There’s nothing quite like a blend of Italian herbs to add flavor to savory recipes, except when it’s a homemade seasoning blend. The DIY version guarantees freshness, and that you can easily customize to your liking.

Jar of Italian seasoning blend on wood board.

Having a batch in your cupboard makes it easy to flavor your favorite tomato sauce recipe, whip up a quick batch of zesty Italian pasta salad, or quickly make an Italian vinaigrette for a delicious green salad.

Ingredient Spotlight

When it comes to store-bought Italian seasoning, you’ll find a wide range of ingredients. Some focus on Italian herbs, while others include onion and garlic powder, or even red pepper flakes. The good news about this: it’s a totally customizable spice mix!

This version is definitely herb-forward, as it should be, with a little garlic powder mixed in there. I can’t help myself! This is an ingredient you can omit, however, if you prefer to just have the herb blend.

Bowl with dried herbs in piles.

You’ll find the best of the best dried herbs in this mix:

  • The big three: Basil, Parsley, and Oregano
  • Bold flavor, hearty texture: Rosemary and Thyme
  • A little something different: Marjoram, an herb that is similar to oregano but milder, it adds a nice balance. If you don’t have it, feel free to leave it out.

Be sure to use fresh dried herbs; if they’ve already been sitting in your pantry when you make this blend, they likely have lost flavor and the mix will be less potent.

One Step Recipe

Making homemade seasoning blends is sometimes just a matter of combining the spices or herbs together and storing them until you’re ready to use (if not immediately). That’s absolutely the easiest way to make this blend, too.

Seasonings mixed together in bowl.

Do note, that by simply mixing the herbs and garlic powder, the garlic powder weighs more and will sink to the bottom, making it difficult to incorporate. Prevent this by giving it a good shake or stir immediately before use. Or, try this next method.

To make a more uniform mixture, you can also pulse the blend in a spice grinder a few times like we do with lemon pepper seasoning. Don’t overdo it though, or your herbs will end up as a powder. It will help to break up and incorporate the heartier rosemary and thyme sprigs, too, and incorporate the garlic powder.

Measuring spoon with Italian seasoning.

Ways to Use Italian Seasoning

Oh, how this herb blend is versatile enough to use in many recipes! Here are some of our favorites:

Spoons tossing pasta salad.

Storage Tips

Store homemade Italian seasoning as you would any other spices or spice mixes, in an airtight container (jars work great!) in a cool, dark place. A cupboard or pantry away from the heat of your oven is a great choice!

How long will it last? Spice blends will last for several months, usually up to 6 months, if stored properly. Keep in mind that dried herbs and spices will lose their intensity over time, so it’s best to use it sooner rather than later.

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Jar of Italian seasoning with measuring spoon inside.
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Get the Recipe Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix

Make your own homemade Italian seasoning blend and bring an herb-forward flavor to your vegetable side dishes, favorite pasta recipes, sauces, and more!




  • In a bowl, add all of the ingredients and whisk or stir until completely incorporated together. Or, shake them together in a jar.
  • Optional: pulse a few times in a spice grinder to make more uniform pieces.
  • Store in an airtight container in a dark cupboard for up to six months. If adding garlic powder, be sure to shake well before each use. Use with roasted veggies, sauces, pasta, and more!


  • Yields a scant 2/3 cup of seasoning.
Serving: 1TBSP, Calories: 10kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 61mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.1g, Vitamin A: 56IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 2mg
Did you make this recipe?Please leave a star rating and review in the form below. I appreciate your feedback, and it helps others, too!