Make your own Italian sausage at home with this homemade italian sausage seasoning recipe. Add these savory spices to turkey, pork or beef and have delicious Italian sausage ready for pizzas, meatballs, spaghetti or your favorite Italian dish. Fits Paleo and Whole30 eating plans!
Do you like making homemade spice mixes? It can be cost effective to whip up your own seasoning blends at home with spices that you may already have in your cupboard. Italian seasoning, fajita seasoning, taco seasoning and pasta salad seasoning are 4 of our favorites.
When we started watching our sugar intake, we realized that so many of our favorite foods had sugar in them. Sausage was one of those things. Now let me tell you. I love my sugar. But if I’m going to make the decision to have sugar, I’ll take a donut, please. I don’t want sugar in my sausage.
This homemade Italian sausage seasoning solves that problem and lets you know exactly what you’re putting in to your food to season it.
What’s in Italian Sausage Seasoning?
There are a few key ingredients that give homemade Italian sausage seasoning its flavor:
- Italian seasoning
- black pepper
- fennel seed
- red pepper flakes
**Pro Tip: It may seem like we’re cheating by adding in pre-mixed Italian seasoning. We find that most people have this in their spice cupboard already. If you don’t, you can use our recipe to mix up some of your own.**
How much Italian sausage seasoning to add to meat?
This homemade italian sausage seasoning makes enough to season two pounds of meat. You can use more or less, depending on how flavorful you like your food. We recommend starting by using this whole recipe in two pounds of meat and adjusting from there.
What meat do you use for sausage?
Use ground pork, ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey, which is our preference.
What recipes do you use Italian sausage seasoning in?
How to Store Bulk Sausage Seasoning
I often make up a big batch of this savory sausage. You form it into patties and freeze the patties to cook later (I actually like having an Italian sausage patty for breakfast alongside some veggies), or you can cook them right away.
You can also brown the meat and freeze it. This makes it super easy to pull out and use in sauces and all of your savory Italian dishes!
**Pro Tip: If we make up a big batch of this, we used dried onions and garlic. If we make up a single batch, we use fresh onion and garlic.**
Other Italian Recipes
- One Pot Sausage Pasta
- Homemade Italian Meatballs
- Italian Chicken Skillet
- Italian Green Beans
- Italian Pasta Salad
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Italian Sausage Seasoning Recipe
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed (we use whole, but you can crush the 1/2 teaspoon of whole seeds if you'd like)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (we use fresh if not making a big batch)
- 1 teaspoon minced onions (we use fresh if not making a big batch)
- 2 pounds ground beef (or turkey, chicken or pork)
- In a small bowl, combine all of the seasonings. Add the seasonings to 2 pounds of ground beef. Brown or cook as desired.