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Italian Seasoning Substitute

  • Author: Alexa's Cuisine
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1-teaspoon servings 1x


Sprinkle a taste of Italy with Italian seasonings, turning ordinary dishes into delicious Mediterranean masterpieces!



2 tablespoons dried basil

2 tablespoons dried oregano

2 tablespoons dried thyme

2 tablespoons dried rosemary

1 tablespoon dried marjoram

1 tablespoon dried sage

1 tablespoon dried parsley


  1. Gather all the dried herbs required for the Italian seasoning blend.
  2. If using whole herbs, crush them with a mortar and pestle or pulse briefly in a spice grinder for a consistent texture (skip this step for pre-ground herbs).
  3. Combine all the dried herbs (and optional crushed red pepper flakes, if using) in a mixing bowl.
  4. Thoroughly mix the herbs to ensure even distribution.
  5. Taste a small amount of the Italian seasoning to check the flavor and adjust specific herbs' quantities if desired. Remember, the provided proportions are a guideline and can be customized to your preference.
  6. Once satisfied with the taste, transfer the Italian seasoning to an airtight container for storage.
  7. Store the Italian seasoning in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight, to retain its flavor for several months.


Remember my recipe is just a suggestion, and you can get creative by experimenting with different herbs and spices to make a custom Italian seasoning blend that perfectly complements your favorite dishes. As you make changes, taste along the way to ensure the flavors align with your preferences. Enjoy the culinary adventure!

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Italian

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