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Homemade Italian Seasoning

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Homemade Italian seasoning recipe is a seasoning mix you want to have in your pantry. Not only is it versatile, but it also takes you right home. Italy! This homemade seasoning is great on a pasta dish, pizza, meatballs, tomato sauce, sandwich, chicken or beef marinade. The list is endless.

homemade italian seasoning mix in a white small bowl.

In case you are thinking, why the heck do I need to make Italian seasoning recipe from scratch when I can use a store bought. Well, you are right; it is very affordable to buy one but make yourself proud and throw this seasoning together in 2 minutes. Maybe 5 minutes at most depending on how organised you are. (No pun intended)

This is a very basic homemade Italian seasoning blends of dried herbs and spices but I tell you now, it is the best. It is quick and easy, I like making my own spice mix as I find everyone, I make unique to me. If you have never ventured into making your own seasoning mix, then let this be your first adventure into making some.

Truth be told, it is easy to just buy one of this premade seasoning packet from the store because it is affordable. I can as well just walk into Tesco or Asda (other supermarkets are available) to buy one now but I still find joy in making my own. I sell homemade spices “my active kitchen all purpose seasoning” and I am very choosy when it comes to the brands of herbs and spices, I add into my mix.  This girl here is one proud spice mixologist.

Enough of me selling this Italian seasoning mix to you lets get on to how to make it and what it contains. If I haven’t been able to sell this to you, it is worth knowing that by making your own spice mix, you know exactly what you are consuming. No hidden jargon, just herbs.

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Homemade Italian seasoning Ingredients

Oregano 

Basil

Marjoram: I happen to have this on hand as I have used in testing spice mix in the past.

Rosemary

Thyme

homemade italian seasoning in a small white bowl.

What ratio should they be

I have used more of thyme, basil and oregano for the spice mix. You can either use the same quantity for basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram and rosemary. Alternatively, adjust the ratio according to the batch you would be needing.

Italian seasoning recipe substitute

Like I mentioned earlier, you don’t have to use all the herbs listed above to achieve great and delicious homemade Italian seasoning mix. The main ingredients for making Italian seasoning are basil, oregano and thyme. In the absence of marjoram and rosemary, use these other dry herbs, sage, savoury, parsley. These are still Italian taste.

Other optional additions to your homemade Italian seasoning would be

  • Chilli flakes
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

I tend not to add these as I can add them when I am cooking

Other amazing and easy recipes you can add Italian seasoning mix to

Simple Spaghetti

Easy Tagliatelle

Homemade baked meatballs

Tomato sauce

Cheese and Tomato pizza

Fusilli Pasta Salad

Best homemade Italian dressing

How to make Italian seasoning

Combine basil, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme into a bowl. Give it a good mix to combine. Alternatively, add to a food processor and blend for some few seconds to combine. Use immediately or store in an airtight jar.

Tips:

Check the expiry on the spices before combining and use the nearer date as your seasoning mix expiry date.

Label the spices accordingly

Do not store directly by sunlight

Keep it among other spices in your pantry. Yes, this Italian spice shouldn’t be alone. Lol

If you loved this recipe then you might want to try your hands on making your own cajun seasoning

homemade italian seasoning mix in a white small bowl.
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5 from 1 vote

Homemade Italian Seasoning

Homemade Italian seasoning is a seasoning mix you want to have in your pantry. Not only is it versatile, it takes you right home. Italy! This homemade seasoning is great on a pasta dish, pizza, meatballs, tomato sauce, sandwich, The list is endless.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Homemade Spices
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade italian seasoning, Italian seasoning
Servings: 7 tablespoon
Author: Ajoke

Equipment

  • bowl or mason jar

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried Oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

Instructions

  • Combine basil, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme into a bowl. Give it a good mix to combine. Alternatively, add to a food processor and blend for some few seconds to combine. Use immediately and store the remaining in an airtight jar or a sealed container.

Notes

  • Feel free to adjust the spice ratio to suit you
  • You don’t have to use all the herbs listed above to achieve great and delicious homemade Italian seasoning mix. The main ingredients for making Italian seasoning are basil, oregano and thyme. In the absence of marjoram and rosemary, use these other dry herbs, sage, savoury, parsley. These are still Italian taste.
  • Check the expiry on the spices before combining and use the nearer date as your seasoning mix expiry date.
  • Label the spices accordingly
  • Do not store directly by sunlight Keep it among other spices in your pantry. Yes, this Italian spice shouldn’t be alone. Lol Homemade Italian Seasoning

If you made this homemade Italian seasoning mix, don’t forget to leave me feedback. Tag me @myactivekitchen on Instagram and save away to your Pinterest.

ATB

Ajoke x

 

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was ace! Thanks for sharing the recipe

     

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