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You will love this easy Tuscan Seasoning Mix recipe that is quick and effortlessly adds Italian flavor to your everyday dishes. Even better, this seasoning blend is made with a few everyday ingredients you already own and makes a great edible gift.

Suitable for vegan, gluten-free, low carb, Keto, Paleo, Whole30 diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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Guys, let’s shake up the day with another aromatic staple homemade seasoning mix. Aka this absolutely easy homemade Tuscan Seasoning that effortlessly adds Italian flavor to your everyday dishes.

Because once you’ve have made and tried this, you will never go back to store-bought spice blends (although if store brought spices are your jam for easy cooking then keep with them)

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What Is Tuscan Seasoning

This is an easy-to-whip-up homemade blend that uses a combination of Tuscan herbs and Tuscan spices aka ingredients you already own in your spice cupboard.

It is similar to Italian Seasoning, but with a few extra bits added in.

All you need to do is pull out your ingredients, measure out a few tablespoons and mix it all together to end up with a fabulous Italian blend.

And it all takes under 5 minutes with no spice grinder insight. #easypeasy right?

Related : Homemade Poultry Seasoning mix.

Plus it is super affordable and highly adaptable so you can mix and match herbs and spices to your taste.

Use it to whip up your very own faceplant-worthy dishes like:

  • Air Fryer Whole Chicken.
  • A Whole Boiled Chicken.
  • Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta.
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So What Ingredients Do You Need?

There are a few everyday ingredients in this DIY spice blend which include:

  • dried basil
  • sea salt flakes
  • dried rosemary
  • dried oregano (or marjoram)
  • powdered garlic
  • dried thyme
  • fennel seeds (you can crush these if you prefer)
  • freshly ground black pepper

However, everyone has their own little variations. So for my version, I love adding chili flakes. Use this as a base recipe, but feel free to adapt to your taste.

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How To Make Tuscan Seasoning

Get complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  2. Next, mix with a dry spatula or whisk.
  3. Then transfer the seasoning into an airtight spice jar or a mason jar (if you make a large quantity).
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Tuscan Spice Recipe Tips

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of this Tuscan Heat Spice Seasoning.

  • Mix up the salt. You can use pink Himalayan salt (I love this even though not Italian), Kosher salt, or even the regular table variety. BUT you would need to adjust the ratios of the ingredients you use.
  • Vary spices. Feel free to add a teaspoon more or less of the ingredients to your taste. Add-ons I have used include paprika and chili flakes. Delish!
  • Awesome rub. This makes an awesome rub and works great on meats and fish, which you can then cook up in a skillet, Instant Pot, Air Fryer or oven.
  • Blend into a powder. If you prefer you can add all the ingredients into a spice grinder and then blend into a powder.
  • Make a big batch. Double or triple the recipe depending on how often you use this.
  • Make a paste. Sometimes it is easier to mix the seasoning blend with some oil and make a paste before rubbing on meat, veggies, etc.
  • Suitable for various diets. This is suitable for vegan, gluten-free, paleo, low carb, Keto, and Whole30 diets.
  • Here are some of myfavorite thingsto use to make this delicious dish. Do you have any of them too?
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How To Use This Seasoning

I use it to flavor almost anything and everything such as:

  • chicken breasts
  • fish
  • pork
  • soups
  • roasted vegetables
  • salads
  • steak
  • avocado toast
  • casseroles

FAQs

How Much Seasoning To Use?

Guys, you totally want to go easy on the seasoning, so start with less than you think you need and add more to taste.

I recommend you start with a teaspoon of seasoning for a recipe that serves 2-4 the first time and then adjust up or down to your taste.

What is the difference between Italian Seasoning and Tuscan Seasoning?

There isn’t a vast difference between Italian Seasoning and Tuscan Seasoning. The two use a lot of the same ingredients, with the difference being that Tuscan seasoning mixes often include additional ingredients like garlic and fennel seed.

Tuscan seasoning is often described as being more robust, earthy, and peppery, while Italian seasoning is thought to have a lighter, more balanced flavor profile.

What are the Ingredients in McCormick Tuscan Seasoning?

The ingredients in McCormick Tuscan seasoning include sea salt, basil, oregano, garlic, onion, red pepper, sun-dried tomato, sugar, red and green bell pepper, parmesan cheese, lemon oil, and modified cornstarch.

Homemade Tuscan Blend Substitute

Don’t have all the seasoning mix ingredients to hand? Worry not, I have got your back.

The first thing is to see which ingredients you have and then simply use a mix of these to flavor your food.Alternatively, you can scan through your spice cupboard and see if you have Italian Seasoning and use that.

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Use For Edible Gifting

This easy Seasoning Mix recipe makes for a super unique DIY gift. Mix up a couple of batches, decant into cute spice jars or mason jars, add a ribbon and a label and hand out to all your foodie friends.#bestfriendsforever.

Recipes You Can Use The Tuscan Seasoning Mix With

  • Instant Pot Pork Chops.
  • Air Fryer Pork Chops.
  • Instant Pot Pot Roast.
  • Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice.
  • Instant Pot Popcorn. {this is a must-try, folks!}
  • Easy Boiled Chicken Thighs.

Other Spice Mix And Seasoning Recipes

Find all my Spices or start with these below.

  • Creole Seasoning.
  • Steak Seasoning.
  • Greek Seasoning.
  • Jamaican Curry Powder.
  • Poultry Seasoning Mix.
  • Fajita Seasoning Mix.
  • Stone House Seasoning.
  • Caribbean Green Seasoning.

Tuscan Seasoning Weight Watchers Points

This Homemade Seasoning Mix contains 0 (yeap, zero!) Blue Plan SmartPoints.

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5 from 16 votes

Easy Tuscan Seasoning

Quick and easyTuscan Seasoning Mix recipe effortlessly adds Italian flavour to your everyday dishes

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Cook Time0 minutes mins

Course: Edible Gifts, homemade spices, Seasoning

Cuisine: American, Italian, Western

Servings: 20

Calories: 4kcal

Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

Herbs And Spices

  • 6 tablespoon dried basil
  • 3 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • 2 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoon dried oregano (marjoram)
  • 2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon powdered garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seed
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes optional

Instructions

  • Add spices to a mixing bowl and mix.

  • Store in an airtight spice jar for up to 6 months.

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Notes

Tuscan Seasoning Tips

  • Mix up the salt. You can use pink Himalayan salt (I love this even though not Tuscan), Kosher salt, or even the regular table variety. BUT you would need to adjust the ratios of the ingredients you use.
  • Vary spices. Feel free to add a teaspoon more or less of the ingredients to your taste. Add-ons I have used include paprika and chili flakes. Delish!
  • Awesome rub. This makes an awesome rub and works great on meats and fish, which you can then cook up in a skillet, Instant Pot, Air Fryer or oven.
  • Make a big batch. Double or triple the recipe depending on how often you use this.
  • Make a paste. Sometimes it is easier to mix the seasoning blend with some oil and make a paste before rubbing on meat, veggies, etc.
  • Suitable for various diets. This is suitable for vegan, gluten-free, paleo, low carb, Keto, and Whole30 diets.

Weight Watchers Points

A serving of this recipe contains 0 (zero) SmartPoints.

More Spices and Seasonings

  • Jamaican Curry Powder.
  • Poultry Seasoning Mix.
  • Fajita Seasoning Mix.
  • Stone House Seasoning.
  • Caribbean Green Seasoning.
  • Tuscan Seasoning.
  • Green Seasoning.

Nutrition

Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 420mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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