Spice Blends for Pizza Seasoning


I have some customers who put a lot of spices on their pizza. Mostly oregano, garlic or red peppers. I've spoke to the customers and they say that they add the spices to every pizza they get, not just from me, but from anywhere. This gave me the idea that I'd like to have a spice mix that is somewhat unique to my pizzeria (at least locally). Does any body have any spice blends that they recommend that can give us a unique flavor?

Josh K.
posted almost 2 years ago

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Penzey's spices has a pizza seasoning they sell. It's decent. I bring it up because the ingredient list might be worth taking a look at:

salt, fennel seed, oregano, sugar, garlic, black pepper, basil, onion and red pepper.

Here's a link to the seasoning: https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/pizza-seasoning/c-24/p-463/pd-s

Also, a local pizzeria I frequent does something a bit more unique. They fill up a shaker with mostly parmesan and then add a bunch of other spices including: crushed red pepper, garlic powder, oregano, dried basil and probably a few other items. Nothing unique in itself, but it's mixed into the cheese.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted almost 2 years ago

I heard that some pizza shops also add a bit of finely ground sea salt to the parmesan.

- Mike   almost 2 years ago


One other thought Josh: Papa John's has a pizza seasoning as well. It's pretty good. You might be able to look at the ingredients to get some ideas.

I did a quick Google search and there are a few copycat recipes on the Web. They probably won't be exact, but it couldn't hurt to look.

Medium papa johns special seasonings 01

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted almost 2 years ago


Just picked up some pizza seasoning from King Arthur Flour that is pretty good.

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/-pizza-seasoning-3-oz

Josh K.
posted almost 2 years ago


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