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White Pizza Sauce

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Homemade White Pizza Sauce is a flavorful alternative to traditional tomato-based pizza sauces. This creamy and delicious sauce is easy to make and sure to become a family favorite!

Creamy white pizza sauce in a blue bowl.

Sometimes you need to change things up and top your pizza with something other than a traditional tomato based sauce, or barbecue sauce.

I knew that I needed a special sauce for my Steakhouse Pizza that would not get in the way of the other flavors, but that was still flavorful enough to not be boring and this White Pizza Sauce is absolutely perfect for the job!!

Steakhouse Pizza  topped with white pizza sauce, medium-rare steak, Gorgonzola butter, and crispy onion rings.

This White Pizza Sauce is basically a doctored up Béchamel Sauce and couldn’t be easier to make.

How to make White Pizza Sauce:

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes.

Oil and chopped onion simmering in a saucepan.

Next, add the garlic and cook for one additional minute. Be careful not to let the garlic burn!! Add the flour, salt and pepper, stir to combine. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly to keep mixture from burning.

Oil and flour simmering in a saucepan.

What does this create class?? Why yes you are correct, this is a roux. Whisk in milk and continue cooking until mixture begins to thicken.

Milk added to the roux in a saucepan.

Stir in the basil and cook until thickened without bringing to a boil.

Chopped, fresh basil added to the sauce.

If your sauce comes to a boil, it will break and you will have to start over. We don’t want that, so just keep an eye on it. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan. Use immediately…..

White pizza sauce spread over a raw pizza crust.

or allow to cool and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

White pizza sauce in a blue bowl surrounded by garlic cloves and fresh basil leaves.

Recipe Notes:

  • You can swap butter for the oil for an even richer sauce if you prefer.
  • I have tried using pressed and finely minced garlic to make this sauce, and I prefer the minced garlic over the pressed. The pressed garlic version did not have as much garlic flavor…and I love my garlic flavor!

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White Pizza Sauce

White Pizza Sauce is a flavorful alternative to traditional tomato based pizza sauces! 
3.77 from 13 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic pizza sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 3 tablespoons yellow onion finely minced
  • 2 large cloves garlic finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups whole milk warmed – or substitute unsweetened cashewmilk
  • .33 cup grated Parmesan
  • 0.5 teaspoon sea salt
  • .25 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil minced

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for one additional minute.
  • Add the flour, salt and pepper, stir to combine. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly to keep mixture from burning.
  • Whisk in the warm milk and continue cooking until mixture begins to thicken.
  • Stir in the basil and cook until thickened without bringing to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese. Use immediately, or allow to cool and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Notes

  • You can swap butter for the oil for an even richer sauce if you prefer.
  • I have tried using pressed and finely minced garlic to make this sauce, and I prefer the minced garlic over the pressed. The pressed garlic version did not have as much garlic flavor…and I love my garlic flavor!
  • Sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
This recipe makes 1.5 cups of sauce. Serving size will vary depending on ultimate use.

Nutrition

Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1406mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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  1. Oh Yum! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! Lou Lou Girls

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