about making your own seasoning is that you know exactly what you are consuming. Many pre-made seasonings are high in salt, so if you need to watch or cut down on your salt intake, this no salt added Italian Seasoning is perfect for you too (and of course it is also gluten free)!

Easily, there are hundreds of recipes that call for Italian Seasoning! Some favorites are …..

Italian Seasoning is a versatile seasoning that makes a fantastic addition to your spice cupboard. Add it to your favorite recipe that calls for Italian Seasoning or even as a replacement for recipes that simply call for oregano or basil! You will not be disappointed!

Homemade Italian Seasoning in clear jar
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Italian Seasoning

The perfect blend of spices to add to your soups, stews and marinades.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 tablespoons


  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour into an air tight container and store in a cool dark place for up to 6 months.
4.95 from 150 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 13 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Seasonings
Cuisine Italian

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  1. I use this seasoning on so many dishes! It’s great for meats, gravies, veggies, etc. It gives the right amount of seasoning and kick to anything savory. Sometimes I add coriander or marjoram to the mix. Thank you!5 stars

  2. I use this seasoning on so many dishes! It’s great for meats, gravies, veggies, etc. It gives the right amount of seasoning and kick to anything savory. Sometimes I add coriander or marjoram to the mix. Thank you!5 stars

  3. I’ve been craving pasta these days, so I was thinking of grabbing Italian food for dinner with my friends later. Thank you for letting us know that Italian seasoning uses a blend of herbs and spices to give an extra mild flavor to our pasta sauces. I’ll keep this in mind while I look for a nearby authentic Italian restaurant we can go to for dinner later.

  4. Your blog is impressive, thanks to the quality of your recipes & other content….

  5. Great recipe for so many dishes…but do especially love it as a salad topper with some EVO and white vinegar plus a dash of salt! Fresh and delicious!! Much more healthy than store bought dressings!! thank you5 stars