Italian Sausage Seasoning Recipe

May 26, 2012

Here’s a simple 4-ingredient copycat of Penzey’s Spices Italian Sausage Seasoning.

Every couple of months we make it down to Denver where I hit the Cherry Creek Penzey’s Spices store to “provision up” on flavors from the around the world—Vietnamese Cinnamon, French Thyme, Chinese Five Spice—to name just a few.

Well, it’s been more than a couple of months, supplies are running low, and last week I found myself in a bind. You see, the kids and I are saddling up and heading to Idaho later this week and I wanted to cook up a huge pot of Bolognese to freeze for my husband so he won’t whither away while I’m gone.

But agghhhh!

I was out of Penzey’s Italian Sausage Seasoning—the secret ingredient in my Bolognese!

What to do. What to do!

So I made some.

And it was fantastic!

I’ve been sprinkling it on my morning scramble, on veggies, on quesadillas, you name it. My friend Kelly over at The Spunky Coconut made grilled chicken breasts with it—brushed on a little oil and seasoned liberally. Funny though, I have yet to make Italian sausage with it.

This blend is a little lighter on the salt than the Penzey’s version so if you like yours extra salty, just add a 1/2 tablespoon more.

As for the Bolognese recipe, you can find it here. Crock pottin’ easy!

Lexie’s Kitchen Italian Seasoning Blend

Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Fish-Free | Nightshade-Free | Peanut-Free | Potato-Free | Rice-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Tree Nut-Free | Wheat-Free | Grain-Free | Sesame-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF | Vegetarian | Vegan | Paleo (omit sugar)

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon FENNEL SEED
1-1/2 tablespoon SEA SALT
1-1/4 teaspoon TELLICHERRY BLACK PEPPERCORNS
1/2 teaspoon granulated SUGAR

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to coffee or spice grinder.
  2. Grind to a fine powder.
  3. Store in airtight jar.

More DIY Spice Blends

Blackened Seasoning Mix over at Gluten-Free Easily
Taco Seasoning
over at Alisa Cooks
Holy Curry Batman
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Bahrat Spice Blend
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Ras al Hanout
(Moroccan Spice Blend) over at Cara’s Cravings
Spice Blend
over at The Balanced Platter via Tasty Eats At Home
Jamaican Curry Powder Blend
over at Tasty Eats At Home
Lexie’s Beef Stew Seasoning
here at Lexie’s Kitchen
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21 comments

Shirley @ gfe May 26, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Lexie, I love this recipe! I'm all about making one's own blends so I don't have to rely on being stocked up on them. Thanks so much for this one, and I look forward to your Bolognese–yum!

xo,
Shirley

p.s. Just voted! You're in the Top 10! 🙂

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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy May 26, 2012 - 5:25 pm

what a great spice blend! so many things to try with it! thanks for sharing!

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Lexie May 27, 2012 - 5:34 pm

Shirley and Caralyn,

Can't wait for you to try it and report back : ) And thanks for the votes!!

xoLexie

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Debi May 28, 2012 - 3:10 am

Love this! I've been digging Italian Sausage lately, so it will be nice to have the flavor when I wnt even if I have no sausage around. 😀

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CMS May 29, 2012 - 5:17 pm

what sugar would you substitute if you wanted to make this low carb?

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Lexie May 29, 2012 - 6:50 pm

CMS — it is only 1/2 teaspoon. If you are avoiding sugar to that degree, simply omit. xoLexie

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Linda C May 30, 2012 - 12:49 am

This sounds great and its simple! Thanks for the recipe – and with ingredients I can EAT!!

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Alta May 30, 2012 - 6:37 pm

LOVE the new blog design. :):):) Oh, and this seasoning looks great too. 🙂

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Courtney @ Whole & Free May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Gasp! I love your new blog design! It was adorable before but now it's even more sophisticated. WELL done!!! 🙂

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Courtney @ Whole & Free May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Gasp! I love your new blog design! It was adorable before but now it's even more sophisticated. WELL done!!! 🙂

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Courtney @ Whole & Free May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Gasp! I love your new blog design! It was adorable before but now it's even more sophisticated. WELL done!!! 🙂

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Courtney @ Whole & Free May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Gasp! I love your new blog design! It was adorable before but now it's even more sophisticated. WELL done!!! 🙂

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Courtney @ Whole & Free May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Gasp! I love your new blog design! It was adorable before but now it's even more sophisticated. WELL done!!! 🙂

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Courtney @ Whole & Free May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Gasp! I love your new blog design! It was adorable before but now it's even more sophisticated. WELL done!!! 🙂

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Courtney @ Whole & Free May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Gasp! I love your new blog design! It was adorable before but now it's even more sophisticated. WELL done!!! 🙂

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Courtney @ Whole & Free May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Gasp! I love your new blog design! It was adorable before but now it's even more sophisticated. WELL done!!! 🙂

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Courtney @ Whole & Free May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Gasp! I love your new blog design! It was adorable before but now it's even more sophisticated. WELL done!!! 🙂

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Courtney @ Whole & Free May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Gasp! I love your new blog design! It was adorable before but now it's even more sophisticated. WELL done!!! 🙂

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Melissa @ Gluten Free For Good May 30, 2012 - 9:18 pm

I love the new look here at Lexie's Kitchen (LOVE it) and I also love Penzey's. Your blend sounds wonderful. Next time you're in Penzey's, buy a small jar of Balti Seasoning. Oh my gosh, it is my favorite spice blend ever. I use it so often. I even have a cookie and a muffin recipe that features Balti Seasoning. One sniff and you will be totally taken by the smell. I say small jar, just in case you're not crazy about it. I buy it by the big jar, 2 at a time. =)

Here's voting for you Lexie!
Melissa

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nicolle colvin March 19, 2015 - 2:39 am

will you make the italian dressing one too!? 🙂

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Lexie March 20, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Hi Nicolle, great idea. I get so bored with salad dressings … I’m down to olive oil, salt and balsamic now. I will put it on my list. Thank you! xoLexie

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