I was inspired to create the perfect homemade Italian seasoning blend, that is flavorful with easy ingredients found in most pantries when one of my readers asked, “What can I use instead of Italian seasoning?”

I’m always creating homemade seasoning blends so try our Homemade Shawarma Seasoning, Creole Seasoning, Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, and Easy Curry Powder Recipe.

Italian Seasoning Recipe

One thing I noticed is that storebought Italian seasonings vary from recipe to recipe, basically not all Italian Seasoning brands are created equal. Making your own Italian seasoning blend will ensure that you get the flavor you are looking to achieve. My favorite store-bought brand is Tone’s Italian Seasoning Blend, so I was inspired to prepare a blend that was similar. 

You can add Italian seasoning to your pasta, soups. stews, sauces, pizza, marinades, it really makes your dish pop. I’m never out of it. 

Italian Seasoning Ingredients

What Is In Italian Seasoning?

Italian Seasoning is a blend of Italian spices like basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme. Nowadays there are many versions of Italian seasoning blends with additional ingredients from sage, garlic powder or even cilantro.

What’s The Difference Between Italian Seasoning And Herbes De Provence?

Herbes De Provence and Italian seasoning are both spice blends with few differences. They both contain some herbs that are similar like rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram. Herbes De Provence is a blend of dry spices from a region in the South of France called Provence. The original blend contained rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram and savory but in the 1970s the American blend included lavender even though lavender is not used in French cooking.

Dried Italian seasoning, however, is a blend of spices originating from the Mediterranean, the base herbs are basil, rosemary, thyme, and oregano.

 Chervil, mint, tarragon, fennel, savory and lavender are mostly found in Herbes De Provence blend but not in Italian seasoning, although you might find savory.

So Herbes de Provence can be substituted for Italian seasoning if you choose a blend of Herbes de Provence that doesn’t have mint or lavender.

How To Make Italian Seasoning?

  1. To prepare DIY Italian seasoning, using dried herbs, add them to a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well to combine. You can also pulse them in a food processor or a spice grinder to grind the rosemary and or the herbs.
  2. Use to season soups, stew, vegetables, sauces, gravies.

Recipes That Uses Italian Seasoning


Italian Seasoning In a Glass Jar on a burlap napkin

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Italian seasoning in a glass jar on the side with some seasoning spilling out onto a wooden cutting board

Italian Seasoning Recipe

This easy Italian seasoning recipe is so amazing, made with dried Italian seasonings, is the perfect seasoning blend for boosing your favorite recipes. Making your own Italian seasoning blend is the way to go!
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade Italian seasoning, Italian seasoning
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 2kcal



  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley


  • To prepare DIY Italian seasoning, add dried herbs to a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well to combine.
  • You can also pulse them in a food processor or a spice grinder to grind the rosemary and herbs.
  • Use to season soups, stew, vegetables, sauces, and gravies.


Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg