White pizza sauce (quick and easy)

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This white pizza sauce is essentially an easy garlic alfredo. It gathers in about 5 minutes and is our family's favorite on homemade pizza crust! You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make a batch of pizza sauce for your next pizza party, and it holds great in the fridge.

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The best white pizza sauce!

Growing up, I remember my mother making the best white pizza sauce and it's no wonder this is the pizza sauce my kids request most often. My children's favorite pizza is a classic cheese pizza and this sauce is perfect because it has so much flavor with garlic and parmesan that you don't need anything more than a generous layer of mozzarella cheese.

PS If you prefer a classic tomato sauce, try our homemade red pizza sauce.

What is white pizza sauce made of?

This recipe uses pantry and simple staples for the refrigerator, and preparing a batch couldn't be easier. It is made from milk, salt, pepper, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Butter and flour serve to thicken the sauce and create a rich alfredo sauce. This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of white sauce or enough for 4 pizzas (10 inches).

How to make white pizza sauce:

All you need is a saucepan and a whisk. This sauce comes together in just 5 minutes or less, so have everything measured and ready before you turn on the stove.

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  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add flour and beat 1-2 minutes (do not brown).
  2. Add milk slowly while whisking and stir until smooth, thick and bubbly.
  3. Beat in salt, pepper and garlic.
  4. Add Parmesan cheese and beat 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir until cheese is melted.

What pizza toppings are better with white sauce?

I'd say almost every ingredient is delicious with a white sauce pizza, but our favorites include:

  • Cheese: grated mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, parmesan
  • meats chicken, crispy bacon, ham, bacon, pepperoni
  • Vegetables: artichokes, tomatoes, jalapeños, spinach, roasted garlic, banana peppers, black olives, fresh spinach, mushrooms, roasted peppers

How to store sauce:

To store, let the sauce cool to room temperature and then transfer it to a Tupperware or Mason container, cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. The sauce will thicken more as it cools, but will still be creamy enough to easily spread over the pizza crust. If you want to thicken the sauce, you can slightly heat it in the microwave until it can spread.

Pro tip: A cream sauce is best refrigerated and not frozen or separation may occur.

This is much better than the white sauce on the pizza chains and I hope it becomes a new favorite for you. It reminds me of creamy Alfredo pasta!

White pizza sauce recipe (quick and easy)

Cook time: 5 minutes.

Total time: 5 minutes

This white pizza sauce is essentially an easy garlic alfredo. It has simple ingredients and it joins in 5 minutes. It is a family favorite and much better than white sauce on pizza chains.

Skill level:


Cost of doing:

$ 1- $ 2


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Calories: 64 kcal

Servings: 8 people (makes 1 1/2 cups of sauce)

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/4 cup milk (2% or whole milk)

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely grated

  • 1/4 cup crushed parmesan cheese

  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Beat the flour and continue beating for 1-2 minutes (do not let it brown).

  2. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly until smooth, thick, and bubbly.

  3. Whisk in 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper and pressed garlic.

  4. Add Parmesan cheese and beat another 30 seconds. Remove from heat and continue beating until cheese melts and sauce is smooth, then let cool before using for pizza. Do not boil after adding cheese or sauce may curdle. Once cooled, cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Makes 1 1/2 cups of pizza sauce or enough for 4 pizzas (10 inches).

More homemade sauces you should try:

A great sauce can take a plate from zero to hero and it's no wonder that these are some of our top-rated recipes. Once you try this, you won't want to buy the store-bought version again!


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