Italian Sausage Seasoning

Sugar Free and Ready in a Snap


Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    1/3 Cup

Appears in

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Well Fed

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

  • About
Prep 05 Min.
Cook N/A

Sausage shouldn’t be complicated: It’s essentially meat made magical with spices. But too many store-bought brands include sugar and other mystery ingredients. This sugar-free blend works well with ground pork, beef, turkey, and chicken and produces flavorful, worry-free sausage flavor that guarantees you won’t need to rely on store bought.


  • 4 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs (I like Penzeys.)
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons coarse (granulated) garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 11/2 teaspoons fennel seed (optional)



In a medium bowl, crush the dried parsley and Italian herbs with your fingers or a fork to release their flavor. Add the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, and fennel seed. Mix with a fork and transfer to an airtight container for storage.