Homemade Poultry Seasoning Recipe

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Poultry Seasoning is a savory blend of spices that adds herbaceous depth of flavor to any recipe, including soups and vegetarian dishes. You can make this seasoning blend at home with a few dried herbs.

This classic seasoning blend adds flavor to chicken or turkey recipes and stuffing. Add a pinch to your next pot of chicken soup or pot pie recipe.

poutlry seasoning recipes in a mortar with fresh sage next to it.

What is poultry seasoning?

This classic seasoning blend typically contains sage, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, nutmeg, and black pepper. This seasoning blend is usually finely ground so that it can be easily added to soups and stuffings.

What You’ll Need

ingredients for poultry seasoning

Optional Ingredients

You can add a little onion and garlic powder to this recipe. They both add a little flavor punch that you won’t be mad about.

How To Make Homemade Poultry Seasoning

When you buy poultry seasoning in the store, it is usually finely ground. You can use a spice grinder to process this spice blend to a fine powder or feel free to keep it unground. The blend is delicious either way.

Finely ground seasoning is best when making soups and stuffings. However, the unground blend is just as tasty.

  1. Measure all of the ingredients and mix.
  2. Optional: Add onion and garlic powder.
  3. Pulverize in a spice grinder OR Not.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

FAQs

How to use poultry seasoning?

This seasoning blend is used to season chicken and turkey. It’s commonly used in chicken soup, turkey soup, and chicken pot pie. You may also see it listed as an ingredient in most stuffing recipes.

Unconventionally you can use this savory seasoning blend on roasted potatoes and other roasted vegetables.

How much poultry seasoning to use for turkey?

For seasoning a whole turkey, you will use 2 to 3 tablespoons of poultry seasoning. You can blend the spices with salt and pepper and sprinkle it liberally over the turkey and inside of the turkey before cooking.

What does poultry seasoning blend taste like?

The flavor is earthy and astringent. This seasoning blend has a strong flavor that is ideal for roasting poultry. The flavor is reminiscent of Thanksgiving dishes and warm, comforting chicken soup.

Recipes To Try

Savory Fall recipes that use this poultry seasoning recipe.

More Seasoning Blend Recipes

Check out the full collection of seasoning blend recipes, including; BBQ Rub, Mediterranean Seasoning Blend, Pumpkin Spice, and Spicy Buffalo Chicken Blend.

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poultry seasoning blend recipe

Poultry Seasoning Recipe

by: Laura Reigel
Poultry Seasoning is a savory blend of spices that adds herbaceous depth of flavor to any recipe, including soups and vegetarian dishes. You can make this seasoning blend at home with just a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Spice Mix
Cuisine American
Servings 12 teaspoons
Calories 2 kcal

Equipment

  • spice grinder
  • spice jars

Ingredients
 

  • 4 teaspoons ground sage
  • 3 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoon ground marjoram
  • 2 teaspoon ground rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Measure all of the ingredients and mix them together in a bowl.
    4 teaspoons ground sage, 3 teaspoons ground thyme, 2 teaspoon ground marjoram, 2 teaspoon ground rosemary, 1 teaspoon parsley flakes, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: Add in onion and garlic powder.
    1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Finely ground the blend with a spice grinder OR leave the blend unground.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Laura’s Tips + Notes

  1. This spice blend can be ground finely in a spice grinder. This is the traditional format of poultry seasoning. 
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