Learn How to Dry Parsley in the Oven with these easy step-by-step instructions. These steps will teach how to never let fresh parsley go to waste.

Fresh parsley bundled on a cutting board.

How to Dry Fresh Parsley:

If you are growing parsley in your herb garden or just recently purchased some from the grocery, we want to make sure that you dry it so it doesn’t go to waste.

Fresh herbs do not last long in the refrigerator so following these steps will help keep your dry parsley leaves for months. If we can’t dry it right away, we store in a dry paper bag.

These step-by-step instructions will show you how to dry parsley in the oven. Parsley is good in many recipes, so storing it properly will bring so much flavor to your dishes.

What is Parsley:

Parsley is a popular herb that we use in a lot of recipes. We use to garnish or to add flavoring to our fish, potatoes and garlic bread recipes. It has a clean, almost bitter taste with a peppery flavoring.

You can use the popular herb fresh or dried. Using fresh herbs if we have it available adds much more flavor to our recipes. Fresh herbs will not last long, but dried herbs will last several months to even several years if stored properly.

Close up image of dried parsley in a bowl with a ¼ teaspoon of dried parsley.

How long does Parsley Last?

If stored properly, fresh parsley will last about 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator. To store fresh parsley, trim the ends and place in a container with about an inch of water. Then cover with a plastic wrap.

Dry Parsley will last around 1-3 years if dried and stored properly. Store dried parsley in a dark, cool place such as your pantry. Make sure to keep at room temperature.

Dry Parsley extends the life of parsley which saves you time and money.

Close up image of dried parsley in a bowl with a ¼ teaspoon of dried parsley.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Parsley

How to Dry Parsley in the Oven:

  • Prepare Oven – Preheat the oven 170 degrees F.
  • Wash Parsley – To prepare parsley for baking, wash parsley and remove dirt and any tough stems. Shake off any excess water or use a salad spinner. We also like to let the parsley air dry before baking on some paper towels.
  • Place on a Baking Sheet – Then spread out the fresh parsley onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Make sure not to overlap the parsley. Also, I place the whole parsley (stem and leaves) on the baking sheet.
Fresh Parsley on a baking sheet.
  • Bake Parsley – Then place the baking sheet in the oven and cook it for about 20 minutes until the leaves are dry and crumble easily.
  • Check Parsley – Make sure to check the parsley regularly while it’s cooking as you want the parsley to be dried but not browned. If the parsley is not dry after this cook time, continue to bake in 5 minutes intervals until the parsley is dry.
Dried parsley on a baking sheet.
  • Pull off the leaves – Then place the stem over a bowl and gently crumb the leaves with your fingers so that it falls off the stem into the bowl. Continue this process until all the parsley leaves are removed and crumbled.
close up image of parsley being removed form the stems and put in a white bowl.
  • Store – Then transfer the completely dried parsley to an air tight glass container and store in a dry cool place.

How long to Store:

Store dry parsley in a cool, dry location in your kitchen. We usually keep our mason jar in the pantry. Make sure it is an air tight container to maintain its freshness,

Close up image of dried parsley in a bowl with a ¼ teaspoon of dried parsley.

How to Cook with Dried Herbs?

When making your favorite recipes and you have dried herbs, use about half of much as you would have if using fresh. Dried herbs flavoring is heavier than fresh herbs.

When you are making a sauce or a dressing, I still use fresh herbs. Certain recipes still require fresh herbs as it will taste better.

How long does Dried Parsley Last?

If dried and stored properly, dried herbs including parsley will last for about 1 to 3 years. Storing your dried herbs in mason jars or in a spice container always helps to keep them fresh longer.

Close up image of dried parsley in a bowl with a ¼ teaspoon of dried parsley.

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How to Dry Parsley

Learn How to Dry Parsley in the Oven with these easy instructions. These steps will teach how to never let fresh parsley go to waste.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Mixes and Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Dry Parsley
Servings: 1
Author: Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 Parsley bunch

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 170 degrees F. Then spread out the fresh parsley onto a baking sheet. Make sure not to overlap the parsley. Also, I place the whole parsley (stem and leaves) on the baking sheet.
  • Then place the baking sheet in the oven and cook it for 20-25 minutes until the leaves are dry and crumble easily. Make sure to check the parsley regularly while it’s cooking as you want the parsley to be dried but not browned. If the parsley is not dry after this cook time, continue to bake in 5 minutes intervals until the parsley is dry.
  • Then place the stem over a bowl and gently crumb the leaves with your fingers so that it falls off the stem into the bowl. Continue this process until all the parsley leaves are removed and crumbled.
  • Then transfer the dried parsley to an air tight glass container and store in a dry cool place.

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Learn How to Dry Parsley in the Oven with these easy instructions. These steps will teach how to never let fresh parsley go to waste. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is to dry parsley leaves at home. #eatingonadime #parsley #howto

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