Italian Seasoning Recipe

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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!

Italian Seasoning Recipe

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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Nutrition

Energy:
13 kcal / 54 kJ
Carbs:
2 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
5 min
Ready in:
5 min
For:
24 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  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.
  2. You can also pulse them in a food processor or a spice grinder to grind the rosemary and or the herbs.
  3. Use to season soups, stew, vegetables, sauces, gravies.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Suzette
    September 26, 2019

    Thank you for your recipe, it’s not easy to find Italian seasoning here.