Homemade Italian Seasoning (Good Seasons Zesty Italian Copycat)
Making homemade Italian Seasoning has never been easier! This recipe is a blend of dried Italian herbs and spices that are all pantry staples. You will love the depth of flavor it adds to your favorite savory dishes; like chicken, shrimp, fish, lasagna, pasta, meatloaf, and so much more! Best of all, it only takes 5 minutes to mix together.
Some of my favorite recipes use Italian seasoning for delicious savory flavor and there’s also many recipes that call for an Italian seasoning packet. But have you read the ingredients in those? All kinds of weird stuff. So I decided to make my own. After just a couple of tries, I came up with a great recipe, and it’s a GAME CHANGER! It’s basically a Good Seasons Zesty Italian Copycat. So good! I use it all the time to season roasted veggies, potatoes, shrimp and chicken! So much yummy flavor in this little jar!
Trust me, once you make your own Italian seasoning blend, you’ll never go back to store-bought again. Why? Well, this delicious mix is loaded with wonderful flavor that will take your recipes to the next level! It’s herby, earthy, savory, and rich. It also contains no sugar, so it works great if you’re following a Keto, low carb, or Whole30 way of eating. And feel free to leave the salt out for a lower sodium recipe.
what is Italian seasoning made of?
There are many Italian seasoning recipes and I’m sure they are all slightly different, but this is the BEST one I’ve tried. So flavorful! And don’t worry if you’re missing an ingredient, just leave it out and this seasoning blend will still be super tasty! Here’s what you need:
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- dried oregano
- dried basil
- dried parsley
- black pepper
- dried thyme
- dried rosemary
- red pepper flakes (optional)
how to make Italian seasoning substitute
To make this seasoning, simply grab your measuring spoons and measure out all the herbs and spices. Add them to a small dish and stir to combine them. Then, transfer the Italian seasoning substitute to an airtight container or jar.
To substitute an Italian seasoning packet: This recipe is totally a copycat for Good Seasons Zesty Italian Salad Dressing and Recipe Mix! 3 tablespoons of this homemade mix is equal to one packet.
tips for making homemade seasoning
- If you tend to use Italian seasoning often, make a double or tripe batch, so that you always have it in your kitchen.
- Dried herbs and spices don’t last forever! The flavor will diminish over time. For the tastiest blend, use herbs and spices that have been purchased within about the last 3 months.
- The uses for Italian seasoning are endless! I use it all of the time to season chicken, steak, fish, sauces, dressings, roasted veggies, and even on pizza.
- 3 tablespoons of this homemade mix is equal to one store-bought Italian seasoning packet.
ways to use this homemade Italian seasoning
To make Italian Salad Dressing: Mix 2 tablespoons of this mix with ¼ cup red wine vinegar, two tablespoons water, and ½ cup olive oil.
For a tasty chicken rub: Mix 1/4 cup olive oil with about 1/4 cup seasoning mix and brush over chicken. Works great for breasts, tenders, thighs, or drumsticks.
how to store homemade seasoning
Transfer the seasoning blend to an airtight container or ziplock bag. Store it at room temperature with all your other spices. I like to keep my spices in small mason jars, labeled with the date I made it and readily accessible in my pantry.
how long does Italian seasoning last?
For best taste, use within a year, unless the expiration on any of the individual spices comes before that. After about a year, it’s best to freshen with new spices.
some of our favorite recipes that use Italian seasoning
This made from scratch seasoning blend is a great multi-purpose seasoning blend. Substitute this blend 1:1 in any recipes that call for Italian seasoning. You can even use this as a replacement for recipes that simply call for oregano or basil. I am never without a bottle of this in my kitchen, and with this easy recipe, you can always have it on hand too!
Some of my favorite uses:
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Homemade Italian Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons oregano
- 2 tablespoons basil
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
- Combine all ingredients in a jar or another airtight container.