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Learn How to Make a Bell’s Poultry Seasoning Copycat Recipe

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Today I am sharing my homemade copycat recipe for Bell’s Poultry Seasoning. This recipe is perfect for your Thanksgiving turkey.

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Homemade Poultry Seasoning Recipe

Have you seen Bell’s Poultry Seasoning before?  It comes in a little yellow box with a turkey on the front.  This is one of my all-time favorite seasonings, especially for stuffing or dressing.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to find it at my grocery store lately, so I decided to make a homemade version. And it came out great!  (I actually think my blend is a little better. 😉) You will love it with your turkey or in your stuffing or dressing!

Two Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Turkey

If you are planning for a smaller Thanksgiving dinner, you can cook a small turkey in the oven or a turkey breast in your Instant Pot. However, instead of just one small turkey, why not two? Cooking two turkeys in your oven gives you a smaller turkey to enjoy, if you want to eat just one during dinner, but having another turkey for later also gives you more meat and bones for future meals and for making turkey bone broth.

How to Make Turkey Bone Broth

You can make bone broth with your leftover turkey bones using your Instant Pot or slow cooker. And if you want to make turkey bone broth on your stovetop, you can follow the same instructions as making chicken bone broth on the stovetop.

More Thanksgiving Recipes

In addition to making poultry seasoning, the following videos list more Thanksgiving recipes that you can make for you and your family.

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Homemade Poultry Seasoning

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
This seasoning blend is a copycat recipe of the Bell's Poultry Seasoning. This seasoning can be used on any poultry or in any type of stuffing or dressing for an extra special flavor.


  • 2 tablespoons Rosemary, dried
  • 2 tablespoons Oregano, dried
  • 2 tablespoons Marjoram, dried
  • 2 tablespoons Thyme, dried
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley, dried
  • 1 tablespoon Sage, dried
  • 1 teaspoon Ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Freshly grated nutmeg


  • Place all the ingredients into a coffee grinder and pulverize to a fine ground powder. This process will take approximately 30 seconds.
  • Store the pulverized contents in a tightly sealed jar.
  • Use your homemade seasoning in amounts as you would any other seasoning. You can use this seasoning blend on any poultry or in any type of stuffing or dressing for an extra special flavor.



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Course: Pantry Staples
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Bell’s Poultry Seasoning Copycat Recipe, Poultry Seasoning, Seasoning Blends
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  1. 5 stars
    Hi Mary,
    Thank you so much for this recipe! I haven’t seen Bell’s since I moved to California 20 years ago and had forgotten about it.
    I made this last year and it has been sealed tightly in a Mason jar, do you think it’s still good? It still smells wonderful!
    thanks for sharing so much information and your wonderful recipes!
    Happy Thanksgiving

    1. Hi Tina,

      If kept dry, your poultry mix should last a year, although the flavor intensity may start to wane. Your nose is a good indicator. If you smelled anything off, I would discard the mix and start fresh. But if it smells great, as you described, you can definitely go ahead and use it.

      Thanks for your kind comment. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

      Love and God bless,

  2. The ingredients sound like the ones I used to make old fashioned vegetable soup 50+ years ago when newlyweds! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you.

    1. Hi Mary,

      Thanks for your kind comment. I hope you’ll enjoy the seasoning for this Thanksgiving or whenever you love reminiscing! 🙂

      Love and God bless,

    1. Hi Andrea, Yay!! I’m so happy you like this! Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m so happy to help!! Love, Mary

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