Out of Italian seasoning and not sure what to do? We got you covered with our simple Italian seasoning substitute! Just mix our recommended spices together to pack your recipe with flavor.
Italian seasoning is a delicious blend of herbs that packs a ton of flavor. We make our own Italian seasoning and keep it on hand for a ton of different recipes, like Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Pomodoro.
Whether you want to make your own Italian seasoning to save for later or just need to find a quick replacement, our recipe can help give your dish Mediterranean flavor.
About Italian Seasoning Substitute
- Taste - Italian seasoning substitute is a uniquely herbaceous and savory medley.
- Texture - The herbs are ground and light.
- Effort - All you need to do is mix the dried herbs then use it to season or store it for later.
- Time - It takes just 1 minute to mix all of the ingredients.
- Dried basil - Basil adds brightness and a light sweetness to the herb mixture.
- Dried parsley - Parsley adds an earthy pepperiness.
- Dried rosemary - Rosemary has a strong woodsy flavor.
- Dried oregano - Oregano provides an earthy pungent taste.
- Dried thyme - Thyme adds a minty and slightly lemony flavor.
See recipe card for quantities.
Substitutions and Variations
- Garlic powder - Garlic powder adds the quintessential aromatic flavor.
- Dried sage - Add dried sage for an earthy and savory addition.
- Majoram - Majoram provides a floral and woodsy accent.
- Red chili flakes - Add red chili flakes to make the seasoning mixture spicy.
- Herbs de provence - Herbs de provence is also a good substitute for Italian seasoning. It is very similar tasting but usually adds fennel, tarragon, and mint.
- Mix ingredients - Add ingredients to a bowl and mix until homogeneous. Use or store in an airtight container.
Pro tip: If you don't have all of the ingredients for this Italian seasoning substitute, that's okay. Just use what ingredients you have and it will still be tasty.
What to Eat with Italian Seasoning
This Italian seasoning blend adds a delicious kick to so many dishes. We love it on our Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Pomodoro and Roasted Chicken Thighs and Vegetables. We also add it to our turkey and chicken meatballs and sprinkle it on fish. It is always a delicious option when you want to take a dish's flavor to the next level!
Store leftover Italian seasoning substitute in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 1 year for best results.
No, oregano is one of the typical ingredients found in Italian seasoning. You can use oregano as a replacement for Italian seasoning in a pinch but it won't have the same rich flavor profile.
While it won't have quite as robust of a flavor as an Italian seasoning blend, garlic powder is a reliable substitute when all else fails.
All purpose seasoning is often made of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and spices while Italian seasoning usually contains dried basil, dried oregano, dried rosemary, dried thyme, and other dried Italian herbs.
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Italian Seasoning Substitute
- 2 tablespoon dried basil
- 2 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder optional
- 1 teaspoon red chili flakes optional
- Add ingredients to a bowl and mix until homogeneous. Use or store in an airtight container.2 tablespoon dried basil, 2 tablespoon dried parsley, 2 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, 1 tablespoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
- If you don't have all of the ingredients for this Italian seasoning substitute, that's okay. Just use what ingredients you have and it will still be tasty!
- Store leftover Italian seasoning substitute in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 1 year for best results.