Oregano Substitute

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Out of oregano? Need a quick substitute to save the day? Here are several things that will work in its place.

Your Best Bet: Use marjoram. It's related to oregano, and has a very similar taste. However, oregano has a stronger flavor, so use one and a half times as much marjoram for the best flavor approximation.

Still Good: Replace the oregano called for in the recipe with one and a half times as much thyme, basil or a blend of the two. Italian seasoning will also work, if you don't have any of these other herbs on hand.

Substitution Chart:

Use this much substitue for this much oregano
1 1/2 tsp 1 tsp
1 1/8 tsp 3/4 tsp
3/4 tsp 1/2 tsp
3/8 tsp 1/4 tsp