Homemade Italian Dressing Mix (Pantry Staple!)

Save yourself a trip to the store by keeping this Homemade Italian Dressing Mix in your pantry!  It's an easy recipe that will come in handy over and over 🙂

Homemade Italian Dressing Mix

Homemade Italian Dressing Mix

Dry Italian Dressing mix is a pantry staple that I've found myself reaching for time and time again over the years.  But what about those times you need it for a recipe and realize you're all out?  This homemade version is delicious and cheaper than buying packets! You can make it in bulk and use it time and time again.

PLUS – there are no mysterious ingredients inside, you can control the amount of salt, sugar, etc… according to your diet 🙂

Homemade Italian Dressing Mix

To Make Italian Dressing Mix You'll Need:


  • 1 1/2 tsps garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsps Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsps salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Directions (Get ready…. these are really involved!) 😉

  1. Mix all ingredients and store at room temperature in a plastic bag or container.
  2. Or store in the refrigerator or even the freezer!
  3. Use 2 tablespoons in place of 1 dry Italian seasoning packet.

So simple and I'm betting you have all the spices to make this in your pantry! 🙂  You can head over HERE to grab some spices on Amazon! 

If you prefer to make a bigger batch, double the recipe and store in an airtight container. The 4 oz mason jars with lids or the 8 oz mason jars with lids work perfectly for this recipe. 



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  1. Mary Moore says

    How do I use it once mixed to make dressing?

    • Hi Mary! To make it into dressing, mix together 1/4 cup vinegar, 2/3 cup oil, 2-tablespoons of water and 2-tablespoons of the mix! 🙂 Hope that helps!

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