Zesty Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Oct 01, 2020 | PUBLISHED: May 18, 2020 | By:

Make your own traditional homemade Italian Seasoning blend to add to your favorite recipes, from pasta sauces and roasted vegetables, to pizza on the grill. This Italian herb seasoning blend can be used in any Italian dishes or recipes that could use the extra flavor of fresh herbs when they aren’t available.

Homemade Italian seasoning in a glass bowl on a marble surface. A gold spoon is inside.

This quick homemade Italian seasoning is a blend of dried herbs and adds so much flavor to any recipe. 

Trust me when I say it is safe to ditch the store bought packages of seasoning blends. This herb blend is unbelievably easy to make, a huge time saver, and full of zesty flavor! 

It’s so easy (and fun!) it is to make your own seasoning blends at home! Be sure to check out my reader-favorite blends, including this Everything Bagel Seasoning, lemon pepper seasoning, Cajun seasoning, and the ultimate Steak Seasoning!  

Homemade Italian seasoning in a glass bowl on a marble surface.

Why You’ll Love this Italian Seasoning Mix

Instead of pulling out several spices for each meal prep, I often reach for my one trusty homemade blend. When you know you’ve got what you need to create a fast and easy dinner, life becomes just a little bit easier- especially on busy weeknights! 

What makes cooking up homemade pasta and sauce so quick and easy is that I have my spices measured and mixed out ahead of time. I can add a shake to my pasta sauce or sprinkle on top of pizza on the grill.

A clear glass jar of italian seasoning blend.

Italian Seasoning Ingredients

Each of these herbs is best in its dried format, where they will have a more concentrated flavor than their fresh counterparts. 

  • basil
  • oregano
  • rosemary
  • marjoram
  • thyme
  • red pepper flakes
  • optional: garlic powder
A white plate full of piles of italian herbs and spices.

How to Make Homemade Italian Seasoning 

  1. Combine – Measure herbs and spices and mix thoroughly.
  2. Use or Store – Store in spice or weck jars, label and date.
A clear glass jar of italian seasoning blend.


  • If you desire the full flavor of dried herbs and spices, but not the chunky texture, a simple way to remedy that is to blend to desired consistency by using either a spice grinder or food processor. 
A clear glass jar of italian seasoning blend, gold spoon sticking out.

To Store

Like most spices and seasonings, this recipe is best stored in an airtight container in a cool and mostly dark location. Your pantry or even a cabinet away from the stove make great storage locations. 

Your homemade Italian Seasoning can stay fresh for several months if stored properly. Don’t forget to label and date your seasoning. 

A clear glass jar of italian seasoning blend.

Uses for Italian Seasoning 

Adding herb blends to any recipe definitely kicks it up notch and it’s no secret Italian cuisine is a family favorite around here. 

This seasoning blend can be used in any recipe that calls for Italian Seasoning, but don’t stop there! Here are a few more ways I’ve used these yummy spices in my kitchen.  

A clear glass jar of italian seasoning blend, gold spoon sticking out.
A white plate full of piles of italian herbs and spices.

More Italian Recipe Inspiration

  • Amazing Italian Salad St. Louis Style – This salad is always a crowd pleaser and perfect for summer entertaining and potlucks. I’ve never brought home leftovers with this delicious fresh salad!
  • 17 of the BEST Pasta Recipes – This is a round-up that you’re going to want to pin and save for later! It’s got so many reader-favorites!  

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A clear glass jar of italian seasoning blend, gold spoon sticking out.

Zesty Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

Author: Julie Blanner
Create your own homemade Italian Seasoning blend in minutes with this flavorful recipe you can make with herbs and spices in your spice cabinet! Add it to your favorite vinaigrette, brush it on chicken, toss with fries, roast vegetables with it and so much more!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 12
Calories 6 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram can substitute ground
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes


  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder


  • Combine.
  • Store in spice jar or airtight container.



  • Adjust to your preference.
Store in an airtight container.


Calories:6kcalCarbohydrates:1gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:12mgPotassium:27mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin A:236IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:28mgIron:1mg
5 from 4 votes
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