How to Make Poultry Seasoning

Next time a recipe calls for poultry seasoning, make it from scratch! You can prepare a whole batch with six simple ingredients.

You can find poultry seasoning next to the spices in the grocery store. It’s simply a mixture of several dried herbs, used to season many dishes. But for cooks who already have the ingredients for poultry seasoning on hand, it’s a snap to make this blend at home.

It couldn’t be easier to whisk together homemade poultry seasoning—and the blend adds savory flavors to any meal.

What Is Poultry Seasoning?

Poultry seasoning is a six-ingredient blend of flavorful and aromatic spices. It adds depth to any recipe, including vegetarian dishes. It’s also one of our must-know spice blends that will change the way you cook

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Homemade Poultry Seasoning Recipe

Instead of heading to the store, create your own poultry seasoning at home. You likely have everything you need in your cupboard! This recipe yields about a half-cup of poultry seasoning.


  • 3 tablespoons ground sage
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Whisk all ingredients together, then store in an airtight container in a cool, dark space for up to six months.

You can safely store the blend longer, but it will begin to lose its flavor. Learn more about how long spices last.

How to Use Poultry Seasoning

It can be used on chicken or turkey, of course, but poultry seasoning can also be used in vegetarian recipes! You can sprinkle it on top of roasted vegetables or blend it with oil to make a salad dressing. I always add a spoonful to my soup broth for a delicious savory flavor. This DIY seasoning blend is called for in our Company’s Coming Turkey, many of our best chicken recipes and, of course, Thanksgiving stuffing.

Jenna Urben
Jenna is a food blogger focused on sharing allergy-friendly recipes. Her favorite ingredients include sweet potatoes, chickpeas and squash.