Homemade Pizza Seasoning Mix, Easy and Quick to Make

Inside: A simple recipe for an easy and delicious homemade pizza seasoning. Use this pizza seasoning to make a great pizza sauce at home.

There is nothing quite like a homemade pizza fresh out of the oven. Now only is it fresh and delicious it’s also frugal too.

Homemade Pizza Seasoning Mix ~ This recipe is an easy DIY recipe for pizza seasoning mix. It's simple to make at home and really jazzes up the flavor of pizza.

When I discovered I could save around $200 a year by making pizza once a week instead of picking up a take and bake pizza I was sold on making our own.

But to get that great pizza flavor you have to have a great sauce. Regular tomato paste or sauce just doesn’t cut it. It’s way too bland to make a perfect homemade pizza.

While you could pick up a jar of ready made pizza sauce, it’s really simple to dress up tomato paste or sauce with pizza seasoning.

I used to purchase pizza seasoning in the bulk foods at Winco Foods. But one day I noticed it was gone. How could it be that this staple in my frugal pantry was no longer available?

At first, I thought to myself, why didn’t I pay more attention to the ingredients on that darn bulk foods label. Why didn’t I take a photo of it when I had the chance. What am I going to do for pizza seasoning?

Homemade Pizza Seasoning Mix ~ This recipe is an easy DIY recipe for pizza seasoning mix. Its simple to make at home and really jazzes up the flavor of pizza.

Yes, it’s hard when a pantry staple you’ve been purchasing for years is suddenly gone. I had the same shock when Winco stopped carrying the soy flour I use all the time.

How to Make Homemade Pizza Seasoning

But I thought to myself how hard can it be to make pizza seasoning. I looked over the little bit of pizza seasoning I had at home and tried to pick out the seasonings that were in it.

The garlic, onion, and pepper flake were easy. The fennel was easy to spot too.

I have to admit fennel is not my favorite herb. I could really do without it but I felt I needed a little to keep the same flavor.

If you love fennel you can easily increase the amount in this homemade pizza seasoning. If you are a non-believer like me keep it at 1/2 a teaspoon but don’t leave it out.

It was harder to decide on the green flakes that were in the mix but I assumed basil, oregano, parsley, and thyme would probably encompass most of what was left. Add a little salt and the homemade pizza season was ready.

Homemade Pizza Seasoning Mix ~ This recipe is an easy DIY recipe for pizza seasoning mix. Its simple to make at home and really jazzes up the flavor of pizza.

Not only will this pizza seasoning work great in to make pizza sauce, but it can jazz up many of your pasta dishes too.

Homemade Pizza Seasoning Mix ~ This recipe is an easy DIY recipe for pizza seasoning mix. Its simple to make at home and really jazzes up the flavor of pizza.

Pizza Seasoning Mix

4.19 from 16 votes
Servings 1 /2 cup


  • 2 tablespoons Basil
  • 2 tablespoons Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes


  • Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  • Place the seasoning mix into a container or a canned jar and label.
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Storing the Homemade Pizza Seasoning

I store my pizza seasoning in one of my old glass seasoning jars. I’ve had this set for years. And these little jars have really held up.

If you don’t have glass ones you can store your homemade pizza seasoning in a spice bottle, a canning jar, like I used to when I took the photos above, or even in an empty sprinkles container.

Any of these would work well.

I love that I don’t have to be dependent on a store for my pizza seasoning anymore. I can make it at home easily and customize it to fit our tastes.

I use this homemade pizza seasoning to make my own homemade pizza sauce.

Homemade Pizza Seasoning Mix ~ This recipe is an easy DIY recipe for pizza seasoning mix. Its simple to make at home and really jazzes up the flavor of pizza.

I hope you love this pizza seasoning as much as we do. Be sure to adjust the flavors to fit your family.

Do you make your own pizza at home? What’s your favorite kind of pizza to eat?


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20 thoughts on “Homemade Pizza Seasoning Mix, Easy and Quick to Make”

  1. I’m so sorry to hear that Winco stopped carrying some of your favorite things! It’s such a bummer when that happens 🙁

    I made some homemade pizza last night for dinner, which turned out really yummy. Like you said, plain tomato sauce is too bland, so I usually try to use a jar of pasta sauce. Sometimes that doesn’t work too well though, because I’ll have 3/4 of the jar left and then I forget to use it in another dish before it goes bad. Having this homemade pizza seasoning on hand will be handy for spicing up a small can of tomato sauce, which I can use in one recipe of pizza.

    1. It was a bummer when they stopped carrying it. But we do love this pizza seasoning. Pasta sauce is a great idea but like you, ours would go bad in the refrigerator.

    1. Cindy, here’s the link to the printable homemade pizza sauce recipe. I use 1 1/2 teaspoons of seasoning to a 6 ounce can of tomato paste. You don’t need to heat the sauce before putting it on the pizza. I mix the sauce up a little ahead of time (about 30 minutes) and let it sit in the refrigerator until we are ready to make the pizzas. I hope that helps.

  2. You might have just saved my life! I love the Winco pizza seasoning so much and use it in many dishes so I keep a large container on hand. Imagine my surprise and disappointment when I went to stock up again and it was discontinued!! Thank you for doing the “hard work” and figuring out the ingredients. I can’t wait to use it.

  3. I also arrived here while searching for WinCo pizza seasoning. I was so upset to find it discontinued! Fortunately, I randomly happened to have taken a photo of the ingredients list from WinCo’s bulk section! I uploaded it here if you want to have a look: http://i.imgur.com/IOEgMkH.jpg

    The ingredients listed (in order as they appeared on the photo of the label) are: minced onion, minced garlic, fennel, crushed red pepper, parsley flakes, basil, and oregano.

    Thanks for recreating the recipe! I’m hoping I can successfully make some from your recipe. 🙂

  4. Imagine my surprise when I found out recently WinCo pizza seasoning was discontinued. And imagine my surprise when I googled WinCo pizza seasoning and found all of you. God Bless You, my pizza siblings. I lol when you said, “I should have taken a picture of the ingredients” and he said “I randomly took a picture of the ingredients”. Yep that’s all me too. Were you guys joking?
    I make pizza for kid’s at a small school every couple months. We will miss the seasoning, but we have a new avenue now. Thanks!
    Love you all, my pizza siblings.

  5. I am running out so I was getting desperate. Glad to finally find the recipe and someone who took a picture of it too. I love it on garlic bread.

  6. Wife and I make homemade pizza every week. After 6-7 years it was starting to get a little played out. We’ve always used the same ingredients Mama Mary’s crust, Rao’s sauce, hand shredded block of mozzarella from Walmart, deli pepperoni from Sam’s and baby Bella shrooms. I needed to kick it up a notch so I googled pizza seasonings and this one stood out to me. Some ingredients I had on hand and some I had to buy. Let me tell you this stuff is AMAZING!! I don’t know anything about Winco but I know pizza and the difference it made was night and day. It’s been 2 months now and I’m about to make my second batch still loving it. Here’s how I use it crust,sauce,cheese,pepperoni,mushrooms,cheese,heavy dose of seasoning,Walmart Italian cheese blend. Perfection, Thank you so much for this recipe!!!

  7. I can’t wait to make it! I loved it I used it in tomato soup for my daughter and named it pizza soup. I haven’t been able to find anything close till now!!

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