If you’re looking for an Italian seasoning replacement, you’ve come to the right place! Making your own Italian Seasoning at home is easy. Not only is it super handy to have on hand vs. having to buy yet another bottle of spices at the store, it’s also really convenient to know how to make it during those times when you don’t have any readily available, you’re in the middle of making something, and you need an Italian seasoning replacement, stat!

A jar of Italian Seasoning Mix with a label.

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The Story Behind the Recipe

I’m slowly working my way toward sharing more spice mix recipes here on Kitchen Treaty. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in the process of making something, then realize I’m out of the particular spice mix the recipe calls for! So it’s nice to be able to find a recipe for that spice mix online.

That scenario happens most with Italian Seasoning, for some reason. So I figured it was high time to share my recipe for homemade Italian seasoning mix!

A bowl of Italian Seasoning Mix with a measuring spoon full of the mix.

Why You’ll Love This Homemade Italian Seasoning

I can only take a guess as to why you’ll love having this recipe on hand, but here are some of the reasons I’m predicting:

  • Life saver: When you need a replacement for Italian seasoning, stat, this recipe will save you!
  • Saves money: This is a frugal spice mix, especially when you buy your spices in bulk.
  • Customizable: Rosemary lover? Prefer more cozy overtones of sage flavor? Hate basil? This Italian seasoning recipe is super easy to vary to your tastes.
All of the spices for A bowl of Italian Seasoning Mix


Six different dried herbs and spices go into this homemade Italian Seasoning mix.

  • Oregano – Mediterranean or Greek oregano both work.
  • Basil – also known as dried sweet basil.
  • Marjoram – a member of the mint family with sweeter flavor (also known as sweet marjoram.)
  • Rosemary – I like the crushed and dried variation of rosemary so that the pieces are smaller and incorporated better into the Italian seasoning mix.
  • Thyme – the tiny leaves add savory, earthy flavor.
  • Sage – I prefer rubbed sage for lots of flavor and it incorporates well.


  • Add crushed red pepper flakes for heat
  • Some store-bought mixes also call for savory – if you like it, feel free to add it!

How to Make Italian Seasoning

This is very, very complicated. Are you ready?

Pour everything into a bowl. Stir. Pour into a spice jar. Label. You’re done!

Okay, so not very complicated.

A top view of Italian Seasoning Mix in a white bowl with a green and white napkin in the background.

Recipes That Use Italian Seasoning

I hope you love having homemade Italian seasoning on hand as much as I do, or at the very least, that I helped rescue you when you realized you were in sudden need of an Italian seasoning replacement.

A bowl of Italian Seasoning Mix with a measuring spoon full of the mix.

More Spice Mix Recipes

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Homemade Italian Seasoning

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Kare
It's so handy to know how to make Italian seasoning at home! Whether you're looking for a quick replacement or want to save a little money by making your own spice mixes, this recipe for homemade Italian seasoning is perfect!


  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage


  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir together. Use a spice funnel or spoon into an airtight jar. Store in a cool, dry place until ready to use. Keeps for up to 6 months.


Smaller batch Italian seasoning replacement

Yield: 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Pinch dried rubbed sage

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1g, Calories: 7kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 0.4g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.05g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 44mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.1g, Vitamin A: 52IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 2mg

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