This homemade pizza seasoning is perfect not only on pizza, but anywhere you want you want that great flavor and aroma.
Note: Below you’ll find a recipe for a full 1/2 cup (4oz.) batch of batch of pizza seasoning. In addition, in case you just want to make a little bit, we’ve also given a recipe below that makes a small batch of just 2 tablespoons. We hope you find this helpful!
I honestly can’t get over how good this homemade pizza seasoning is. It smells like a pizzeria when you mix it up and makes all sorts of dishes taste like pizza. Once you try this, you’ll definitely want to keep a jar of it on hand.
What’s In Pizza Seasoning?
The inspiration for the ingredients is based partly on copycatting some major brands out there that sell pizza seasoning, and then thinking about what pizza tastes like.
There’s the herbs and aromatics often found in tomato sauce (oregano, basil, thyme, onion powder, and garlic powder), there’s a distinctive ingredient to Italian sausage and to pepperoni, the fennel seed, and also mustard and paprika are often in pepperoni, and the smoked paprika gives a bit of the smoky flavor you get from a wood-fired crust, and finally a bit of heat from black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes, the latter of course being found on the table at every pizza restaurant ever.
I’ve tried this with some Parmesan cheese added to it and that’s incredible too, but it makes the blend more perishable so only add it if using it soon.
Making Homemade Pizza Seasoning
To make your homemade spice blend, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together well.
Transfer the seasoning mixture to a glass jar or container and store it in a cool, dry, dark place for up to three months for the best taste.
Note that there’s no salt in this blend. That’s just because it makes it more versatile. You can add it to something that is already salty, like pizza, and not increase the saltiness. Or, if you want to add it to something that doesn’t have salt, you can add your own amount of salt to taste.
Make A Small Batch
If you want a full batch of Pizza Seasoning in your pantry that you can grab and use whenever, then scroll down to make the full recipe. However, if you just want a small batch to use right now in a recipe, I have the info for you here.
|To Make Approximately 2 Tablespoons of Pizza Seasoning, Combine:
• 1.5 tsp. oregano
• 3/4 tsp. basil
• 3/4 tsp. onion powder
• 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
• 3/4 tsp. crushed fennel seed
• 1/2 tsp. thyme
• 1/2 tsp. paprika
• 1/4 tsp. coarse black pepper
• 1/8 tsp. smoked paprika
• 1/8 tsp. dried mustard
• 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (or for more heat, add a pinch of cayenne)
Uses For Pizza Seasoning
Use this homemade pizza seasoning anywhere you want a restaurant-style Italian flavor added to food. I made a quesadilla with mozzarella, pepperoni, and mushrooms and sprinkled good few pinches of this on there, and it tasted like pizza. So good.
I think this would also be really good mixed into olive oil as a dip for bread. Or maybe mixed into focaccia dough! Please let me know how you use it in the comments because I want this seasoning blend on everything.
More Homemade Seasoning Mixes
Make more of our delicious seasoning blends to impress everyone with your flavorful cooking.
- Italian Seasoning Blend
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Santa Maria Seasoning
- Adobo Seasoning Mix
- Poultry Seasoning
- Creole Seasoning Recipe
Podcast Episode About Making Pizza Seasoning Blend
Listen to me explain briefly about how to make this recipe, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:
- 2 Tbsp. oregano
- 1 Tbsp. basil
- 1 Tbsp. onion powder
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 2.5 tsp. crushed fennel seed
- 2 tsp. thyme
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. coarse black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp. dried mustard
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (or for more mixed in heat, 1/4 tsp. cayenne)
- In a medium bowl whisk together all ingredients until well combined.
- Transfer mixture to an air-tight container. Store up to 3 months in a cool, dry, dark, place for best taste.
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