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Secret Ingredient Pizza Seasoning

I’ve been making my own pizza dough for a while now, and this is the best way to turn a homemade pizza into something restaurant-worthy. This simple spice combo is the secret ingredient to making a perfect pizza dough.

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Pizza seasonings typically incorporate traditional Italian seasonings like oregano with a bit of spice from dried peppers.

It’s so exciting to take flavors and mix them together to create a new one. Looking at these spices individually, they are pretty basic. I don’t know about you, but I use garlic powder or garlic salt in just about everything I cook. But when you combine them all together, they have the smell of a good pizza. Even without any dough, the smell of this mix sends you straight to a mouthwatering pizza dinner!

Secret Ingredient Pizza Seasoning Recipe

Secret Ingredient Pizza Seasoning

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Prep Time 4 mins
Course Seasoning


  • 3 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes


  • There are two ways of going about pulling together this spice mix. The first is to simply gather the ingredients and put them in a container. The second way is to grind and mix them together to open their flavors even and combine them into a cohesive new spice.
    My amazing husband gifted me a spice grinder and this is my favorite thing to use it for. Truth be told, the spice mixer is really just a coffee grinder, but it works perfectly for grinding up spices.
    The difference between a true coffee grinder and spice grinder is that a spice grinders have two abrasive plates that grind spices whereas coffee grinders have blades that are essentially the same as a blender.
    If you’re using a spice grinder, you can also add in spices that you’ve prepared yourself. This can include dried basil like I used here. Herbs like basil and oregano can be dried by hanging them upside down for a few weeks out of direct sunlight. You can also dry out garlic and onions in a food dehydrator or low and slow in an oven.
    This secret ingredient pizza seasoning is a meaningful place to use your homegrown ingredients to create even more flavor.
Keyword Pizza, Seasoning

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