That’s right I’m posting about spice blends again! This time we are going to tackle a Homemade Italian Spice Mix.

Homemade Italian Spice blend in a spoon- A lazy cook's secret weapon

If you follow this site then you have heard me say before that I am hopeless at recipes- which is kind of funny because I frequently create the damn things. But I like to keep things simple. Instead of having a million different recipes and combinations for every little thing, I like to make my own spice blends and then customize from there as needed.

I’m pretty sure that many people the world over have fudged a recipe with whatever they have around and lived to tell the tale. I like to take this a step further by just trying to mainly use the things I have on hand to make TONS of fuss free recipes.

With very few exceptions, you will rarely find me running out to the store to grab some last minute obscure ingredient unless I can figure out why I would need it more than once.

For how to establish a “Just the Basics” Pantry, click here!

Why Homemade Spice Blends are Awesome

Having homemade spice blends on hand is SUPER handy for jazzing up pretty much anything. I use homemade spice blends for sheet pan meals, making sauces and dressings, putting in cooking water to flavor grains; I could go on and on.

Homemade Italian Spice blend in a spoon- A lazy cook's secret weapon

Spice blends are cheap and easy to make and don’t contain tons of salt and sugar unless YOU put it there.

I have posted spice blend recipes before, such as this Ranch seasoning and this Taco seasoning. I am aware that I might be alienating some people by making recipes that call for 1 or 2 tablespoons of these blends rather than spelling out each little bit of individual spice I use. However, my intention with this blog is to reach out to all the busy or lazy (no judgement here!) people that just want some fuss free healthy shit in their life that is simple and easy.

Spice blends make this possible! You don’t even need to use the ones I posted, just go out and get some!

A Lazy Girl’s Secret Ingredient?

Now, I love Italian spice blend. It is one of my favorite lazy girl kitchen hacks.

My dirty little secret is to take all the fancy ass recipes I want to try that call for things like freshly picked sun kissed artisanal Rosemary (or whatever) and just use homemade Italian spice blend instead. Before I started growing my own herbs, I never had the things I needed to make special recipes but what I did have- you guessed it, a big ass jar of Italian Spice blend!

And now with this recipe, you can have one too πŸ˜‰

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Homemade Italian Spice Blend

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Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend
This seasoning blend is great to use for recipes that call for Italian spice blend... but at a fraction of the cost!
Homemade Italian Spice blend in a spoon- A lazy cook's secret weapon
Course Spice Blends
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Servings
Mason Jar
Ingredients
Course Spice Blends
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Servings
Mason Jar
Ingredients
Homemade Italian Spice blend in a spoon- A lazy cook's secret weapon
Instructions
  1. Take all ingredients and put in a jar or container. Shake well to combine. Shake prior to every use as the powders will settle.
Recipe Notes

-Ensure that you shake well prior to every use as the powders will settle.

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Homemade Italian Spice Blend recipe- A lazy cook's secret weapon

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6 Comments

  1. Amy at cooking1handed.com November 1, 2017 at 8:24 am

    I never would have thought to use rosemary. You’re so right about spice blends, I use them for everything! They’re a great way to jazz up food without adding salt or fat. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Doug November 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Agree with the comments about rosemary. Never would have guessed, but you should have seen my eyes open wide when I saw red pepper flakes. I love virtually anything with a little heat. Also, I just bookmarked your taco seasoning recipe. Both of these will be big time savers to for future meals. I like having things prepared ahead of time. Thanks.

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    1. MandiEm November 2, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you! Hope you like them

      Reply

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