Pizza seasoning

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  1. Leslie

    Leslie Puritan Board Junior

    Does anyone have a recipe for the proportions between various spices to make a good pizza seasoning? The only stuff I can buy has wretched hot peppers in it.
  2. cwjudyjr

    cwjudyjr Puritan Board Freshman

    I don't have a recipe, but in the past I have had a good one. It is from Ragu and is a seasoning, not hot. Perhaps you can find it. if so I'd like to know if it is still around.

  3. Quickened

    Quickened Puritan Board Senior

    Depends on what the toppings are. But a good seasoning for the crust is to sprinkle Garlic salt on it and then follow that up with onion powder.

    I usually put fresh cracked pepper over the top of the whole pizza right before it goes into the oven.
  4. jawyman

    jawyman Puritan Board Junior


    Check these people out:

    Penzeys Spices Home Page. I first discovered this spice shoppe in Wisconsin. There product selection is amazing and for me I am blessed to have a Penzy's here in Grand Rapids. Whatever herbs and spices I don't grow myself, I shop here.
  5. Leslie

    Leslie Puritan Board Junior

    Problem is I'm in Ethiopia and have no access to stateside brands.
  6. Grymir

    Grymir Puritan Board Graduate

    Hi Leslie! Onions, Garlic, oregano and/or basil, salt, and pepper. In decreasing order of amounts. A dash of sugar and anise seed are optional. Cook the onions in some oil until soft. Add the other ingredients and cook a little bit to release flavor, carefull not to burn garlic, add your tomatoes and voila'! Pizza sause. Hope this helps. - Grymir
  7. Miller

    Miller Puritan Board Freshman

    I manage a pizza kitchen here in amarillo. We use dried garlic and basil on most pizzas, then chili powder or black pepper on others. I think oregano gives pizza "cheap" taste. It's not really a cheap spice it's just overused by cheap pizza places.
  8. the particular baptist

    the particular baptist Puritan Board Freshman

    Greetings Leslie,

    Use red onions if you can and i dont think anyones mentioned parsley (finely chopped). Along with the tomato paste try roasting crushed tomatoes with garlic :D and a wee bit of wine :)

    Grace alone,

  9. sailorswife

    sailorswife Puritan Board Freshman

    There are recipes on Here is one I found: Easy Pizza Sauce III - Allrecipes

    * 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
    * 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
    * 1 tablespoon ground oregano
    * 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
    * 1 teaspoon ground paprika


    1. In a medium bowl, Mix together tomato sauce and tomato paste until smooth. Stir in oregano, garlic and paprika.
  10. Presbyterian Deacon

    Presbyterian Deacon Puritan Board Graduate

    The key to a great pizza is to season the dough. Everybody thinks of seasoning for the sauce, but I like to flavor the crust. :2cents:

    I always make my own crust.

    Recipes hamper my creativity, but I usually use lots of garlic powder, a little less basil, not so much onion powder, and about as much parmesean cheese as garlic powder in my dough.

    Use olive oil and a pinch of freshly ground sea-salt in the dough.

    If the dough is well seasoned, you can use a simple can of tomato sauce as the pizza sauce. :2cents:
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