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Once you try this copycat Good Seasons Italian dressing mix, you’ll pass by those seasoning envelopes at the grocery store. Not only does it make the best Italian Dressing, but it also makes an incredible vegetable dip and seasoning blend.

Italian Seasoning in a teaspoon
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We love making our own homemade seasoning blends. They taste better and we know exactly the spices we are adding to the blend. That is what I love making a copycat version of the Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix.

If you like making your own seasoning blends as well, try our Homemade Taco Seasoning.

Why This Recipe Works

This Italian Seasoning blend is made with simple ingredients. I realized that the same seasonings that were in that packet, I already had in my pantry.

So, I decided to mix up my own copycat good seasoning Italian dressing mix and create my own dried spice blend! I’m so happy I did!


Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix ingredients - garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, basil, thyme, parsley, celery salt, salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Sugar
  • Oregano
  • Black Pepper
  • Basil
  • Ground Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Celery Salt
  • Salt

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How to Make Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix

  • Combine all the ingredients in an airtight container, and store until ready to use.
All the spices in a white bowl

Ingredients for Italian Dressing

Ingredients needed for making Italian Dressing - Italian Seasoning dry mix, cider vinegar, oil, water
  • 2 tbsp Dry Mix (above)
  • ¼ cup Cider Vinegar (you can also use red wine vinegar)
  • 2/3 cup Oil
  • 2 tbsp Water

How to Make Italian Salad Dressing

  • Combine all the ingredients above in a bottle and shake well. Shake each time before use.
Italian Dressing in a Jar

Serving Suggestions

  • Vegetable Dip – Mix 2 tablespoons of the mix with 16 oz sour cream for a delicious vegetable dip.
  • Top Potatoes – Sprinkle on top of potatoes before you cook them – you could even grill them. Combine 2 Tablespoons seasoning with ½ cup oil, shake potatoes in mixture and cook!
  • Sprinkle in your spaghetti sauce.
  • Add it your Italian soup – Try my Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup recipe here.
  • Add to Vegetables – Add it to your zucchini or squash before you cook it.
  • Toss in a pinch of red pepper flakes for a Zesty Italian Dressing Mix. More spice? Red Bell Peppers, dried in the spice aisle, make it even zestier!
  • Make your own Teriyaki Marinade by mixing 2 tablespoons of mix with ¼ cup cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons water, ½ cup oil and 1 tablespoon of both brown sugar and soy sauce.
  • This makes an amazing chicken marinade. Simply substitute ¼ cup water for the 2 tablespoons, and combine with ¼ cup oil, and ¼ cup balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons of seasoning mix. Pour over your chicken and marinate for at least an hour, but for better results, overnight.

Either way, this is a great addition to your pantry for a whole lot less than buying those overpriced seasoning packets from the store.

Drizzling the Italian Dressing over the top of a salad

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to refrigerate Homemade Italian Dressing?

In order to maintain freshness refrigerate dressing once you’ve mixed the herbs and spices with the oil and vinegar. The oil will harden a little bit since it is cold.
Just simply remove it from the refrigerator and allow it to get back to room temperature. Then give it a good shake just before using to combine all of the ingredients.

What kind of oil do you use for Good Seasons Italian dressing mix?

Typically I use either vegetable or canola oil when I am mixing up a batch of Italian Dressing. Mostly because they’re both fairly inexpensive and mild in flavor. Olive oil would also be a good option. Really, you can use just about any mild oil that you have on hand.

How do you make Good Seasons Italian Dressing from Scratch?

It’s simple! All you have to do is mix together a variety of herbs and spices you probably already have on hand. This recipe is big enough to make a bulk batch that you can have at the ready any time you need it.
When you want to prepare fresh dressing, you just need to measure out approximately 2 tablespoons, which is about what comes in one seasoning envelope, and mix it with a combination of oil and vinegar.

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Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix

5 from 3 votes
This Copycat Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix recipe is easy to make and saves you a ton of money. Use it for more than just dressing!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Mixes and Seasonings
Calories 33


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  • Combine all the ingredients in an airtight container, and store until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 33kcal, Carbohydrates 8g, Protein 1g, Fat 0.2g, Saturated Fat 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.05g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g, Sodium 2765mg, Potassium 86mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 133IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 55mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    Yes the oil will still congeal in the refrigerator. You could leave out the sugar from the mix.

  2. David says:

    I’m diabetic and try to avoid added sugar. How would omitting the sugar effect the final product? Is there something low-carb that I could substitute, or should I just leave out the sugar? Any suggestions?

    Also, I’ve noticed when I use the name-brand packets and use olive oil, the oil solidifies in the fridge. I’m wondering if this recipe also congeals at lower temperatures.

  3. Carrie Barnard says:

    I know, but you can. You can use xantham gum if you would like.

  4. Patricia M Okada says:

    Did you use any thickener so that the dressing wasn’t so runny? What and how much?

  5. Carrie Barnard says:

    I’m so glad you loved it

  6. Neisha says:

    Thank you for the recipe. I did a little calculating and enlarged the batch. Love to make my own mixes!

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