Homemade Italian Dressing and Seasoning Mix Recipe

Have you ever looked at the back of a processed dressing mix packet or seasoning packet? Ugh, they are filled with all kinds of unhealthy ingredients that are only in there so that it will keep on the shelf for months at a time. Who wants that? Well, that's why I LOVE making my own seasoning and dressing mixes. Recipes like this homemade Italian dressing mix are super easy to make and can be used to make just about any dish pop with flavor.

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Making homemade seasonings like this is a lot easier than you may think. With just a few ingredients (not the numerous ones like on the package) you can have delicious, homemade dressings mixed up in no time.

Buying In Bulk Makes It Easier and Cheaper

The first thing you'll need to do is take inventory of what kind of spices you have on hand. Most homemade salad dressing mixes don't use extravagant ingredients, so your basic spices will be just fine.

Using what you have on hand is a great idea, but if you like this recipe (which I think you will). buying some extra spices in bulk may be something you want to look in to.

spices for Italian dressing on gray plate

Buying spices in bulk will allow you to not only save quite a bit of money, but it makes it much easier to quickly make these recipes. Having the spices on hand (I keep mine in the freezer) keeps you from running out and buying the processed mixes when needed.

Where To Buy Them

I am part of a co-op that orders pantry items like this in bulk, but sometimes that is not always convenient, so my go-to place is Amazon.

Amazon has good prices on 1 pound bags of organic spices like Oregano, Basil, Garlic Powder, and so much more. It's a little pricey up front, but as you can see below, in the long run, you are saving quite a bit of money per ounce and they will last you a long time.

comparison of spice prices per ounce on Amazon

You've Got Your Spices Now What?

Now you make the recipe!

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Pretty Easy Right?

Can you believe it's that easy to make your own homemade dressing? I love it!

Have you ever made your own dressing at home before? Leave me a comment below and let me know. Better yet, if you have a recipe on your site, drop a link and share your recipe! I'd love to try it.


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Cooking!


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homemade Italian Dressing in a glass bottle


  1. Ooh I love making homemade dressings! Can't wait to try this one out!

  2. Making your own dressing is always healthier isn't it? I love to experiment with different spices and create new flavor blends

  3. Awesome! Let me know what you think if you give it a try.

  4. Yes. Homemade is always better for you! And tastier too!

  5. Such a great idea! So easy and way better than the packet! I need a salad with this for lunch now.

  6. Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.comSeptember 13, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    This sounds so delicious! I love making my own dressing, so I will definitely give this a try :-)

  7. Yes! Please do! It's super easy to make and soo good!

  8. Ha ha. It's great on chicken and other dishes too! So if you're out of salad, that's ok. LOL.

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