DIY Mrs Dash Recipe

Missing the Original Mrs. Dash? Make This Homemade Version

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I don’t like buying things I can make myself inexpensively, so that’s why I created this homemade Mrs. Dash recipe.

Plus, it annoys me when companies say they’re only changing the packaging but also change the recipe and amount to reduce their costs.

That’s exactly what happened with Mrs. Dash when they rebranded to just plain Dash. If you’ve been frustrated with the change, you’re not alone. Give my homemade Mrs. Dash copycat a try and savor all that delicious salt-free, original flavor you’ve been missing.

Tips for Best Results

When you’re making a spice mix, fresh ingredients are crucial. So, if you don’t remember how long yours have been sitting in the cupboard, give them the sniff test.

If a dried herb doesn’t have a strong smell in the jar, it’s not going to have much impact when you add it to your homemade Mrs. Dash blend.

Did You Know?

When it comes to replacing herbs and spices, a good rule of thumb is to replace whole spices (cinnamon sticks, cloves, peppercorns) every three years, ground spices every two years, and dried herbs every year.

Uses for Mrs. Dash

Whether you’re trying to cut back on salt or not, a sprinkle of Mrs. Dash on your favorite foods brings out their flavor. Here are some of my family’s favorite ways to use it:

  • Roasted vegetables: Sprinkle on cauliflower and broccoli florets, toss with olive oil, and roast at 425°F for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Baked chicken: Pat boneless, skinless chicken breasts dry, rub them with olive oil, sprinkle with homemade Mrs. Dash, and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken reaches 165°F.
  • Add to burgers: Combine 1 lbs. ground beef with 1 tablespoon of homemade Mrs. Dash, mix with your hands, and shape into patties. Bake, grill, or air fry and enjoy.

Printable Homemade Mrs. Dash Recipe

What are your favorite uses for homemade Mrs. Dash? I’d love to hear what you use it on!

DIY Mrs Dash Recipe

Homemade Mrs. Dash

All of the flavor of the original Mrs. Dash, but you get to control the quality of the ingredients and save money, too. Makes 3/4 cup.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 36 teaspoons
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Katie Berry
Course: Seasoning Mix
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salt substitute, seasoning mix, spice blend


  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried savory
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried lemon zest optional
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Use a spice mortar and pestle, a blender, or a food processor to grind the mix to a finer consistency if you like a smoother blend.
  • Store in an air-tight container. For best flavor, use within 1 year.


Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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  1. Willie Keller says:

    Thank you for this. I’m having cut back sodium. I’m thankful for your Mrs. Dash recipe as I’m allergic to cayenne pepper if it’s not cooked and I needed something for table use.

    1. Katie Berry says:


  2. The 1 Tablespoon Savory in Mrs. Dash correct?
    Or was it supposed to be something else? It’s just that it has the ingredients that already are in the recipe except for rosemary…

    1. Katie Berry says:

      I don’t understand your question, Marianna. Savory is a specific herb.

  3. Thank you for this! I loved using Mrs. Dash but then I developed a citrus allergy. I have missed adding that fun flavor. I’m so excited to try your recipe!

    1. Katie Berry says:


  4. Oh my god, I need to do this at home.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      I’d recommend doing it there, yes, rather than at the store. 🙂

    2. Tyson Strickland says:

      5 stars
      Katie Berry- just died laughing a little bit 😆

  5. Alejandro Rosas says:

    I was in the hospital and I was in a low salt diet, I was served Mrs. Dash Table blend in
    small single serving packets it was delicious. So I asked my wife to get me a shaker from the market she bought an assortment of four flavors she thought I might like. What a disappointment all of them absolutely BLAND! i came to the concussion that the product in the individual packets is not the same as in the shaker bottes.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      It could very well be a different formula, Alejandro, or it could be that the hospital’s food was so awful compared to your wife’s cooking the hospital food needed the flavor help of Mrs. Dash (whereas your wife is probably an amazing cook).

  6. 5 stars
    Love “Mrs. Dash”. Anxious to try the others. Thank you for being such a sharing and giving person. Will check in on you from time-to-time.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      My pleasure, Darlene. I hope you find my website useful.

  7. Cassandrea @ says:

    5 stars
    Yay! I am so glad I found this! Was looking for the Mrs Dash post and I feel like I hit the jackpot with three homemade, spice blend recipes!! Win!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      I’m glad you found it, too. Enjoy!

  8. I too will have to cut way back on salt. I was looking for a recipe for Mrs. Dash and thank you for listing one! I’ll be visiting this website often!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Glad to have been of help!

  9. Charlene@A Pinch of Joy says:

    Love making my own spices — I know what is in there! Great collection – pinned! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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