It’s so simple to make your own Italian Dressing Mix, and it’s healthier, tastier, and less expensive than Good Seasons or any other store-bought dressing packet!
I think it’s really fun to make my own DIY seasoning blends, and I get a certain sense of accomplishment when I crack the code on a classic like Italian Dressing. You should try my Ranch Dressing Mix and homemade Taco Seasoning too. Fill your pantry with delicious recipe starters!
Italian Dressing Mix Ingredients
Complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.
This dressing mix contains the perfect mix of dried herbs and spices to make the tastiest homemade Italian dressing seasoning!
- Garlic Powder and Onion Powder: These two together add so much savory flavor to the dressing.
- Dried Oregano, Parsley, Basil, and Thyme: Dried herbs look beautiful mixed up into a homemade Italian dressing, plus they provide fresh earthy flavors.
- Celery Salt: If you don’t regularly use celery salt, pick some up for this recipe. The flavor of celery seed is hard to describe, but it makes a difference here.
- Sugar, Salt, and Pepper: Together these three make a balanced seasoning blend. You can reduce the salt if you’re watching your sodium intake. Feel free to use a sugar-free sweetener if needed too!
How to Make Italian Dressing Mix
To make this mix, simply measure out all of the ingredients and stir them together. Sometimes I just measure everything right into a glass mason jar and shake. So simple!
If you want your dressing to be extra smooth, you can pulverize the dressing mix ingredients in a blender to break down the herbs a bit more.
Simple Italian Dressing with Homemade Mix
To make a simple Italian vinaigrette, mix two tablespoons of this mix with ¼ cup of white vinegar, ⅔ cup of light olive oil or canola oil, and 2 tablespoons of water.
Follow this recipe to make a copycat Olive Garden Italian Dressing.
You can experiment with different kinds of vinegar or even fruit juices to create your own Italian dressing creations!
Storage: Store your homemade Italian dressing mix in an airtight container at room temperature. I put mine in a glass jar with a lid and store it with my other spices.
What to Make with Italian Dressing Mix
Dressing: Of course, you have to use this dressing mix to make Italian Dressing! I have an Olive Garden Italian dressing copycat recipe that you are going to love.
Marinade or dry rub: Use this Italian dressing mix, either dry or mixed with oil to season chicken, shrimp, steaks, roasted potatoes, or grilled vegetables. It’s an all-purpose seasoning and tastes great with so many things.
My recipe for Italian Beef Sandwiches uses Italian Dressing mix. Made in the crockpot, it’s an easy and filling meal. Many other recipes call for Italian dressing mix too!
For a really quick dinner, I like to use Italian dressing mix to season chicken tenders that I cook in the air fryer.
No, the two are not the same. Italian seasoning is a blend of dried herbs, including basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and sometimes marjoram. Italian dressing mix includes similar dried herbs as well as salt and additional seasonings that will create a flavorful salad dressing when mixed with oil and vinegar.
If you are planning to use this Italian dressing mix in recipes that call for a “packet” or an “envelope” of Good Seasons mix, you might want to know how much is in one of those packets. Standard dressing mix packets are 0.7 ounces by weight and include approximately 2 tablespoons of mix. You can use two tablespoons of this homemade recipe in place of one packet of Italian dressing. The entire recipe makes just over 7 tablespoons of Italian dressing mix.
This recipe creates a classic Italian dressing mix, most similar to the original Good Seasons recipe. Zesty Italian dressing generally has dried peppers in it to give it extra flavor. If you like a bit of zing, you can experiment with adding a small amount of crushed red pepper flakes to your mix.
Enjoy having this Italian Dressing Mix recipe in your kitchen toolbox, it can save you a bit of money, and help you to make amazing homemade dressings and other recipes. Be sure to pin it for later!
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon celery salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- To make the seasoning, whisk all of the ingredients together until well combined.
- If you want a finer mixture, you can blend it in a food processor or a spice grinder until you reach the consistency that you want.
- If you are planning to use this Italian dressing mix in recipes that call for a “packet” or an “envelope” of Good Seasons mix, you might want to know how much is in one of those packets. Standard dressing mix packets are 0.7 ounces by weight and include approximately 2 tablespoons of mix. You can use two tablespoons of this homemade recipe in place of one packet of Italian dressing. The entire recipe makes just over 7 tablespoons of Italian dressing mix.
- You can reduce the salt if you’re watching your sodium intake. Feel free to use a sugar-free sweetener if needed too!
- Store your homemade Italian dressing mix in an airtight container at room temperature. I put mine in a glass jar with a lid and store it with my other spices.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.
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