Kalyn’s Herb Blend is something I love to mix up and give for a homemade food gift, and this has been a big hit with a lot of my family and friends!

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This recipe for Kalyn’s Herb Blend is something I started making about years ago, inspired by the recipe for American Heart Association Herb Seasoning, a great salt-free blend. I make this a little differently every time now, depending on what I have on hand and what new herbs I’ve become fond of. I’ve been giving this away for Christmas for years, and I’ve had people use it all and ask if they can buy more!

This is a good all purpose seasoning blend to give to people who cook a little, but who aren’t likely to have a cupboard full of different herbs and spices. This recipe is my latest version, and now that I’m posting the recipe people can make their own after they’ve used it up.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

Do you need all these herbs and spices for Kalyn’s Herb Blend?

From having made this for years, I’d say the essentials in this blend are garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, parsley, oregano, basil, and pepper. You can add or subtract other herbs as desired. Create your own blend based on your favorites, and then name it after yourself and give it away for Christmas; I promise your friends will be very impressed.

Suggested uses for Kalyn’s Herb Blend:

  • This herb blend adds great depth of flavor to meat-based soups, stews, pasta sauces, or casseroles.
  • It’s excellent in meatloaf or to season ground beef when browning.
  • Mix with olive oil and toss with vegetables before roasting.
  • Add a small amount to any marinade or sauce for chicken, pork, or beef, or add to flour to use for dredging meat.
  • Use a small amount to season gravy or stock.

Want more herb and spice blend recipes?

Check out Spice Blends to Give for a Holiday Gift for lots more ideas for seasonal gifts when you don’t want to give sweets!

spices and herbs for Kalyn's Herb Blend shown in bowl

How to make Kalyn’s Herb Blend:

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  1. Put all herbs into food processor fitted with steel blade or use a Magic Bullet (affiliate link) if you’re making a small amount.
  2. Pulse about 30 seconds, until herbs are well combined.
  3. Store in glass jar with tight lid.

Kalyn's Herb Blend shown in Magic Bullet

If you make the smaller amount shown in the recipe, here’s that amount shown in the Magic Bullet. Check NOTES in the recipe to see increased amounts if you’re making this to give away for gifts.

Kalyn's Herb Blend shown in glass jar
Yield: 5 cups

Kalyn's Herb Blend

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Kalyn's Herb Blend is something I've been giving away for years for a homemade food gift, and this is a good all purpose seasoning blend.


  • 1/2 cups garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 2 1/2 T dried thyme
  • 2 1/2 T dried basil
  • 2 1/2 T dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 T rubbed sage
  • 1 1/2 T white pepper
  • 1 1/2 T celery seed
  • 1 1/2 T dried oregano


  1. Put all herbs in to food processor fitted with steel blade.
  2. Pulse about 30 seconds, until herbs are well combined.
  3. Store in glass jar with tight lid.



  • 1 1/2 cups garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup onion powder
  • 1/2 cup dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup dried basil
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup rubbed sage
  • 1/4 cup white pepper
  • 1/4 cup celery seed
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano

(At one time I added ground savory but I started having a hard time finding it.)

Nutritional information is calculated on about 1 1/2 tsp. serving, which is the amount used in an entire recipe, so actual carbs per serving are a lot lower than shown!

This recipe was originally adapted from the American Heart Association Herb Seasoning, and for myself I rarely make it exactly the same way twice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 11Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This herb blend has a negligible amount of cards and is low in sodium and gluten-free and it should work for any type of diet plan.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2006 and I’ve made it for holiday gifts several times since then. The recipe was updated with better photos and more information in 2021. (Years ago Kalyn’s Kitchen was featured as part of Holiday Recipes at Oprah.com, and this was one of the recipes featured there.)

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