Pizza Seasoning

If you make homemade pizza, you NEED this pizza seasoning in your life. It has the perfect ratio of seasonings and herbs to make the tastiest pizza ever!

We LOVE pizza in our home, but we don’t always have pizza seasoning on hand. If that’s the case for you – don’t fret! Now you can make it at home with some of the standard spices in your pantry, which will be perfect for our pizza casserole and chicken alfredo pizza.

Pizza Seasoning

Homemade Pizza Seasoning – it’s easy!

Did you know you can make your own pizza seasoning at home? It’s so handy to have whenever you’re in the mood to have a pizza night – one of our favorite dinner recipes! You don’t need much- just a few ingredients! So dig around in you spice drawer/cabinet and look for the following herbs and seasonings:

  • oregano
  • basil
  • dried onion flakes
  • garlic powder
  • thyme
  • fennel
  • paprika
  • ground black pepper

If you don’t have any of those- pick them up during your next grocery trip. You’ll be SO happy you prepared this homemade pizza seasoning in advance. This also makes a cute gift idea. Package it in a cute little glass container and give it to someone with a jar of pizza sauce or a recipe for pizza crust!

Is pizza seasoning the same as Italian seasoning?

Italian seasoning is usually a mix of dried oregano, basil thyme and rosemary. Pizza seasoning usually has the extra ingredients that everyone loves with their pizza, like onions, garlic, fennel and more.

Pizza Seasoning Ingredients

How to Store Pizza Seasoning

You’ll want to store your homemade pizza seasoning sealed in a tight container. Make sure you use herbs and spices that are not close to being expired. This will keep your pizza seasoning last longer on your shelf. If you’re giving this to someone as a gift- make sure to write the expiration date on it so they know!

When you’re ready to use the pizza seasoning, be sure to try out some of our other recipes in helping you put together the perfect homemade pizza night, including:

Pizza Seasoning Recipe

We hope you enjoy this pizza seasoning with your night pizza night. Our kids love nothing more than having homemade pizzas and picking out their own sauce and toppings with their homemade dough. 😀

For more pizza recipes to try, check out:

Pizza Seasoning Recipe

5 from 11 votes
If you make homemade pizza, you NEED this pizza seasoning in your life. It has the perfect ratio of seasonings and herbs to make the tastiest pizza ever!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2 pizzas
Calories 183 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 4 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp dried onion flakes (or onion powder)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp fennel
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp black pepper coarsely ground


  • Combine all spices in a bowl and mix well. 
  • Seal in a container and use amount to taste.

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    1. You would use however much you’d like. This makes more than you would want to add to pizza. Depending on how big the pizza, I use anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon. So, it’s just a personal preference on how much tomato sauce.

  1. 5 stars
    This is definitely a keeper recipe! I add it to mY toMato sauce and also a little to our meat. It takes homemade pizza to a whole new leveL! Thanks fOr sharing Such an easy and yummy recipe.

        1. The 183 calories for the pizza seasoning is not for one serving or slice of pizza, but for the whole pizza. I’m so sorry for the confusion! I hope this helps!

    1. 5 stars
      I take it back! The measurement are there webpage just didn’t show that section till I posted my comment. So strange!

  2. Hi Kristyn,
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful insights and learnings.

    I’m so looking forward to following your instructions and making for the first time my own Pizza Base.
    Please forgive me as I’m very new to baking etc, but I do have a dumb question to ask you.

    I love all the ingredients in your “Pizza Seasoning” but I don’t know where these should be added.
    Should this “seasoning” be mixed with the “dough” (base) or with the Sauce (Red or White?) or sprinkled over the pizza “toppings”?

    Sorry to everyone reading this dumb question.
    I’m a newbie but super keen to learn. 🙂
    Thank you
    Best wishes

    1. Not a dumb question at all! I wouldn’t suggest putting it in your dough (I guess you could?). When assembling the pizza, I would include it as a topping. So spread your sauce, add some pizza seasoning, then cheese and other toppings. Or you could add it to your sauce too to bump up the flavor. Either way! It just takes your homemade pizza to the next level.

  3. Thank you Kristyn for your PIZZA SEASONING RECIPE. Please could you tell me (a very inexperienced newbie cook) how or where this “seasoning” is applied? (In the Pizza dough? In the Pizza (base) sauce? On top of the Pizza toppings? or on top of the final sprinklings of cheese on top of the “toppings”?
    I’m guessing it needs to be sprinkled over the the pizza toppings just before placing into the oven to cook. ???
    I’m sorry this is such a dumb question.
    Thank you.
    Best wishes

    1. Oh. I’m so sorry to have just asked the same question again.
      I’ve only just now seen your answer.
      Please ignore my last question.
      You fully answered my original question a few days ago.
      Thank you so very much!!!
      Best wishes.
      Stay safe & keep smiling (even if under your useless, needless Covid mask)
      Stay strong

  4. 5 stars
    I was making a pasta salad that called for pizza seasoning but I didn’t have any. This recipe saved the day! So quick & easy and I had everything in my pantry to make it! And now I love to use this on pizza as well!

    1. I haven’t ever tried Penzeys pizza seasoning, so I’m not sure. But we definitely are fans of this homemade seasoning!! 😉

  5. 5 stars
    We LOVE this seasoning! We use it on pizza, stromboli, sandwiches, salads/dressings, etc. I make Italian Burgers with it: ½# 97% lean hamburger, ½# fresh ground pork + 2 tablespoons Pizza Seasoning (or more to taste); mix well. Make 3 – ⅓-lb or 4 – ¼-lb burgers. Cook any way you like: pan fry, grill, broil. Serve on buns (bottom-to-top) with Butterhead lettuce, burger, onion slice, crispy bacon, mozzarella/mild white cheddar slice, and marinara sauce.

    1. I’m so happy to hear you love the seasoning! And how fun… look at all the things you put it on! I love it!

  6. 5 stars
    Chemical reactions are, in part, a function of temperature. So, once you have made your seasoning, store it in your fridge and it will last longer

  7. 5 stars
    Perfect combination. Thank you for the recipe!

    Great sprinkled on a bagel with margarine.

    I blended the whole fennel seeds in my ninja blender to help break them down.

  8. You say to write an “expired” date on the bottle, but it is really a “best by” date. This mixture isn’t going to go bad. It will just fade flavor-wise.