Make Your Own…Seasoning Mixes

If you read this blog or follow us on Instagram, you know we love making our own stuff. Whether it’s building our own greenhouses and shelters on the farm, using recycled materials to create items for our own home (and Etsy store), or making my own mixes in the kitchen. Doing so much ourselves saves us money, time not having to make extra trips into town, and it’s just so satisfying.

A while ago, I began making my own seasoning mixes. I really love doing this, because I can adjust which kinds and the amounts of herbs and seasonings that go into the mixes. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you. Feel free to make adjustments to fit your own tastes. I typically mix and store these in pint-size mason jars, but you can use any jars you might have.

*Note: all herbs are dried*

Taco Seasoning

  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/3 cup garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 3 Tbsp. oregano

Mix together in a jar and store. Use 2 Tbsp. of Taco Seasoning per 1 lb. of meat.

Ranch Seasoning

Use this seasoning mix by itself, to make ranch dressing or ranch dip.

  • 5 Tbsp. minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. parsley
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. celery salt

Mix together in a jar and store. 1 Tbsp. of the seasoning mix equals 1 Tbsp. of a store-bought ranch dressing packet.

Ranch Dressing: Mix 2 Tbsp. of seasoning mix with 1 cup sour cream or yogurt, 1 cup mayonnaise, and ½ cup of milk. Whisk together in a bowl until blended. Store in a quart-size mason jar in the fridge.

Ranch Dip: Mix 1 Tbsp. of seasoning mix with 1 cup of sour cream or yogurt. Whisk together until well blended. Make this dip and place it in the fridge for a few hours before you use it, to allow the flavors to really combine.

Italian Seasoning

  • 4 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 4 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 4 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. basil
  • 2 Tbsp. marjoram
  • 2 Tbsp. ground sage
  • 2 Tbsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Italian Dressing: Mix 4 Tbsp. of seasoning with 1 cup of olive oil (you could also use avocado oil) and ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (optional). Mix together thoroughly in a jar. Store in the fridge.

Seasoned Salt

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 ¼ tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper (you could also use black pepper, if you don’t have white)

Mix together in a jar and store.

Breakfast Sausage Seasoning

This recipe makes enough for 2 pounds of ground pork. 

  • 1 ½ tsp. ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • t tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar (you can add this to your pork after you’ve browned it, or when you make the mix for storage).

Mix together in a jar and store, or use immediately.

I hope you enjoy these!!

*Note: Ranch Seasoning and Italian Seasoning mix recipes are adapted from Little House Living.*

*You are welcome to link back to my blog, but please do not use my words without written permission. All photos on this blog are the property of Prairie Gulch Farm.*

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