Italian Sausage Seasoning - Add Fab
Flavours and Mouthwatering Aromas

If you're into making sausages, then a homemade Italian sausage seasoning is definitely recommended. And this easy-to-make recipe, using a blend of traditional spices and herbs, will add superb flavours, mouthwatering aromas and season your ground pork dishes wonderfully! (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

Note: You'll notice that I use a few whole ingredients for this Italian sausage blend and, whilst these will give the best flavours, it's fine to use pre-ground powders instead. If you do, simply reduce the amounts by half. So for 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds you use 1 tablespoon of ground fennel. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well.

Homemade Italian Sausage Seasoning

What You'll Need: (makes about 8-9 tablespoons)

4 tbsp coriander seeds
3 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp fennel seeds
2 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
4 tsp paprika
2-3 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp grated nutmeg
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp saffron strands (optional)

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Coarsely grind the salt, coriander and fennel seeds
  • Add to a bowl
  • Stir in the garlic, onion, pepper, paprika, cayenne and nutmeg
  • Crumble in the dried herbs and saffron if using. Thoroughly combine 

Store your sausage spice in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use it within 2-3 months before making more.

Toasting and Grinding Info

Italian sausage seasoning

Note: If you're going to the effort of making your own sausage and Italian seasoning mix, you could spend a few minutes lightly toasting the whole ingredients prior to grinding.

This will add even more flavour to your finished recipe. Read more here(Link opens in new window)

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