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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 3.9
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Italian Herb Seasoning

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Italian Herb Seasoning

Introduction

Forget buying packets of seasonings. They're expensive and often full of salt. Save sodium and money by making this easy herb blend. Use it in sauces, soups, stews, on meats... anywhere you want to add Italian flavor without fat or sodium! Forget buying packets of seasonings. They're expensive and often full of salt. Save sodium and money by making this easy herb blend. Use it in sauces, soups, stews, on meats... anywhere you want to add Italian flavor without fat or sodium!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 T Mediterranean oregano, dried
    1 T basil, dried
    1 T sage, dried
    1 t rosemary, dried
    1 t red pepper flakes

Directions

Makes about 1/4 cup.
Combine spices in a mixing bowl. Store in an airtight container away from direct sunlight for up to six months. Before using, crush herbs between your fingers to release more flavor.





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  • Very Good
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I much prefer to make my own seasoning blends, and this one is both fragrant and flavorful. In addition to adding these seasoning blends to cooked entrees--I sprinkle them on salads, and I use them when making my homemade salad dressings. - 1/20/10

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    i think it's really good because these herbs are really tasty and you don't need any salt, but if you use fresh herbs it will be more delicious. i'm italian, from naples, and belive me on my balcony there are a lot of fresh hebs ready to use. P.S. sorry for my english - 4/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe and flavor enhancer. You have inspired me to try to create my own seasonings. If you have any other please share them. :-) - 1/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    The union of the right herbs can encourage hidden flavors in foods to make themselves known and will transform many a plain meal into something to savor. - 1/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My adopted aunt, my sister's God-Mother, was 2nd generation Sicilian & she NEVER bought seasoning blends. This is so close to a blend she made it might be the same. People think my spaghetti sauce has a secret ingredient (2 Bay leaves). In the crock pot, the spices will combine to scent the house! - 1/20/11

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is great!!! NO Sodium and tremendous Italian taste - 1/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I grow and dry my own. Great savings! - 1/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is great for me, I have HBP & am on a salt restricted diet. Thanks! - 1/20/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Growing my own herbs for this one! - 1/20/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    100% good receipt for personal use and a great gift. - 12/4/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a perfect blend of spices. Not everyone in my family likes to put a lot of spice into their dishes but they love this! Thank you so much! - 1/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great recipe, i used a bit more basil and added a little bit of black pepper (fresh grind) - 1/22/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mixing this up today sounds good seasoning!!! - 7/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OMGosh, this is wonderful! - 1/23/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made some last night and sprinkled on this afternoon's lunch salad! Very good! Don't forget to wash your hands after crushing the herbs! (the hot pepper flakes leave a bit of residue..) - 1/22/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'd forgotten how simple this mix is. Thanks! - 1/20/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Spot ON! Whenever I come across something that says to use, say, greek seasoning, cajun seasoning, etc I just look up the recipe and throw a batch together. Those prices at the stores are outrageous; also you often can glean what is IN them simply by looking at the ingredients!! Good point, Meg! - 1/20/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love such recipes---fragrant and spicy!!! - 1/20/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If only there were better tasting seasonings than Italian, tired of it, had it all my life, and it doesn't make me feel good to always have that type of seasoning, everything you put it on, tastes the same. - 6/23/13

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  • I got started making my own seasoning mixes when Chef Meg came out with the Taco seasoning mix. It was DELISH. I have half the ingredients to this recipe growing in my garden and didn't have any idea of how to mix them to get more use out of them. Now I have a new use. Thanks, Chef Meg! - 10/21/12

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  • I normally never make anything that Chef Meg posts because everything has Red Pepper flakes and I am allergic. I can't help but wonder what kind of taste buds she has ..... everything must taste the same..... like red peppers.....
    Sorry Chef Meg....

    - 8/30/12

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  • Reat rub for fish! - 3/29/12

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  • This looks like a nice combination of herbs but why not just use this combination as you are cooking. It seems like making it up as a blend is only useful if you are going to use it as a gift or take it along on a trip. - 1/22/12

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  • I am just getttin into seasoing this is great n I hve high bloodpreassure I. Can have no salt thans chef Meg - 1/22/12

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  • Wow--I made this--will store it for a bit- - 1/22/12

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  • I grow mine! - 1/22/12

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  • I like the convience of mixing myself and having it handy. - 1/22/12

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  • Perfect for so many stews and soups. Didn't have sage so I used tarragon instead - 1/19/12

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  • Very tasty on red snapper. The combinations of herbs, crushed, what an aroma in the kitchen and on hands. Will continue to use this recipe. - 11/1/11

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  • One of my favorites! - 3/23/11

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  • These spice blends are terrific. This one works on pizza and spaghetti, toasted cheese sandwiches...anywhere you want that special Italian taste.
    I have a request, Meg, and you are the one to go to. Years ago I purchased 3 spice-blends, made by McCormick, called "1 Step Seasoning." - 2/8/11

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  • This is very good. The rosemary is a little powerful. - 2/8/11

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  • We use herbs in lots of recipes and dips so this will be very helpful - 2/1/11

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  • I suprised myself with how inexpensive spices were from my local grocery's bulk food section. I took a bit of my own spin on this recipe and made an awesome topping for steamed veggies, potatoes, cottage cheese, or whatever - for about 50 cents and it will last me for months! - 1/24/11

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  • This would be a lot cheaper then buying Mrs. Dash, and it sounds basically like the same ingredients. - 1/22/11

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  • I am attuned to almost anything that will reduce the sodium in our diet and have found that adding a little extra spice(s) will "make up" for less salt in recipes. Thanks for this recipe--it will definitely be a staple in our house as we love Italian foods. - 1/21/11

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  • great on pizza and in casseroles - 1/21/11

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  • You don't even need the salt. - 1/20/11

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  • Best thing is to have a small tub of all the various herbs and spices that you use. Then you can mix and match, and have some fun doing it differently at times. - 1/20/11

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  • Sounds great - will mix up a batch today to use on chicken breasts tonight. - 1/20/11

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  • Haven't seed red pepper flakes in Italian seasoning before. As someone who doesn't like hot spices does anyone know if this adds heat to the recipe. I don't even use black pepper so I may just leave it out. - 1/20/11

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  • Thanks for the recipe for Italian spices! - 1/20/11

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  • I have been working on getting my salt consumption down and have been looking for alternatives -- this sounds great -- will be putting some together this week - and even have my own home grown rosemary for it. This inspires me to get more homegrown herbs in my garden for this upcoming growing season - 1/20/11

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  • Just what I was looking for! - 1/20/11

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  • It looks awesome. I plan to try it. - 1/20/11

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  • I love ways to save money. This beats buying another jar of spices since I have all the ingredients on hand. - 1/20/11

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  • like it
    - 1/20/11

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  • I enjoy using italian seasoning in many recipes, and I really like the fact that this recipe allows me to control the amount of each spice I use. I like the extra kick the red pepper flakes provide. Thanks Chef Meg - 1/20/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great 3 stars - 1/5/11

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  • Yes,fresh herbs are best but hard to grow and maintain in many areas.Some herbs grow better than others.I buy my herbs already mixed with no salt.Look at your local grocery store for mixed herbs with no salt added.I love growing my own herbs but they can be hard to grow in some areas. - 11/21/10

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  • EXCELLENT!!!! - 10/13/10

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  • Great flavors and very simple. I added panko bread crumbs to use as a breaing. - 9/8/10

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  • very good - 9/1/10

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  • Great idea.....I am whipping up a batch tomorrow.... - 8/24/10

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  • I use thesame spices. - 5/4/10

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  • I too grow my own Herbs and I also add Thyme to this - 2/2/10

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  • Deliciouso! I know this, While I didn't feel they helped me with the recipe, I did decide from reading everyone else's comments that I am going to have my own herbal garden asap. I love Itallian and Mexican food, and when it is all mine it would be terrific! Thank you! - 1/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for sharing this. I use salt very sparingly and can well do without the added salt & cost of the store-bought mixes. - 1/21/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I grow my own herbs - 1/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love, love, love this recipe! - 1/20/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Definitely will try this one. - 1/20/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This looks good. I'm love using all kinds of spices and herbs in my cooking. I prefer to buy the bulk dried spices since they always smell much more fragrant and I believe are fresher. Also, by buying bulk, I just buy what I'll use soon so that they don't go old and lose flavor. - 1/20/10

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  • This was incredible - 1/20/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great info - 1/20/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome - 1/20/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like the idea of no salt. We get enough salt with out adding more. - 1/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds incredible! Can't wait to get this together! We are using a lot more spices with our cooking and love it! - 1/20/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Clever and more importantly, healthy and cost effective. - 1/20/10

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