35+ Oregano Recipes to Try Out! (Fresh & Dried)

Hey oregano lovers! Let’s talk about the herb that’s way more than just pizza topping. Oregano, yeah, that leafy green stuff, is so much more than just a sidekick to pepperoni and cheese. It’s like the cool cousin of basil, the chill uncle of rosemary, and the party-starter of the herb garden. Here’s 35+ oregano recipes to try out.

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Oregano is a flavor chameleon. It dances with savory stews, chills with grilled veggies, and throws down funky beats in marinades. It’s the kind of herb that says, “Hey, dinner tonight? Let’s ditch the boring and get a little Mediterranean magic going.”

And trust me, it’s magic you can cook up at home, no fancy chef hats required.

We’re talking about one-pot pastas bursting with garlicky oregano goodness, juicy chicken thighs bathed in lemon-oregano bliss, and fresh tomato salads that sing with the scent of the herb market.

The BEST Recipes that Use Oregano

Fresh Oregano Recipes

Slices of grilled pork tenderloin on plate drizzled with charred lemon chimichurri.
This Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri is the perfect quick dinner for hot summer nights! You can grill this beautiful dinner and prepare the amazing sauce in just 30 minutes. Or, cook it in the oven.
Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri Recipe
French bread pizza slices on cutting board next to small bowl of herbs and pepperoni.
This French Bread Pizza recipe has layers of flavor-packed toppings baked onto soft French bread. Topped with 3-cheeses, pepperoni & fresh herbs. It's an easy-to-love dinner, game day snack, or savory appetizer.
French Bread Pizza
Chimichurri sauce in small jar with spoon.
This Chimichurri Sauce is packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor. This cilantro chimichurri steak sauce is also delicious with chicken, pork, seafood and roasted vegetables.
Easy Chimichurri Sauce
Let’s put an end to beautiful fresh herbs going to waste with this Oregano Pesto! Spread it on toast, toss with pasta, and so much more.
Recipe: Mess In The Kitchen
Oregano Pesto
This oregano vinegar is made with dried or fresh garden herbs, and is an herbal infused vinegar that’s perfect for homemade vinaigrettes.
Recipe: Champagne Tastes
Oregano Vinegar
Not only are they delicious, these marinated roasted peppers are marvelously simple to make and can be used in so many different ways.
Recipe: Craving California
Marinated Roasted Peppers
You’re just 10 minutes away from this gorgeous, vibrant Greek-inspired bread dipping oil. Chop up a few bits and pieces, mix them with olive oil and serve up with a pile of fresh bread. It’s easy, speedy and perfect for entertaining and parties.
Recipe: Dished By Kate
Greek Inspired Bread Dipping Oil
Oregano Tea is a homemade herbal tea made with fresh oregano leaves or dried oregano. There’s a lot of oregano tea benefits it has to offer!
Recipe: The Harvest Kitchen
Herbal Oregano Tea
Loaded with fresh, Mediterranean ingredients, tossed with a zesty lemon dressing and creamy feta, this Greek quinoa salad is my go-to for meal prep, entertaining and the holiday season. Serve with creamy tzatziki and lamb koftas for a Greek-style feast.
Recipe: Dished By Kate
Greek Quinoa Salad with Feta
This Sun-Dried Tomato Sourdough Bread with Capers tastes just like pizza! Learn how to make this fragrant and bold sourdough bread with step-by-step photos.
Recipe: Sourdough Brandon
Sun-Dried Tomato Sourdough Bread with Capers
For meat that melts in the mouth, try this Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder. Flavoured with garlic, oregano, wedges of onion, fennel and slices of lemon.
Recipe: It's Not Complicated Recipes
Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Fennel and Lemon
Juicy chicken thighs marinated in classic Greek flavors such as lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and thick yogurt make this Chicken Shish Kabob Recipe one of the very best, and easiest, anytime family dinner.
Recipe: The Forked Spoon
Chicken Shish Kabobs
Chimichurri shrimp is an herbaceous, flavor-packed dish marinated in garlicky, vinegary chimichurri, served with creamy dipping sauce.
Recipe: The Cozy Plum
Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp
Crispy Oregano Smashed Potatoes with Feta and Lemon – I just cannot get enough of this combo of flavors, the perfect Easter side dish!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Crispy Oregano Smashed Potatoes
Simple Baked Italian Oregano Meatballs, one pan – no frying, no completely messy stove top and no broken, crumbly meatballs, yes!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Baked Italian Oregano Meatballs
Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken – a recipe you’ll make over and over…the one that ends up being most requested on Sunday nights!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken
Greek Salmon with Lemon Feta and Orzo Summer Salad…simple, colorful, super flavorful, healthy-ish, so delicious, and can be made entirely on the grill!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Greek Salmon
Sweet corn may be the star of this delicious, bright, colorful chopped Tex-Mex salad, but the jalapeño-tinged oregano dressing packs some serious star power, too.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Tex-Mex Salad with Creamy Oregano Dressing

Dried Oregano Recipes

Hand holding jar of homemade marinara sauce.
Easy 30 Minute Marinara Sauce offers rich and sweet flavors that can be enjoyed on plenty of dishes. Using basic ingredients & only 1 pot.
Easy Marinara Sauce
Sliced chicken breast ready to be served.
This Greek Chicken Marinade effortlessly infuses chicken with the enticing aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean. Made from simple, easy-to-find ingredients, this versatile marinade is perfect for summer grilling, simple weeknight dinners, and meal prep.
Greek Chicken Marinade
Serving spoon in bowl of tomato cucumber salad.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Italian wedding soup in small grey bowl with parmesan.
This Italian Wedding Soup marries delicious Italian flavors together in one pot! Made with homemade meatballs, vegetables, kale, and pasta, this classic soup is easy to make in less than an hour on the stove top.
Italian Wedding Soup
Overhead close up of pinto beans in white bowl with spoon.
If you're looking to take your pinto beans to the next level, it's important to season them properly. Learn all about how to season pinto beans for maximum flavor!
Seasoning for Pinto Beans
Overhead shot of baked Shake n Bake pork chops on baking sheet.
These homemade Shake and Bake pork chops are just like the classic dish you used to have as a kid. Pork chops are coated in a tasty breadcrumb mixture and baked until golden brown and delicious.
Homemade Shake and Bake Pork Chops
Scoop taken out of spaghetti squash casserole.
Spaghetti Squash Casserole made with tomatoes, Italian spices, creamy ricotta cheese and parmesan is a delicious and hearty vegetarian-friendly dinner option or delicious side dish.
Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Pork street tacos arranged on white oval plate with avocado and jalapenos.
These Pork Street Tacos are easy to make at home with your slow cooker. Popping the carnitas under the broiler at the end ensures that they get nice and crispy!
Pork Carnitas Street Tacos
Plated chicken breasts with herbs and seasoning.
This foolproof recipe makes flavorful and tender air fryer chicken breasts every time, seasoned with herbs and spices.
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts Recipe
Overhead shot of cherry tomato salad in grey bowl.
This Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons is the perfect side dish. Sweet tomatoes combine with a tangy vinaigrette and delicious roasted lemons. 
Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons
top shot of spaghetti noodles and tomato sauce in white bowl
Instant Pot Spaghetti is an easy and delicious weeknight meal the whole family will love! Made with simple ingredients, this comfortingly classic spaghetti recipe is ready in 30 minutes!
Instant Pot Spaghetti with Jar Sauce Recipe
Baked chicken legs in white serving bowl.
These Oven Baked Chicken Legs are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. No breading needed! Turn to this easy recipe when you need a quick dinner or protein for meal prep.
Oven Baked Chicken Legs
Tortellini lasagna in skillet with serving spoon.
This 20-Minute Cheesy Tortellini Lasagna with Sausage & Kale makes it easy to have a delicious and nutritious Italian dinner on the table in a hurry, even on a weeknight. Plus, it cooks in one skillet!
Skillet Tortellini Lasagna
Side view of air fryer chicken thighs on plate.
This air fryer recipe makes juicy and flavorful chicken thighs an absolute breeze.
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
Overhead close up of baked zucchini boats.
Greek Stuffed Zucchini Boats come together in just 30-minutes. Stuffed with quinoa, feta, chickpeas, peppers and olives and flavored with lemon, garlic and oregano.
Greek Stuffed Zucchini
Bowl of cheesy lentils with spoon.
These EASY Cheesy Southwestern Instant Pot Lentils & Rice are the perfect quick vegetarian weeknight dinner recipe that's perfect for Meatless Monday! Hearty lentils and brown rice combine with southwestern spices, tomatoes, peppers & plenty of melty cheese!
Instant Pot Lentils and Rice
Overhead shot of sun dried tomato pasta on grey plate next to small bowl of sun dried tomatoes.
Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta – a super easy pasta dish with the most delicious, creamy sun-dried tomato sauce loaded with mozzarella & parmesan cheese. This vegetarian dinner will be on your dinner table in 20 minutes! 
Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
One Pot Mediterranean Chicken and Rice is about to be your new favorite easy peasy weeknight dinner! Made in one skillet with big flavor.
Recipe: Mess In The Kitchen
One Pot Mediterranean Chicken and Rice
This lemon chicken orzo soup will become your new go-to chicken soup. The fresh, creamy, lemony broth is the perfect slurping soup for chilly evenings, and the orzo rice-shaped pasta fills you up just like hearty comfort food should!
Recipe: Life Around the Table
Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup

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35+ Oregano Recipes to Try!

Oregano is so much more than just a sidekick to pepperoni and cheese. Here's 35+ dried & fresh oregano recipes to try out. This Chimichurri Sauce is packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people



  • Add all ingredients except the olive oil to a food processor or blender, and pulse a few times until chopped. Slowly stream in the olive oil, while pulsing the mixture a few more times until the olive oil is combined, scraping down the sides if needed.
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container.
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Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1072IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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