Italian Seasoning - Add the Fab Taste
of Italy to Your Home Cooking

A homemade Italian seasoning is just the thing for capturing the delicious flavours of Italy. Whilst Italians will off use fresh ingredients foe their cooking, if you don't have fresh to hand, then this recipe made up of traditional dried herbs and spices is the next best thing and is super simple to make(See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

Note: I use a few whole ingredients for this blend as these will give the best flavours. However, if you don't have whole  just use pre-ground powders and reduce the amount  the recipe requires by half. So for 4 teaspoons of peppercorns you would use 2 teaspoons of ground pepper. Likewise, reduce the coriander seeds by half as well as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe

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

3 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp dried rosemary
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp peppercorns
2 tsp dried sage
2 tsp onion powder
2-3 tsp chili powder
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp nutmeg powder
8 dried bay leaves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Crumble the bay leaves
  • Grind the bay pieces along with the salt, peppercorns, rosemary and coriander seeds
  • Add to a bowl
  • Stir in the onion, chili and nutmeg
  • Finally, crumble in the oregano and sage. Combine thoroughly 

Store in an airtight jar, in a cool place and out of direct sunlight. Use within 2-3 months before making a fresh amount.

Note: Dry toasting the coriander and peppercorns for a few minutes prior to grinding and combining with the powders and herbs is worth doing

The heat from the toasting helps release the most fabulous flavours and aromas and is worth doing if you have the time. Click here to read more about this easy to do cooking technique. (Link opens in new window)

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