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Homemade Italian Dressing or Seasoning Mix Recipe

Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe
Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe
Homemade Italian Seasoning recipes like this one will make you ditch those packets and envelopes for something not only better tasting–but better for you!

While this recipe calls for two tablespoons of salt, I don’t tend to use the whole thing. Play around with this recipe for Homemade Italian Dressing Mix and see what works for you.

I used two tablespoons of the mix in my Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Rice recipe. It was wonderful!

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Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Consider this as your base. Feel free to tweak ingredients to suit your tastes. I did not use garlic salt but only garlic powder and used slightly less to account for the absence of salt.

I have not used this as a dressing--I've only used it as a homemade substitute in my Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe:



  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Granualted Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celery Salt ( used Celery Seed)
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt


  1. Combine ingredients in airtight container.
  2. For Dressing Mix: Combine 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar, 2/3 Cup Canola Oil, 2 Tablespoons Water, and 2 Tablespoons of the Mix.

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  1. Jessica Nunemaker

    Who needs all that extra salt anyway? :)

  2. Made this today because I ran out of packets for my Italian Beef. LOVELY! (served with pitas and Tzatziki sauce. Delish.)

  3. Jessica Nunemaker

    Yay! :) Glad to hear you are liking them!

  4. Jessica,
    Love the recipes. Keep ’em coming!

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