Porketta Seasoning Mix

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Porketta Seasoning (or porchetta seasoning) is a simple and savory Italian spice blend that is sure to boost the flavor of your favorite recipes! The seasoning really elevates the flavor and creates an amazing pork dish.

Porketta seasoning in a white bowl.


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Porketta seasoning is such a flavorful addition to your favorite cut of pork. This blend of savory herbs makes pork all the more delicious. It is an easy homemade spice blend you won’t be able to resist! If you are a fan of homemade spice blends make sure to check out all of mine that I keep in stock.


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What We Love About This Pork Seasonings Recipe

This easy porketta seasoning recipe has all the flavors of Italian seasoning just kicked up a notch. Porketta seasoning also has fennel seed, onion, and garlic. It takes only 5 minutes to assemble this homemade seasoning blend.

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So easy and so simple. Nothing fancy, but phenomenal flavors to anything you put this porketta seasoning on (meats, vegetables, potatoes and more)! And, if you have leftovers – they’re incredible!

  • 5 Minute Mix: Make it and have it on hand when you need it!
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: It just makes pork taste better and your family will love it.
  • Adaptable: Can make it the way your family likes it.
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Ingredient Notes

  • Granulated Onion: Or onion powder, 1 teaspoon.
  • Dried Parsley: You will need three teaspoons of this herb.
  • Black Pepper
  • Basil: A must for this recipe, dried.
  • Rosemary: Dried.
  • Thyme: A dried variety.
  • Dried Fennel Seed: 2 teaspoons fennel seeds.
  • Oregano: Any variety of dried oregano.
  • Salt: Kosher salt, seas salt or even a pink salt.

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Funnel
  • Mason Jar or Large plastic storage bag.

How to Make Seasonings for Pork Roast

These are the basic steps for making Porketta Seasoning. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: Porketta Recipe

First, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until completely mixed. Next, transfer the combine seasoning mix to a spice jar or resealable plastic bag for storage and use in your favorite recipes.

Prep and Storage Tips for Porketta Seasoning


Definitely make in advance and have it on hand. People will love this recipe.


Always store spices in an airtight jar or container. Do spices expire? Find out here.

Frequently Asked Questions Best Pork Seasoning


Truly, this recipe is pretty healthy, however if you like, you can make it salt free or use a salt alternative.


Of course, it is easy to switch it up to make it your own. For example, sometimes I use garlic in this recipe.


Indeed, make the amount you need for the size of your roast or make extra to have for next time. Place a tablespoon or two on your roast with a little olive oil to adhere the mixture. Cover with foil and place in the refrigerator to marinade for a few hours. Place pork in roasting pan.


Usually a porchetta is a pork loin seasoned then wrapped in a pork bell in central Italy.. However, most porketta in America is just a pork loin.

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Expert Tips for Making This Seasoning Ingredients Recipe

  • Add Dill: Dill seed or fresh dill, or sage is great in this recipe.
  • Citrus: Feel free to some lemon zest for a kick of citrus.
  • Variation tip: Red Pepper Flakes adds a little heat or fresh crushed garlic cloves or a few teaspoons garlic powder to the mixture. A few tablespoons paprika are great too.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Make your porchetta roast into the heat oven, slow cooker, instant pot or crockpot or even the frill.
  • Grind finer: Use a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder and grind the loose seasonings ingredients finer if you wish for your porketta roasts.

What to Serve with Porketta seasoning

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Porketta Seasoning Mix

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Porketta seasoning is simple and a savory flavor combination to your favorite recipes!
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  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 3 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 3 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried Rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried fennel seed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until completely combined.
  • Transfer to a spice jar for storage and use in your favorite recipes.

Expert Tips

  • Add Dill: Dill seed or fresh sill are great in this recipe.
  • Citrus: Feel free to some lemon zest for a kick of citrus.
  • Variation tip: Red Pepper Flake adds a little heat.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Make your porchetta roast in the oven, slow cooker or even the frill.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings
Cuisine: Italian

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34 thoughts on “Porketta Seasoning Mix”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you, thank you! There used to be a local butcher who had the absolute best porketta rub and roast. The butcher left and the recipe with it. This looks like a wonderful substitute. I will say this, the rub that we came to love had a little hot paprika in it, just a touch. But I will be trying this out this afternoon for sure.

  2. 1 star
    There are only four spices used in Porketta, salt, pepper, dill weed, and garlic. This is not a Porketta seasoning.

      • Classy answer to an ungracious soul! Thank you for giving me what looks to be a great aste for a Cajun cook who likes to try different seasonings with the same old food I have been cooking for 70+/- years. I have never had porketta but will make the seasoning and try it on pork I bought yesterday at the grocery store.
        Thank you from the bottom of my 80 year old heart!

    • Where I live they add lots of fennel seed. To me that’s the main ingredient. I am letting mine sit overnight in the fridge. I added some extra of the spices mentioned because I’m making an eight pounder. It smells wonderful just like I remember. Thanks so much for your help and recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make poketta seasonings recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

  4. 5 stars
    Really loved this very helpful recipe! Highly recommended! Thanks a lot for this amazing and super easy to make porketta seasonings recipe! It’s really tasty and very flavorful! Will surely have this again!

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious! Homemade seasonings are a must in my kitchen and this one is top notch! I love the flavor it brought to a simple roasted pork loin. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. 4 stars
    What a great find this seasoning turned out to be. It would also help assist a substitute for our kosher friends who can’t have pork meat, but you still want to give that aroma of bacon and its ilk within the dish. I used a few spoonfuls of this seasoning mixed with diced mushrooms for a recipe base, and I reckon it went well.

    That sure would beat most of the substitutes, particularly those vegan ones. Plus, having all these short-hand seasoning masalas at your fingertips is like an ace up your sleeve. I wouldn’t have found this if I weren’t looking for a non-pork version of lardons. It also works if you need a seasoning to give flavour, but don’t want to overwhelm akin to taco, Creole, or garam marsala.

  7. Thank you so much! I haven’t had a porketta in 20 years. I always had to drive an hour away to buy one and it cost a fortune. The market had several large herbs, celery and other things going Thru the middle and hanging out. (Sorry. As you can tell I burn water! I don’t know the correct words)
    I can’t wait to try this. You’re amazing. Ayer Massachusetts

  8. Loved the smack down. 99.9% of the people love what you are doing. Haven’t had a porketta in years, can’t wait to try this.

  9. 5 stars
    Could you let me know how long you marinate the roast with the spice blend and if it can be grilled or must be roasted? The recipe sounds wonderful, thanks!

    • I think the longer you let it sit with the seasoning the better it gets. You can definitely grill it, however, some of the herbs may burn on an open flame of a grill.

      • I have made this on a makeshift grill while camping. Just use indirect heat, and your herbs will not look like it was dropped in the charcoal, if using a gas grill, same thing indirect heat and grill your other foods on the direct heat.

  10. I was just looking for a recipe but I know someone who needs all the extra explanation it’s only takes a few seconds to scroll past if you aren’t interested

  11. Thank you for great recipes and detailed information about dishes in your blog, it is very helpful when preparing something new. I was looking for perfect seasoning for pork and now I have it. I’ll try it for chicken tights ( don’t tell Italians about it , as porchetta is pork 😉 ) . One thing – how much basil is in the mix 2 or 4 teaspoons?

  12. Could you possibly use more words to say less? I was looking for a recipe, not you redundandantly telling me how this seasoning will fulfill my wildest culinary dreams while I had to scan past unending advertising before finally finding the recipe.

    • Thanks for your feedback, James. I’m sorry you found that scrolling a little bit past the ads (that pay for the expenses I incur to provide you with FREE recipes) was too much trouble. Just a friendly reminder, though, I do offer a “Jump to Recipe” button at the VERY TOP of every blog post so that you get right to the FREE recipe you’re looking for without all of that difficult and time consuming scrolling. And, while you may be knowledgable on the topic of creating porketta seasoning, many of readers are not and prefer the extra or “redundant” instruction. Enjoy! =)

    • 4 stars
      All the recipes on all the blogs are like this. They’re at the end. Simply scroll rather rapidly past the word till you see the recipe format. Voila!

      • 5 stars
        I live in Minnesota and this is exactly like the rub the meat department uses in the stores, thank you so much for posting. Best recipe for porketta.


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