Build a Better Pizza: Make Your Own Pizza Seasoning

It’s a weekly ritual around here that we sit down to a homemade pizza pie. If I’m going to eat the same meal that frequently, you better believe I’m going to see to it that it tastes that good, too. Which is why, each week I make my own pizza dough and pizza sauce. But no Friday night meal of ours is complete without our trusty accompaniment: Pizza Seasoning.

I originally picked a bottle of this up at the store on a whim. It was labeled as pizza and pasta seasoning, and I was hooked once I realized how incredibly a little bit of this and a little bit of that could transform a dish that is already so delicious one out of two kids (adults?) names it as their favorite meal.

But a month ago, our reserve ran out and the little shaker shook its last vestiges.

I thought about buying another version of some pasta or pizza seasoning from the store. But then I stopped myself. Why not try to recreate it myself, first? Of course.

So I whipped up a small batch—just a few teaspoons of less than a dozen spices and herbs. Wouldn’t you know, it was a success? One of the many reasons why I love trying my handing at making things myself; it works out much of the time!

Homemade Pizza & Pasta Seasoning Recipe: The Secret to Great-Tasting Dishes
1 Tbsp. rosemary
1 Tbsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. basil
1 Tbsp. peppercorns
½ Tbsp. sea salt
½ Tbsp. garlic salt
½ Tbsp. crushed red pepper

Combine all herbs in grinder. (Feel free to re-use a grinder you already have on sale. If not, look at buying a grinder that comes with sea salt or peppercorns in it, twist the top off and store the contents in another jar. Usually it’s more affordable to buy the grinder this way than empty.)

Shake all seasonings together, and then sprinkle over any pasta or pizza dish and taste the difference!

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  1. Yeah! Totally agree... we make our own of these things too, but I never considered adding peppercorns or rosemary or basil. I'll have to try this out!

  2. Awesome! Let me know what you think, Heather. I love the peppercorns and basil. Definitely takes regular old pizza to another level :)

  3. Proper seasoning makes all the difference. Love this series- nothing more comforting than having great home made pizzas.

  4. So glad you're enjoying these posts. I have been so thrilled to discover just how easy it is to make pizza at home, more or less from scratch. And not to mention, cheap, too!

  5. I just tried the best pizza in Plano that I have ever had! I really should figure out what seasoning they use and copy it.


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