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Herby Parmesan Cheese Shaker

The only negative of this recipe is that I use the “green can” Parmesan cheese. However, it has a place in the pantry. For one, it lasts a long time. It works great in recipes. We always have it on hand for camping & hiking recipes, so sometimes it gets used in regular meals. It’s handy to say the least, and with a few herbs, you can take it to a new level!

Herby Parmesan Cheese Shaker


  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp diced dried onion
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp shelf stable Parmesan cheese (Kraft or similar, think green can)


Add the parsley through black pepper to a mini food chopper, or blender, and process a bit. Add in cheese, process quickly to combine.

Transfer to a jar with a shaker top*, store in the refrigerator.

*I used a Ball Dry Herb Jar. They are great for storing mixes in. The recipe will fit into one of these jars, use a small funnel to transfer.