Spaghetti Seasoning

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5 from 3 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Spaghetti Seasoning will give you a jump start on making the perfect plate of spaghetti for your family. You can throw together this spice mix in under 5 minutes.

Spaghetti Seasoning in a glass jar.

Make this spaghetti seasonings mix and keep it on hand for whenever you want to add some extra to flavor to any pasta dish. This will quickly become a household staple!

For more great homemade spice blends, check out Recipes From a Pantry for more ideas!


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What We Love About This Recipe

  • 5 Minute: Just throw it together.
  • Shelf Stable: This alternative for McCormick spaghetti seasoning will stay fresh in airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • Adaptable: Add or subtract any spice or herb you would like in this seasoning mix.
A spoon of the spaghetti seasoning over the jar.

Ingredient Notes

  • Oregano: For this recipe you will need dried oregano.
  • Basil: Dried basil leaves is a must for this pasta seasoning, fresh basil will not work.
  • Parsley: You will need dried parsley flakes for this recipe.
  • Garlic Powder: Garlic powder or dried minced garlic cloves both work for this recipe, fresh garlic will not work.
  • Minced Onions: You will need dried minced onion for this seasonings for spaghetti sauce.
  • Red Pepper Flakes: If don’t like spice, you can leave out the crushed pepper flakes, but I highly recommend adding them.
All the seasonings lined up on a white tray.

Equipment Needed for Pasta Seasoning

How to Make Spaghetti Seasonings

These are the basic steps for making Spaghetti Seasoning. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: ASSEMBLE SEASONING

To make this spaghetti seasoning, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together. Then transfer to an airtight container or glass jar.

Prep and Storage Tips for Seasonings for Spaghetti

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Spaghetti seasoning is to make ahead of time and keep on hand for whenever you want to add to finish any dish.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

This pasta seasoning should be sealed in airtight for up to 6 months. If you have an empty glass spice jar, you can reuse it to store it in. A ziploc bag will also work if you don’t have a jar to use.

Frequently Asked Questions about Seasonings for Spaghetti Sauce

WHAT SHOULD I SEASON MY PASTA WITH?

This savory spaghetti seasoning pairs great with on top of pasta with butter or mix into marinara sauce.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE ONION POWDER IN PLACE OF MINCED ONION?

If you do not have dried minced onion, you can also use onion powder as well.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can be doubled to keep on hand or halved for a few uses. Just proportionally increase or decrease ingredients.

WHAT IS SPAGHETTI SEASONING MADE OF?

This dry seasoning mix is made of dried basil, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, minced onion, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Spaghetti Seasoning with a spoon in the jar.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This a great recipe to make a double batch and to keep on hand, I promise if you even if you double this it will gone in no time.
  • Spaghetti Squash: Use this recipe for seasoning spaghetti squash prior to cooking in the oven.
  • Reuse Spice Jar: If you have any empty spice jars you can reuse it to store this spaghetti sauce seasoning in or a mini mason jar.
  • Spicier Tomato Sauce: For extra spice add twice the amount of the red pepper flakes then the recipe calls for.
  • Food Processor: To a finer ground italian seasoning mix, use a small food processor or coffee grinder. Grind basil, parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes, garlic, and onion together.
  • Meat Sauce: Use this seasoning mix to make a Bolognese pasta sauce. Use ground meat, spice mixture, tomato puree, san marzano tomatoes, tomato paste, olive oil, black pepper and allow sauce cook for 20-30 minutes over medium-low heat to make a easy homemade spaghetti sauce better than the grocery store.

What to Serve with Spaghetti Seasoning

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Spaghetti Seasoning in a glass jar.
5 from 3 votes

Spaghetti Seasoning

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Spaghetti Seasoning goes great on top of pasta or to season meat. You can throw together this spice mix in under 5 minutes.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Transfer to an airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This a great recipe to make in bulk and to keep on hand, I promise if you even if you double this it will gone in no time.
  • Spaghetti Squash: Use this recipe for seasoning spaghetti squash prior to cooking in the oven.
  • Reuse Spice Jar: If you have any empty spice jars you can reuse it to store this spaghetti sauce seasoning in.
  • Spicier Tomato Sauce: For extra spice add twice the amount of the red pepper flakes then the recipe calls for.
  • Food Processor: To a finer ground italian seasoning mix, use a small food processor or coffee grinder. Grind basil, parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes, garlic, and onion together.
  • Meat Sauce: Use this seasoning mix to make a Bolognese pasta sauce. Use ground meat, spice mixture, tomato puree, san marzano tomatoes, tomato paste, olive oil, black pepper and allow sauce cook for 20-30 minutes over medium-low heat to make a easy homemade spaghetti sauce better than the grocery store.
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Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 minute, basil, brown sugar garlic, garlic, italian herb, onions, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, seasoning

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2 thoughts on “Spaghetti Seasoning”

  1. 5 stars
    Pasta perfection! This gave us just right proportions for seasoning our favorite pasta sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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