Poultry Seasoning

Poultry seasoning is a term used to describe a combination of seasonings that you can use in your vegan kitchen. The flavors in this recipe are amazing and perfect when used on tofu or vegan chicken fillets.

A jar of homemade poultry seasoning has fresh herbs around it and two bowls of more spices behind it.

I’m always running out of essentials, right when I need them the most. That’s one reason I decided to start making my own seasonings at home, including taco seasoning and pumpkin pie spice.

Turns out, poultry seasoning is actually a mixture of herbs, making it simple to throw together. I love having my own mix, made exactly the way I want it. Join me in this DIY experience!

The spices in poultry seasoning are in a bowl. The labels pointing to the herbs read, "Rosemary, Marjoram, Black Pepper, Dried Onions, Sage, and Thyme."

Key Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  • Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
  • Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
  • Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
  • Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
  • Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
  • Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
  • Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
  • Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
  • Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
  • Sage — This is the star of the show. I prefer rubbed sage because the sage leaves have been rubbed, creating a lighter feel and flavor. It’s less intense than ground sage. If using ground sage, reduce the amount by a tablespoon.
  • Thyme — I’m using dried thyme leaves, but you can substitute ground thyme.
  • Marjoram — This herb is in the mint family and adds a sweet pine flavor.
  • Rosemary — This herb is a very fragrant herb that originates from Mediterranean evergreens. You can chop the prickly leaves or add them to the seasoning mix as-is.
  • Dehydrated onions — I prefer dehydrated onions because I find onion powder to be clumpy.
  • Ground black pepper — You’ll get the best flavor using freshly ground black pepper.

How to Make Poultry Seasoning

  1. Assemble the ingredients.
  2. Stir them all together in a bowl.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a lidded glass container.

Storage Tips

When stored correctly, this poultry seasoning will keep for up to a year, although herbs are best when used within a few months.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using rubbed sage delivers a milder flavor and adds lovely color as well
  • Adding dehydrated onions creates a distinctive taste that complements the other herbs in this mix
  • There’s no salt added, meaning you can salt the finished dish as you prefer, rather than having the seasoning mix adding too much salt

Frequently-Asked Questions

What is poultry seasoning used for?

A poultry herb blend is a mixture of dried herbs that brings out the best flavor in many dishes, including plant-based recipes.

Is poultry seasoning vegan?

Even though it has the word “poultry” in it, this seasoning mix is actually vegan. Created from different herbs, poultry seasoning can be used to flavor tofu, veggie burgers, gravies, and a variety of plant-based meats and sauces.

Poultry Seasoning Uses

Use this poultry seasoning for vegan turkey, vegan chicken, or even tofu. Here are some favorite dishes where having this seasoning will come in handy:

A spoon holds seasoning over a bowl of more seasoning. There are fresh herbs and bowls with more seasoning behind it.

That’s it for this poultry seasoning recipe!

A spoon holds seasoning over a bowl of more seasoning. There are fresh herbs and bowls with more seasoning behind it.

Homemade Poultry Seasoning

Use this homemade poultry seasoning to add delicious flavor to your tofu, vegan chicken, and more.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 3kcal


  • 4 tablespoons rubbed sage (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons ground thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried marjoram
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dehydrated onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir together.
  • Transfer the mixture to a lidded glass container. It will keep up to a year.

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Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

One Response to Poultry Seasoning

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKyle Reply

    5 stars
    I had all these spices and made my own poultry seasoning right at home.

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