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This Article, How to make your own Italian seasoning, contains:
Ingredients | Preparation | Customization | Gifting
Homeade Italian Seasoning
How to make your own Italian seasoning is sooooo simple.
Why buy it when you can make your own?
If you grow your own herbs, you can dry them and make this beautiful blend. It is wonderful for so many recipes. Not just Italian food.
Read The Best Way To Dry Herbs. You will never go back to stale store bought bottles of herbs ever again.
And…. What a wonderful gift to give for anyone that likes to cook.
This is a basic recipe and all you really need, but feel free to adjust it to your liking or add in some additional spices like crushed red pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and/or pepper.
Blend all ingredients together in a small bowl or glass jar, and shake until well combined. If you like a finer texture, you can always use a coffee/spice grinder like this one
Or use a more traditional approach with a mortar and pestle. My beautiful cousin bought me one as a gift that I absolutely love. Here is one on Amazon that is double sided. How cool is that?
Like most recipes, rules are meant to be broken. Italian seasoning is no exception. You can make this perfect for you and your family just by adjusting and/or adding to the original recipe.
Great additions would be:
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Crushed red pepper
Creating a great Italian Seasoning Blend will also save you a lot of time in the kitchen. Pull out one bottle and you’re done!
Gifting and Giving
This would make a wonder gift for anyone that likes to cook. Put it in a pretty bottle or even a small Mason Jar. Put a pretty ribbon on it and label, and someone will receive a fantastic gift.
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
- 2 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl or jar.
- Shake or stir to combine.
- Store in airtight glass jar or container.
- Keep at room temperature away from direct light.