Copycat Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix Recipe
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Save money with this copycat Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix recipe.

During the summer, I go through a lot of Italian dressing.  We use it on salads, in marinates, and for other summer recipes.  

Even buying the packets and making my own was getting expensive.  I do buy generic, but there's just something about a good Italian dressing that most generic brands don't have.

I started making my own copycat Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix recipe because it's much more economical.  I grow some of my own herbs, or I get them in bulk at an Amish bulk food store.  

Even when I buy my herbs and spices, they are so much fresher than what is in the store.  This makes all of my food taste better.

In the summer, I practically live on salads.  We have a garden, so I'm always picking right from the garden to serve with dinner.  I use Italian often because it's light.  I like the vinegary taste versus using a creamy dressing.

I also use Italian dressing as a quick marinade.  One of my kids' favorite summer foods is Italian dressing marinated chicken on the grill.  I made it last weekend, and it was all gone that night!

Another great way to use Italian dressing for a quick side dish is to cut up fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions.  Cover with Italian and let sit for a few hours.  In the summer, I like making sides early in the day, so this is perfect.

I use this dressing for pasta salad.  I boil whatever kind of pasta is on sale, cut up a bunch of veggies, pour over the dressing, and let it sit in the fridge.  Again, super easy, and I can make it early in the day to free up my evenings.  

For zesty oven baked chicken, combine 2 tablespoons of this Italian dressing mix with 1 cup of breadcrumbs.  Use that to coat your chicken.  Yum!

This can also be used a rub for chicken, but I haven't tried it yet.  It sounds delicious though.


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Combine all ingredients.  Use the garlic if you like a lot of garlic.  I used it because I use this mainly as a marinade.  

For a zesty Italian dressing, add the red pepper flakes.  I typically do not add the red pepper flakes.


Store in an airtight container.  I use a mason jar with a plastic reusable lid.  


To make salad dressing, combine 2 tablespoons mix with 2/3 cups oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 2 tablespoons water.  Mix well.  Shake before each use.

If you make a lot of salad dressings, these bottles are nice.  There are lines so you can add the ingredients without measuring.  There are 8 different recipes measurements.

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Copycat Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix
This zesty Italian dressing mix is easy to make and tastes delicious.
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients.2. Store in an airtight container.3 To make salad dressing, combine 2 tablespoons mix with 2/3 cups oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 2 tablespoons water. Mix well. Shake before each use.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.