Italian Seasoning

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


7 tablespoons

Updated: Dec. 27, 2022
Who needs added salt when you can give breads, pasta, spaghetti sauce and other dishes an Italian flair? Use this distinctive Italian seasoning recipe instead. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 3 tablespoons each dried basil, oregano and parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Place all ingredients, in batches if necessary, in a spice grinder or a small bowl. Grind or crush with the back of a spoon until mixture becomes a coarse powder. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Italian Seasoning Tips

What else can you use to grind the spices when making Italian seasoning?

You can also use a mortar and pestle, or a pepper mill if you have it, to grind the spices for this spice blend.

What kinds of dishes can you use Italian seasoning in?

There are so many recipes you can make with Italian seasoning! Some of our favorites are lasagna and slow-cooker pizza.

What else can you put in Italian seasoning?

We also recommend adding dried sage or marjoram to your Italian seasoning recipe. Have fun and make it your own!

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1/4 teaspoon: 1 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.