Spaghetti Seasoning

Easy to make Spaghetti Seasoning is the perfect addition to any homemade tomato pasta sauce. Make ahead and store so it's ready whenever you need to make a quick dinner!

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In less than 5 minutes, you can make a batch of this delicious, homemade spaghetti seasoning! It's great for any red sauce, but can also be used to season ground beef, chicken or to jazz up any sauce.

This DIY spice mix stores well in an airtight container. We often make a bigger batch, so we can use it whenever we need it. 

We love making our own seasoning blends! This Taco Seasoning and Guacamole Seasoning are also favorites!

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You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • add granulated or brown sugar for a touch of sweetness or to balance the acidity of the tomatoes
  • add crushed red pepper for a zesty sauce
  • add fresh minced garlic when making the sauce
  • add some fresh chopped basil when making the sauce

Recipe tips:

  • This recipe can be made ahead of time in bulk and stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Keep away from humid areas. Be sure to give it a good shake before using.

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Yield about 3 tablespoons
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
5 Min
Total time
5 Min

Spaghetti Seasoning


  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until combined.
  2. Add one tablespoon at a time to your spaghetti sauce. Taste, then add more if needed.

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  1. Have got to try this sauce!

    Cheers ... visiting from Mandatory Mooch!

    Tito Eric of Panglao Island

  2. Yum! Zucchini is always a great addition to pasta!

  3. I love adding zucchini to my spaghetti! Thanks for linking up at Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back on Sunday to vote.


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  6. This pasta dish sounds great! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  7. This sounds awesome, I'm always loving new pasta recipes! This is my first Foodie Friends Friday!! Glad to have stopped by!

  8. This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  9. This looks so yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  10. Great sauce! Love all the vegetables!

    Stopping by from Whatcha' Whipped Up Wednesday (I posted a Watermelon and Cucumber Smoothie - #48)


    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

  11. Zucchini is the best! I've used it in meat recipes before (like meatloaf and pulled bbq chicken) - you can't even taste it, it's such a sneaky way to get a good veggie into food.

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday

  12. What a great way to use all the fresh zucchini so abundant this time of year! I love to sneak all kinds of stuff into my spaghetti sauce - and no one even questions it! :) Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week! I hope to see you again Tuesday! :)


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