Italian Seasoning is an easy homemade seasoning blend to keep on hand in your kitchen pantry. Add to your next chicken, beef, or pasta dish. Also goes great on pizza or to flavor your own tomato sauce.
This Italian seasoning is a flavorful blend of herbs. I used oregano, basil, marjoram, sage, rosemary, and thyme in my blend.
Making your own seasoning blends can be a fun and easy kitchen project. First, you'l know exactly what's in your seasoning blend. Second, you can customize them to suit your personal tastes.
The best part about seasoning blends is that you can use as little or as much of one herb as you like. If there's one you don't like, or don't have on hand, simply leave it out.
Additions and substitutions
Want to add more flavor to your Italian seasoning? You could also add red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper.
I would not recommend adding salt to your seasoning blends, because adding salt often depends on the rest of the ingredients in your recipe.
If you're making a soup, for example, the broth usually contains a lot of sodium already. This reduces the need for extra salt to be added to your dish.
Recipes that use Italian seasoning
Looking for recipes to use your new Italian seasoning blend? Here are my favorites:
- Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches
- One Pot Creamy Pasta Primavera
- Crispy Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders
- Tuscan Chicken Mac and Cheese
- Roasted Zucchini and Squash
- Tortellini Pasta Salad
- Classic Pasta Salad (for a crowd)
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon basil
- 1 tablespoon marjoram
- 1 tablespoon sage
- 1 tablespoon rosemary
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended.
- Store in an airtight spice jar.