Spice Hacks: Best Sage Substitute?


Sage is one of the quintessential spices that a seasoned cook needs especially during Thanksgiving dinner. It is one of the flavors that should never be absent in Turkey or even stuffing. Although this spice is a turkey’s best friend, it’s not limited to that role. This spice’s rich flavor is a wonderful complement for any fatty meats, which means it can be used in a variety of dishes.

Sage Substitutes


Just like Sage, Marjoram is also a member of the mint family and are closely related to each other. Marjoram has flavors akin to Sage and other members of the mint family which includes sweet basil and thyme. Marjoram can be used fresh or dried, but its flavor does not hold up to longer cooking times compared to sage.


Another aromatic herb that is included in the mint family. Thyme is widely used in Mediterranean cooking and is used to flavor various meats and vegetables. It is also versatile enough in Italian pasta sauces as it holds well to long cooking times, just like Sage.

Poultry Seasoning

One good option is poultry seasoning. This blend is popular with turkey and chicken dishes and is an excellent substitute for sage as it includes the spice in its ingredients. Use in the exact quantity that your recipe requires.

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