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Homemade Garlic and Herb Seasoning

Sometimes you just need a simple, quality seasoning to make all the difference in your home-cooked meals. Homemade Garlic and Herb Seasoning is the perfect blend to transform basic meats and veggies into savory, delicious results!

small glass jar of seasonings with wooden spoon stirring

You won’t have to search too long before finding garlic and herb seasoning mentioned in my recipes! I love this blend – and seasoning blends in general –  because it simplifies your meal prep that much more. You can use one seasoning blend in place of many different herbs and spices, and with the addition of salt in this recipe, it is all-purpose

What is garlic and herb seasoning made of? 

Garlic and herb seasoning is designed to be an all-in-one mix that completely seasons home-cooked dishes.

It typically includes salt and pepper, garlic powder (replacing the need for chopped or minced garlic), and a neutral mix of herbs that complement each other. Many popular seasoning blends also include additional preservatives or seed oils, so I prefer to easily make my own at home in only a few extra minutes. I’ve found that this is the perfect healthy combination of herbs and spices to elevate your savory foods every time.

For this recipe, you’ll use a combination of leafy herbs and other everyday seasonings to create a robust, aromatic mix.


Use dried herbs from the list below and be sure that they have not expired. By keeping each ingredient as fresh as you can, it helps the potency and flavor of the overall mix! 

  • Parsley
  • Oregano 
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Ground marjoram 

Additional Seasonings

When combined, these pantry staples create a complex blend of flavor – perfect for slow-cooking meats and hearty dishes.

  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
variety of seasonings and spices in 9 small bowls

How To Make Garlic and Herb Seasoning 

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Optional: Add the herbs and spices to a mini food processor or a food chopper. Pulse it a few times to grind everything and more evenly incorporate the ingredients.
blend of seasonings inside of small blender
  1. Store in a glass airtight jar in a cool, dry location.
bottle of parsley and small glass jar with seasonings

Recipe Variations

Garlic and herb seasoning is a very flexible mix that can be modified when used with different recipes. You might consider which types of recipes you cook the most and then adjust the seasoning blend from there. 

For example, with traditional chicken and vegetable dishes, you might prefer additional thyme or sage. Rosemary would be another great addition for use with meat and potato dishes. If you prefer smoky flavors, try adding some paprika.

Note: If you use herbs with larger pieces or leaves, measure in 1 tablespoon portions. If you use ground herbs, use 1 teaspoon at a time.

How To Use Garlic and Herb Seasoning 

A well-mixed seasoning can transform pretty much any type of dish – meats, veggies, sauces, casseroles, soups, and more! If you mix up a few batches of garlic and herb seasoning, you’ll be steps ahead in prepping your tasty meals at home.

Here are some of my tried and true recipes that incorporate this seasoning:

For other one-and-done seasoning options, try some of these ideas to make your food just that much more enjoyable!

  • Sprinkle it on vegetables and toss with olive oil for oven-roasting.
  • Use it as a rub for roasts or whole chicken in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.
  • Use a rub for meats on the grill or along with butter to sauté on the stove.
  • Make your own garlic bread by sprinkling it across fresh bread and toasting in the oven. Or, mix garlic and herb seasoning into your favorite biscuit recipe for savory options at dinnertime!
  • Create homemade croutons by tossing cubed bread with olive oil and seasoning, and toasting in the oven until very crispy.
  • Add a sprinkle of this seasoning to potatoes in any form – mashed, roasted, fried as hashbrowns, or even on crispy French fries in the air fryer.
  • Season veggie-packed soups with garlic and herb seasoning. It works especially well with soups containing combinations of chicken, rice, noodles, or creamy bases!
  • Add to creamy or buttery pasta sauces and serve with meats and veggies on the side.

Storage of Homemade Garlic and Herb Seasoning 

With any homemade seasoning, it is essential to store the mix in a clean, completely dry, airtight container. Any moisture introduces the possibility of mold or caking and shortens the shelf life of the mix.

If stored properly, in a dry place such as your pantry or spice cabinet, this blend should stay fresh for up to a few months.

Small jar of seasonings
small glass jar of seasonings with wooden spoon stirring

Homemade Garlic and Herb Seasoning

Jennifer Draper
Sometimes you just need a simple, quality seasoning to make all the difference in your home-cooked meals. Homemade Garlic and Herb Seasoning is the perfect blend to transform basic meats and veggies into savory, delicious results!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Seasoning Blend
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 6 kcal


  • measuring cups and spoons
  • storage container


  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Add all ingredients to bowl and stir to combine
  • Optional: Add ingredients to a mini food processor or food chopper and pulse a few times to grind and incorporate all elements evenly
  • Store in an airtight glass jar


  • Seasoning should last up to 2-3 months if stored properly.
  • Customize herb measurements to your liking.
  • Leave out the salt for low-sodium needs and add your desired amount when serving.


Calories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 196mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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