Make your Poultry Seasoning with only six ingredients you already have on your spice rack! Use it for making stuffing or seasoning chicken.
For Thanksgiving dinner this year, I finally decided to figure out how to make homemade dressing! One of the ingredients called for in stuffing or dressing recipes is poultry seasoning. Since I didn’t have any on hand, I quickly made my own mixture using spices I already hand in my cupboard.
What is in poultry seasoning?
There are a lot of different companies that make poultry seasoning so the mixture can vary depending on the brand you choose. I decided to use thyme leaves, ground sage, marjoram leaves, dried rosemary, coarse ground black pepper, and ground nutmeg.
What else can I add to the poultry seasoning recipe?
This mixture is similar to what is found in the McCormick poultry seasoning. Here are some additional spices you can try adding or swap out depending on your family’s preferences and what you have on hand:
- dried oregano
- minced onions
- garlic powder
- celery seed
- ground ginger
Put all of the spices in a bowl and stir to combine. I used a small glass measuring cup so that I could use the spout to pour it into a container.
If you prefer using a ground poultry seasoning mix, grind the spices with a coffee grinder or use a mortar and pestle.
How To Use Poultry Seasoning
This poultry seasoning mixture is delicious sprinkled on top of chicken or rubbed on a turkey. Check out my oven baked chicken breasts recipe here for cooking instructions.
And of course, poultry seasoning is a must when making homemade dressing or stuffing. You can find my dressing recipe here.
Here are a few more spice mixes we love:
Make homemade Taco Seasoning with this easy recipe using ingredients from your pantry! You can make it mild or spicy depending on your family’s tastes.
This basic Cinnamon Sugar recipe makes a simple topping that can be used on everything from toast to doughnuts and pretzels to funnel cake.
This Everything Bagel Seasoning recipe only has 5 ingredients and is ready in seconds! We use this seasoning blend on everything from bagels to chicken.
This Savory Dry Rub recipe is a great way to season chicken, ribs, and pork. Simply mix all of the spices together and rub onto the meat prior to cooking.
- 2 teaspoons thyme leaves
- 2 teaspoons ground sage
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoons marjoram leaves
- ¾ teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoons ground nutmeg
- Mix together all of the ingredients and store in a labeled spice jar.
- Optional: Grind spice mixture in a coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle for a fine ground poultry seasoning.