Mix up a batch of Italian Sausage Seasoning and then put it in soups and sauces to make everything taste like delicious sausages!
Years ago I made a batch of a vegetarian Italian tomato soup that called for crushed fennel seeds as one of the ingredients. I was amazed that the soup ended up tasting like it had sausage in it. I think it was because the fennel reminded my taste buds of Italian Sausages.
From then on, I started putting fennel seeds in all kinds of things to add that meaty sausage flavor.
So, whether you’re making some Italian sausages, or you want to season some ground pork or turkey with Italian sausage flavor, mix up a batch of this blend. You’ll use it for sausages, but also add it to other Italian dishes for that extra amazing flavor.
Note that if you want this to be hot, like hot Italian sausages, then include the full amount of red pepper flakes. If you want it to be mild, then leave out the red pepper flakes, or put less.
Also, the recipe calls for Italian seasoning. You can use a store-bought Italian seasoning. If doing so, choose one that does not contain salt since there is salt in the sausage seasoning blend and the result will have too much salt. If you want to use dried herbs that you have in your pantry instead of buying Italian seasoning, then use this recipe for Italian seasoning. It contains dried basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and granulated garlic (like garlic powder).Print
- 2 and 1/2 Tbsp. granulated garlic
- 2 and 1/2 Tbsp. onion powder
- 5 tsp. dried parsley
- 5 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 5 tsp. salt
- 3 and 3/4 tsp. black pepper
- 2 and 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 and 1/4 tsp. crushed fennel seed
- 1 and 1/4 tsp. paprika
- Mix all ingredients together and stir in an airtight container.