Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

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After trying this Homemade Italian Seasoning mix, you’ll never go back to buying the store bought brands. Takes just a simple mix of dried herbs and spices.

italian seasoning on a measuring spoon

I’m finally coming through for you today, friends.

For a long time you’ve been mentioning here and there that you’d like a homemade Italian seasoning recipe. I’ve shared from-scratch chili powder, taco seasoning, pasta salad seasoning, and turkey sausage seasoning, but I had yet to make homemade Italian seasoning.

I’m not sure why I delayed so long. Because Italian food is the best.

italian seasoning in a small white bowl

There may be a few of you out there who say, “Why make your own Italian seasoning when you can buy it for like 99 cents in the store?”

I hear you. But I beg you to give homemade seasonings a try. Whether this is going in meatballsspaghetti sauce, chicken fingers, green beans or Italian sausage, it will give the food a flavor boost you didn’t know it had.

italian seasoning in a white bowl

So how do you make homemade Italian seasoning?

It’s simply a blend of basil, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, cilantro, thyme, red pepper flakes and savory. A reader actually gave me the hint that savory is delicious added to Italian food. You guys are the best. 

And the best part of this recipe? All of those spices are measured in equal amounts. So if you want a small amount? Use 1 tablespoon of each spice.

If you cook Italian food often and need a bulk amount? Use ½ cup of each spice and you’ll end up with a whopping 4 cups of homemade Italian seasoning.

It really doesn’t get any easier than that!

homemade italian seasoning in a bowl

Thanks to each one of you for reading along all these years and giving suggestions on what you’d like to see. I look forward to sharing more of what YOU love!

Q: Do you make your own homemade spice mixes?

Q: If so, what is your favorite spice mix?


Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

4.65 from 34 votes
After trying this Homemade Italian Seasoning mix, you'll never go back to buying the store bought brands. Takes just a simple mix of dried herbs and spices.
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

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  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons dried marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried savory
  • 2 tablespoons dried cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons dried red pepper flakes


  • Mix all of the spices together in a small bowl until well combined.
  • Store the spice mix in an airtight container. 
  • Use in any recipe that calls for Italian seasoning.



*If you'd like to make a bulk mix of the Italian seasoning, simply add equal amounts of each spice and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
Author Julie Clark
Course Condiment
Cuisine American

Recipe Source: AllRecipes.com

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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tami Umholtz
4 years ago


2 years ago

Would this be considered a Mild, Medium or Hot mix?

3 years ago

5 stars
I’d love to use Savory but never ever see it in the grocery store in my area (after 20 yrs of hoping and praying I’d find it…no luck). Is there a substitute for Savory or could you just leave it out?

4 years ago

Thank you for this recipe! I recently read the ingredients on the bottle of Italian Seasoning I had purchases at a local grocery and I was shocked that there were “ingredients” in there that I did not want to consume!

4 years ago

Hi Lizzy I have a question. This recipe does not call for any herbs in powder form correct? All dried leaves?

Chris Illius
4 years ago

My husband is allergic to anything in the mint family (ie oregano, basil, thyme), any suggestions? This sounds delicious though!

4 years ago

5 stars

7 years ago

5 stars
I need to try making my own seasonings more! This is so simple and I use italian seasoning so often!

7 years ago

Thanks for sharing this and best wishes for the new year