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Homemade Zesty Italian Seasoning Mix

My Homemade Zesty Italian Seasoning Mix is the perfect spice blend to use on all your favorite recipes. With a mix of some classic Italian herbs such as oregano and basil, this spice mixture gets its zing from sweet paprika, garlic and onion powder. 

This recipe is inspired by the Italian seasoning from Flavor God. They use paprika in their blend and it’s quite amazing!

zesty italian spice in a spice bowl with a spoon.
Homemade Zesty Italian Seasoning Mix.

Why this recipe works

  • This zesty italian seasoning mix is great in pasta sauces, on top of mac and cheese, season ground beef, pot roast or pork chops, or in homemade salad dressing or in pasta salads. 
  • Homemade seasoning has wonderful flavor and you can control how much salt you add or you can even leave it out. 
  • Good Italian seasoning only takes 5 minutes to make! 

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Ingredients

spices on a white plate with pasta noodles around it.
  • Dried basil. Basil adds a touch of sweetness. 
  • Dried oregano.
  • Granulated garlic powder. I must add garlic to everything!
  • Paprika. Sweet paprika makes this Italian seasoning amazing! 
  • Onion powder.
  • Dried parsley.
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground thyme.

How to make Zesty Italian Seasoning

1. Using a measuring spoon, gather all the herbs and spices to a small bowl. 

2. Combine with a small whisk or other utensil.

3. Store in a glass airtight jar with a lid at room temperature. Store homemade seasonings in your kitchen cabinet for up to 6 months. 

Storage for spices

zesty italian spice in an airtight container.

Store this dry mix of spices in an airtight container or a mason jar with a lid.

Uses for Zesty Italian Seasoning

This recipe is great for the whole family. Use this zesty spice on garlic bread- slather butter and sprinkle on top and bake. Use it in salad dressings along with extra-virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar, or as a dry rub to meats like salmon,sheet pan chicken thighs, beef and pork. Add a dash to the top of cheesy dishes like fettuccine Alfredo, mac and cheese or a grilled cheese sandwich. Or you can use on vegetables like in my Roasted Cauliflower Steaks.

Be sure to try my Homemade Dry Enchilada Spice Blend.

Helpful tips

Making spice blends at home are simple. The best thing you can do is make sure you are using fresh spices. Always check the expiration date and make sure spices are always stored properly in your spice cabinet and not near alot of heat. 

You can make it a milder flavor by leaving out the paprika. Or you can add some spice to it by adding red pepper flakes or chili pepper. I like to add red pepper flakes when I know my toddler won’t be eating the dish I’m using it in. 

Keep it lower in sodium by omitting the salt or using less salt. I don’t suggest adding more salt.

You can always change out the amounts of each spice you use but it will give different results. Use measuring spoons for accuracy.

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zesty italian seasoning on a white plate with pasta noodles around it.

Homemade Zesty Italian Seasoning Mix

Kristina Cadelina
My Homemade Zesty Italian Seasoning Mix is the perfect spice blend to use on all your favorite recipes. With mix of some classic Italian herbs such as oregano and basil, this spice mixture gets its zing from sweet paprika, garlic and onion powder. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course, Spices
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1
Calories 19 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Using a measuring spoon, gather all the herbs and spices to a small bowl.
  • Combine with a small whisk or other utensil.
  • Store in a glass airtight jar with a lid at room temperature. Store homemade seasonings in your kitchen cabinet for up to 6 months. 

Notes

Notes: 
Chili flakes are optional(but highly recommended). I like to add them if I know my toddler won’t be eating the dish I’m using this spice blend in. 
Always use fresh spices and fresh dried herbs. 
Keep it lower in sodium by omitting the salt or using less salt. I don’t suggest adding more salt.
Use measuring spoons for accuracy.
Storage:
Store this dry mix of spices in an airtight container or a mason jar with a lid.

Nutrition

Calories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 593mgPotassium: 109mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 687IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Zesty Italian Seasoning
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