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Italian Seasoning Substitute

Make your own homemade Italian seasoning substitute without all the additives. A low carb gluten free seasoning the whole family will love!
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Servings: 8 tablespoons
Calories: 7kcal
Author: Megan Ellam


  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic flakes or garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley



  • Place all ingredients into a small bowl and stir until combined. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.


  • Place all ingredients into the mixer bowl and mix 5 sec/speed 3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.


Store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 3 months. I recommend using within this time frame even though all the herbs and spices do have a much longer shelf life.
All ingredients are available from the supermarket without any additives present in them.
If you wish to add extra flavours to the dried herb combination, try an extra teaspoon dried basil or a teaspoon dried rosemary.
This recipe yields approximately 8 tablespoons. Each tablespoon of seasoning will make approximately 4-6 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. This is based on 8 heaped tablespoon serves.
To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 8. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 1 tablespoon using the ingredients listed. So this can be halved, quartered or whatever depending on the dish the seasoning is added to. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on the brands and types of ingredients used. 
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and a list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 5mg | Net Carbs: 1g