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What is Oregano used for?

Updated on June 3, 2010

Ground Oregano

There is nothing like using this herb!
There is nothing like using this herb!

Working through your familys spice rack you might have noticed you have oregano. What is oregano used for you might ask? Well the most common use of the herb is in tomato sauces. But what else can it be used for? I can almost help improve the flavor of any Italian dish, as it was first used in Italy for many, many, years. Where ever there is pizza, you will also most likely find this herb. Coined the "pizza herb" Oregano was originally brought to the United States when WW2 soldiers brought the herb with them and started putting it on all the pizza they ate (and there familys). As a result, this delicious additive was spread like wildfire in the US.

A quick little way to enjoy Oregano

This is just a quick lunch/dinner idea to use Oregano. One of my favorite quick pizzas are English Muffin Pizza. English Muffin Pizzas are inexpensive and easy for anyone to make and prepare. Even teenagers can make them.

-Toast English Muffins or normal Bread
-Spoon some pizza or paste sauce on it
-Use shredded cheese OR American cheese
-Sprinkle on Oregano
-Microwave until cheese melts

Thats it, a simple and easy way to enjoy!

List of most common uses for Oregano

Although it will most likely work for most dishes (in the right amount of course) these are the most common uses:

  • Pizza Sauce
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Pizza (sprinkled on top)
  • Sandwiches
  • Subs
  • In bread sticks/baked in bread 
  • Soups
  • Stews
  • In rice dishes
  • On potatos

The Pizza Herb

This Pizza Herb will keep enhancing the tastes of food for a long time. It is in no shortages and never has been because it grows so easily. You can grow your own Oregano or buy it already made. It is available online or in your local grocery stores, whatever floats your boat.


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      Spice Rack 7 years ago

      Great. I always have this spice on my spice rack. Thanks for the information.

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