Italian dishes are always a delicacy! From parmesan marinara chicken to creamy zuppa toscana, everyone has a classic favorite italian dish. When we think of italian food, we might immediately think of pasta or the rich alfredo sauce. However, italian dishes get their incredible depth of flavor from homemade italian seasoning. This seasoning blend will ensure that every dish you make is full of unique italian flavors. 

This italian seasoning blend brings authenticity to your everyday italian-inspired dishes. From classic italian soups to juicy italian meatballs

A spice jar with the Italian  seasoning.

This homemade Italian seasoning mix recipe uses plenty of herbs you are most likely familiar with and may already be using. However, when blended, these herbs and spices work harmoniously, making every dish rich in flavor. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Homemade. Anyone can use store-bought italian seasoning, but when you make it yourself, the result is a more flavorful seasoning blend. 
  • Easy. This extra step takes less than five minutes and will take your cooking to the next level. 
  • Versatile. This seasoning blend can be used in a variety of savory italian dishes. You can even sprinkle it on pizza!
A display of all the ingredients needed for making Italian seasoning.

Ingredients for Homemade Seasoning:

You probably already have these dried herbs in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need for the homemade blend: 

  • dried oregano 
  • dried basil 
  • dried parsley 
  • dried marjoram 
  • dried thyme 
  • dried rosemary

See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and quantities.

Expert Tip for the Best Homemade Seasoning Blend:

When making a homemade seasoning blend, you want to use good-quality seasonings. The flavors are more robust and more natural. 

How to Make Italian Seasoning

It is as easy as you can imagine:

A bowl of all the seasonings and spices.
  1. Combine all the herbs and spices in a small bowl. Whisk them well before adding them to a spice jar or an airtight container.
A spice jar with the Italian seasoning.

2. Season your favorite protein or pasta, and enjoy!

What is italian seasoning?

Italian seasoning is a blend of plenty of dry herbs and spices. Some of the main herbs include oregano, basil, and many more. These herbs are always featured in italian dishes, making these flavors a trademark for italian flavor.

Customize Your Seasoning

Spicy italian seasoning – This blend can be spicy with cayenne and red pepper flakes. 

Serving Suggestions

  • Chicken: Use this seasoning blend on pan-seared chicken breast to infuse it with italian flavors. 
  • Pasta salad: Food tastes best when seasoned in layers. Season your italian pasta salad with this seasoning blend. 
  • Pasta sauce: Season your favorite homemade pasta sauce with this classic spice blend. It will be the best spaghetti sauce you’ve ever tried!

Recipe FAQs

Can I use this italian seasoning in dishes that aren’t italian?

This seasoning blend is so versatile that it can be used in almost any dish, even if it isn’t italian.

How much seasoning do I use in dishes?

This seasoning blend doesn’t contain salt, so you don’t have to worry as much about “overdoing it” when seasoning your food. Add about half a teaspoon at a time, and taste to readjust. 

Why should I make my blend instead of buying it?

Making your seasoning blend ensures you know what you are consuming and that the blend has no additives. 

The spice jar with the Italian seasoning.

How to Store Italian Seasoning

Storage. Keep this seasoning blend in a spice jar, cabinet, or pantry. Seasoning has an unlimited shelf life as long as it is kept dry. 

More Homemade Spice Blends

If you enjoyed this homemade seasoning blend, try our other spice recipes:

If you tried this homemade italian seasoning recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a star rating and let me know how it went in the comments below – we appreciate it!

Homemade italian seasoning

Author: Valentina
A spice jar with the Italian seasoning.
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This homemade Italian seasoning makes any dish authentic and flavorful. Simple herbs and spices combine to create an incredible blend of flavors. This seasoning blend is a must in your favorite Italian dishes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 spice jar



  • Combine all the herbs and seasonings in a small bowl. Give it a light whisk before adding it to a spice jar.
  • Use it in your favorite dishes and enjoy!


  • Store in a spice jar in a cabinet, cupboard, or pantry. 
  • If kept dry, the seasoning has a near-unlimited shelf-life. 


39kcal Calories9g Carbs2g Protein1g Fat0.3g Saturated Fat0.2g Polyunsaturated Fat0.1g Monounsaturated Fat15mg Sodium265mg Potassium6g Fiber1g Sugar253IU Vitamin A3mg Vitamin C256mg Calcium8mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Homemade italian seasoning
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 265mg8%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 253IU5%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 256mg26%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)