If you're using a jared Italian seasoning blend, throw it in the trash immediately and mix up your own.
Italian Spice Blend Recipe
This is an excellent Italian herb blend recipe we use for pizza, meatballs, red sauces, and anything you want to add an Italian flair to. It takes me back to ice skating as a boy and buying pizza by the slice and to dinner the homes of any of my Italian American wife's family. To me the most important flavor is oregano.
Course. Sauces and Condiments.
Makes. About 1/3 cup
Takes. 10 minutes.
4 tablespoons crushed dried oregano leaves
4 tablespoons crushed, dried basil leaves
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Optional additions. Dried rosemary leaves (crush them so they don't stab you); dried marjoram; 1crushed red pepper flakes or chipotle.
Just mix them together in a jar and shake before using.
"Italy has always had a magnetic north pull on my psyche."Frances Mayes, "Under the Tuscan Sun"