Whether making chicken or turkey, this homemade Poultry Seasoning is the mix you want of savory herbs and a bit of warm spice.
What’s In Poultry Seasoning?
Poultry seasoning combines thyme, sage, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and typically a warm spice, like ginger or nutmeg. This mix gives us that savory Thanksgiving and stuffing taste we love.
As something typically used only a couple of times a year, it can feel like a waste to purchase a large container only to have it sit for months until the next holiday. My recipe makes just enough to get you through a couple of holidays and perhaps a Sunday dinner so that you always have a fresh batch.
If you don’t have all of the ingredients on hand to create your own poultry seasoning, you can still capture that essence. Just use thyme and sage, or thyme and rosemary.
Using rubbed sage and ground rosemary are preferred for this recipe. The powdered form of each will mix better with the other ingredients and also work better in recipes.
To make the homemade poultry seasoning blend, mix together the ingredients until well combined. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container, and store for up to three months in a cool, dry, dark place.
Uses For Poultry Seasoning
One of my favorite easy ways to use this spice blend is on chicken or turkey salad. Of course, it can be generously rubbed on turkey or chicken before roasting. Plus, when combined with oil or butter, it makes the most perfectly seasoned roasted potatoes.
You can also try adding some to flavor chicken soups or pot pies. I can’t wait to hear what other dishes you use this seasoning in.Print
- 3 Tbsp. dried thyme
- 3 Tbsp. rubbed sage
- 1 Tbsp. dried marjoram
- 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
- 1 Tbsp. ground rosemary
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- In a medium bowl whisk together sage, thyme, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and ginger until well combined.
- Transfer mixture to an air-tight container. Store up to 3 months in a cool, dry, dark, place.