In this post: The perfect blend of spices, herbs, and other seasonings can turn an ordinary pizza into something that tastes like it came from a fancy pizzeria.


Make the perfect pizza with this delicious pizza seasoning! A little spicy kick along with all the Italian flavors you know and love. This recipe is easy, delicious, and quickly tossed together!

Pizza seasoning in a glass jar.

Why Make Homemade Pizza Seasoning?

It’s quick and easy to make and you can customize it to fit your personal taste. Pizza seasoning is a great way to improve the flavor of homemade, frozen, or even takeout pizza. Plus, you can use this seasoning on other things like bread, pasta, and grilled cheese.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This pizza seasoning recipe:

  • is quick and easy to make
  • keeps well in an airtight container for months
  • doesn’t contain complicated instructions or hard-to-find ingredients
  • can easily be adjusted to suit your individual taste
Oregano, basil, dried onion, garlic powder, dried fennel, thyme, paprika, and red pepper flakes in separate bowls.

Pizza Seasoning Ingredients

  • Dried oregano: the quintessential pizza and pasta seasoning.
  • Dried basil: mintier than fresh basil but with less anise.
  • Dried minced onion: dehydrated fresh chopped onion; milder than fresh onion.
  • Garlic powder: an easy way to add garlic flavor to any dish.
  • Dried thyme: earthy, ‘green’ flavored, and spicy.
  • Dried fennel: anise-flavored with bitter undertones; complements tomato sauce well.
  • Paprika: mildly spicy, sweet, and smoky.
  • Crushed red peppers: the perfect way to add spice to pizza and pasta.

How To Make Pizza Seasoning

  1. Measure out all ingredients and add them to a small bowl.
  2. Mix until well combined.
  3. Place in a sealed container and store in a dry pantry for up to 5 months.

Tips

  • If you don’t like spicy food, omit the crushed red peppers. 
  • This recipe is easily doubled or tripled to make as much as you need. This amount tends to be plenty for two to four medium-large pizzas. 
  • You can use this seasoning both in the pizza sauce or directly on the pizza. 
Pizza seasoning in a sealed glass jar.

How to Use Pizza Spice Mix

You can use this seasoning on:

Storage

Store your pizza seasoning in an airtight container (like a glass jar) in a dark, cool, and dry place. You should use this seasoning within 5 months of making it because it’ll slowly lose its flavor.

How to Buy and Store Spices

I recommend buying smaller bags of spices so you can use them up before they go stale or lose their flavor. If you want THE freshest spices, buy them in whole form and grind them as needed. However, I find this can be difficult to keep up with, so I usually just buy ground spices! Make sure your spices are sealed in an airtight container or bag – I like to store my spices in labeled glass jars.

Oregano, basil, dried onion, garlic powder, dried fennel, thyme, paprika, and red pepper flakes in a bowl.

FAQS

Is pizza seasoning the same as Italian seasoning?

Pizza seasoning and Italian seasoning have some of the same ingredients: oregano, basil, and thyme. Pizza seasoning also has onion flakes, garlic powder, dried fennel, paprika, and crushed red peppers, but Italian seasoning doesn’t.

How long can you store pizza spice blend?

I like to use my pizza seasoning within 5 months of making it so I’m still getting the full flavor. The longer the seasoning sits in your cupboard, the more flavor it will lose. But, technically the seasoning won’t “go bad” for 6-12 months unless the herbs and spices you used are old or the mix was improperly stored. If you use the seasoning after the 5-month mark, check to make sure it hasn’t gone bad before using it.

What is pizza seasoning made of?

Most pizza seasonings have oregano, basil, garlic powder, and crushed red peppers. I like to include dried minced onion, dried thyme, paprika, and dried fennel as well.

What is Italian seasoning made of?

Basic Italian seasoning has oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary. I like to add dried parsley and marjoram to mine as well. You could also include savory, black pepper, sage, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, or red pepper flakes.

Wooden spoonful of pizza seasoning.
Pizza seasoning in a glass jar.

Pizza Seasoning Mix

Yield: 1/4 cup
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Easy, delicious, and quickly tossed together.

Ingredients

  • 4 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Fennel
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Peppers

Instructions

  1. Measure all ingredients and add to a small bowl.
  2. Mix until well combined.
  3. Place in a sealed container and store in a dry pantry for up to 5 months.

Notes

  • If you keep your seasoning for longer than 5 months, double-check that it’s still fresh before using it.
  • Do not store in a humid area or your spice will clump together or get ruined.
  • If you don’t like spicy food, remove the crushed red peppers.
  • This recipe is easily doubled to make as much as you need. This amount is enough for two to four pizzas. 
  • You can use this seasoning both in the sauce and directly on the pizza. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 20Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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