Homemade Italian Seasoning

So you’re truckin along in the kitchen, feeling like you’re on top of the world because the kids are content and everything is going smoothly until you open your spice cabinet and find you are missing a crucial ingredient to the recipe: Italian seasoning.

Bum!

There is absolutely no way you are going to pack your kids and lug them to the grocery store when it’s so close to dinner time (the thought of it makes your skin cringe). So what do you do?

Luckily, you can make your own homemade Italian seasoning with ingredients that you probably have in your spice cabinet! I don’t know if this is a “true” Italian seasoning but I think it tastes great! I love using it for recipes that call for seasoned breadcrumbs or just using it as a basic seasoning. The creation is in the hands of the cook!

Just as a side note on spices: Please make sure you buy spices that are non-irradiated. Irradiation is when food products go through basically a sterilization process and kills off any good or bad bacteria. You can read more about irradiation here.

Brands I like and use are Frontier, Simply Organic, and Mountain Rose Herbs.

Homemade Italian Seasoning
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder (or learn how to make your own here)
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Don't feel like making it? No worries! You can buy it in my Naturally Free Handcrafted Blends shop here.
Instructions
  1. Mix together all the ingredients and store in a recycled spice jar or buy a set of plain spice jars to use for special creations (like this one of course!). Voila!

Naturally Free Italian Seasoning

 

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Aside from being a wannabe backyard homesteader who wrangles chickens and free-range kids, Loriel is the owner/creator of the professional natural lifestyle blog Naturally Loriel, owner of the organic spice blend business Naturally Free, and freelance professional food photographer.


'Homemade Italian Seasoning' has 1 comment

  1. August 5, 2018 @ 4:06 pm MaryAnn Armbruster

    So, how much of the Italian Seasoning Mix do you use per pound of ground pork to make breakfast sausage?

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