Simple Italian Seasoning Mix Recipe
Mix up you own Simple Italian Seasoning Mix with these easy recipe. Save money and time creating your own seasoning blends that taste amazing!
One of the first things I learned while trying to save money in the kitchen was that herbs and seasonings can be expensive; especially all of those fancy blends. Purchasing base spices in bulk and creating your own blends is a great way to save some money and really make your recipes stand out with the flavors that you love.
Dried herbs also keep a long time in your pantry and are great for kicking up the flavor palate and savoriness of any meal.
What Spices are in Italian Seasoning?
To make your own Italian Seasoning Mix you will need…
- red chili flakes or red pepper flakes
- garlic powder
Many of these you should already have in your pantry making this blend very easy to mix up.
Where to Buy Spices
If you are looking for the most economical way to get quality spices I have a few suggestions. Skip the regular grocery store. I like to purchase my spices either at a warehouse club (like Sam’s Club) or online from Amazon. I prefer the Frontier Co-op brand.
Both of these methods require you to purchase in bulk. This actually saves you the most money per ounce and allows you to make your own seasoning blends.
Creating your own seasoning mixes and blends isn’t just money saving. It makes great gifts.
- Create your spice blends and put them in small mason jars or spice jars.
- Give them as gifts with a cute dish towel, pot holder, & wooden spoons.
- Toss in one of your favorite recipes using that blend, or even a small cookbook.
That makes a thoughtful, unique and affordable gift that anyone would love! Perfect for the holidays, newly-weds, or even a housewarming gift.
How to Make Italian Seasoning Mix
To make simply measure out your spices and stir them together.
Ways to Use
This Easy Italian Seasoning Mix can be used in so many ways. I always grab for it when I am making spaghetti (even jarred sauce can be kicked up a notch).
It is also delicious on chicken, in pasta, on pork and so much more!
- Pizza Sauce
- Olive Tomato Focaccia Bread
- Italian Sausage & Potato Roast
- Homemade Pizza Crust
Store your new Italian Seasoning mix in a air tight jar or storage container. There are some really cute spice jars and containers for homemade mixes available online.
You can also store them in a mason jar. Mason jars are so versatile around the kitchen. I keep them on hand for many things.
Italian Dressing Mix
Check out this simple Italian Dressing Mix Recipe too. All you need is a little vinegar and extra virgin olive oil to create an out of this world salad dressing. No more store bought packets.
Easy Italian Seasoning Mix Recipe
- spice jar
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoons dried rosemary
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon red chili flakes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder