White Garlic Pizza Sauce

Homemade white garlic pizza sauce. A flavorful alternative to traditional tomato based pizza sauces.

Easy homemade white garlic pizza sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Why is it that I always manage to run out of things when I absolutely don’t want to leave the house. With windchill it was below zero yesterday. Whipping winds. Seriously cold. But I know we’re not alone with the frigid weather. I’ve been seeing snaps and pictures from around the country where it’s even worse.

Spring can’t get here fast enough.

On that note… while out, begrudgingly doing errands in the cold, I noticed that Target already has Easter stuff out right next to Valentine goodies. What?! Why can’t we just get through one holiday at a time. They’re skipping right over St Patrick’s day by throwing chocolate eggs out already. Another forgotten holiday by retailers… So sad.

Totally random, but who remembers this song? Don’t be mad if it’s stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

Easy homemade white garlic pizza sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

What can I say…

I love pizza. And garlic. And definitely cheese. I hope you agree. It would be truly wrong to not love any of those.

This white garlic pizza sauce is absolutely perfect and completely dreamy. And, it’s ridiculously easy to make. Just a few minutes and you have a creamy pizza sauce ready to be used or stored for later!

This is a little sneak peek of Friday’s recipe. Go ahead and whip it up ahead, you’ll definitely want what’s coming! Friday is pizza night after all so it’s bound to be something extra delicious and totally crave worthy.

This easy homemade white garlic pizza sauce is sure to become a new family favorite, for mine and yours!

Easy homemade white garlic pizza sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 1 cup

Total Time: 5-10 minutes

White Garlic Pizza Sauce

Homemade white garlic pizza sauce. A flavorful alternative to traditional tomato based pizza sauces.

Ingredients:

  • 2Tb unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3Tb all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1C milk
  • 1/2C Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, cooking for 30 seconds before whisking in flour, pepper, salt and oregano. Whisk to combing well. Slowly add milk, whisking until well combined. Continue whisking occasionally until desired thickness is reached. Remove from heat, stir in cheese until smooth. 
  2. Use immediately or cover and chill until ready to use. 

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Easy homemade white garlic pizza sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel
Easy homemade white garlic pizza sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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67 Responses to “White Garlic Pizza Sauce”

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — January 20, 2016 at 6:08 am

    I hear ya, the wind chill is brutal!!!!

    I can’t wait to see this week’s pizza with this white sauce!!!

    • Rachel — January 21st, 2016 @ 9:55 am

      I’m ready for Spring… I know you are too :)

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — January 20, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Looks like something exciting is coming Friday and I can’t wait to see what it is! This sauce looks so good already and if there is more that goes to it then I can hardly wait! :)

    • Rachel — January 21st, 2016 @ 9:55 am

      Thanks Taylor!

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    David @ CookingChat — January 20, 2016 at 7:02 am

    sounds like you have the same weather we do here in Boston. Tasty recipe!

    • Rachel — January 21st, 2016 @ 9:55 am

      Just north of you in New Hampshire! :)

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    Marye — January 20, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Yum! This sounds like a great change from the traditional red sauce!

    • Rachel — January 21st, 2016 @ 9:55 am

      Thanks Marye!

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    Layla @Gimme Delicious — January 20, 2016 at 7:49 am

    This sauce looks super yummy. I can seriously drizzle it on any pizza to make it so much better. I usually opt in for ranch or chipotle dressings on my pizza but I have to try this sauce <3<3<3

    • Rachel — January 21st, 2016 @ 9:55 am

      You definitely need to! It’s so good!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — January 20, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Yikes on the cold weather!!! But yay for creamy white pizza sauce! I can’t wait to see what you make with it on Friday!!!

    • Rachel — January 21st, 2016 @ 9:55 am

      Thanks Jocelyn! And here’s to hoping Spring gets here sooner than later ;)

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — January 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Wind in the winter is about the worst thing! I hate the way it cuts through even your warmest coat and leaves you freezing. This pizza sauce is amazing and I’m absolutely slathering it all over the next pizza I make!

    • Rachel — January 21st, 2016 @ 9:56 am

      It totally rips right through you. Awful! And thank you!

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    Megan Keno — January 20, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    What a clever idea! I am definitely going to have to give this a try!

    • Rachel — January 21st, 2016 @ 9:56 am

      Thanks Megan!

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    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — January 21, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE white pizza sauce! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Rachel — January 21st, 2016 @ 9:56 am

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — January 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Oh man, I definitely need to make this. It’s been so long since I’ve had a white pizza! And now I’m excited to see what you make with it.

    • Rachel — January 22nd, 2016 @ 7:14 am

      You absolutely do need to make some! :)

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — January 23, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    This pizza sauce sounds so dreamy … love the flavors in it.

    • Rachel — January 24th, 2016 @ 6:55 pm

      Thanks Sarah!

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    Kori — March 13, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! It is very tasty, plus I made it using all ingredients from my food storage, so it was extremely frugal.

    • Rachel — March 15th, 2016 @ 9:30 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed it, Kori!

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    Amity L — March 14, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Hi there, I’m sorry if this is a silly question, but I saw another recipe where the crust is baked first and then the white sauce and toppings layered on after. I’d this the same or can this sauce be baked on the pizza crust? Can’t get enough of my baking stone, so looking forward to adding this to my repertoire!

    Also, I love and miss winter – send along your chilly weather and snow! Will definitely take it over my spring allergies!

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    Haley — March 22, 2016 at 1:55 am

    I guess I just prefer a no nonsense approach to finding good recipes, but why on Earth are there 26 comments about this recipe and the only person who has actually made it is the blogger? I just want to know the opinions of other people who made the recipe so I don’t waste ingredients and all I get is “oh gosh this looks so delish” … it is exhausting.

    • Rachel — March 22nd, 2016 @ 7:30 am

      I understand your gripe. However, I can’t force people to come back and share their thoughts on a particular recipe. Most people that try something, never come back to leave a comment. I do hear from readers throughout social media. So, while you may not see comments here, that doesn’t mean people haven’t tried it and shared their thoughts with me. You may have noticed that at least one of the comments here was from someone who tried the sauce and loved it. I’ve heard the same elsewhere as well. I hope you try it and love it!

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    Alyssa — April 6, 2016 at 10:17 am

    This sauce looks great, especially since I can no longer have tomato based anything. Can you refrigerate the sauce to use at a later date? I was just wondering how well it keeps. Thanks!

    • Rachel — April 7th, 2016 @ 7:28 am

      You can definitely chill it. Be sure to press plastic to the surface of the sauce to prevent a skin from forming. You may prefer to warm it up prior to using, for easier spreading. Enjoy!

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    Carolle — April 18, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Just made this. Left out the oregano (I just didn’t want to use it). Used salted butter . It came out really tasty. Nice compliment to a veggie pizza. Thanks !

    • Rachel — April 18th, 2016 @ 4:20 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing, Carolle!

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    Britta — May 9, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    This sauce is fabulous! So easy to make and the flavor is lovely! Thank you!

    • Rachel — May 10th, 2016 @ 7:14 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Britta! Thanks for sharing.

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    TigerKim — May 15, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    This seems like it would be awesome on pasta too!

    • Rachel — May 16th, 2016 @ 11:30 am

      It definitely would be! :)

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    Peter — May 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Rachel , is this a dipping sauce or the an actual pizza sauce to lay on the dough before baking

    • Rachel — May 18th, 2016 @ 7:05 am

      I’ve so far only used it as a sauce for pizza, but I imagine you could use it as dipping sauce as well!

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    Cindy — May 23, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    This sauce is fantastic. I did add more garlic just because we LOVE garlic…
    Great alternative. Thank you

    • Rachel — May 24th, 2016 @ 8:18 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it, Cindy! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Vanessa — May 31, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I am planning on making this tonight but wanted to know what size pizza crust works best with the amount of sauce!?

    Thanks!

    • Rachel — May 31st, 2016 @ 4:47 pm

      You could make 2 or more 10-inch pizzas using this entire batch of sauce.

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    Katy — June 1, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Do you use fresh parmesan or can I use the crumbly stuff in the jar?

    • Rachel — June 2nd, 2016 @ 8:55 am

      Powdered Parmesan will work fine.

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    Heather in Upland — June 4, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    I made this tonight and it was excellent.

    I think my preferred way to eat this sauce would be as fondue. I could dip just about anything into it and be really happy with it.

    I left off the oregano and black pepper, though – just my tastes. I used fresh grated parmesan, and I probably used about half the garlic. I was afraid to overdo it.

    This sauce was good enough to eat with a spoon, and I truly mean that. I used it for one medium size pizza and one personal size, and I still had a small amount left over (did I mention the spoon?).

    I topped this sauce with provolone cheese on homemade dough, and that’s all. In my opinion, it didn’t give the pizza enough flavor, and the pizza was dry. Had I added fresh mushrooms or onions or peppers, that might have made a difference in the dryness.

    The sauce definitely could have taken the full amount of garlic. Next time I will do that.

    • Rachel — June 6th, 2016 @ 7:23 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Heather! As far as your dryness issue goes, you definitely need to have the right amount of sauce and toppings to prevent that. Definitely try it with the full amount of garlic and spices next time. I’m positive you’ll enjoy it even more.

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    Raj @ thepizzabible.com — June 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Just made this exactly as described (half portion) and am quite happy with how it turned out. Looking forward to putting it on a pizza tomorrow.

    I was a little concerned that using milk (instead of cream or half and half) would result in something too watery or bland, but with the Parmesan and butter, everything turned out great.

    My goal is to get something that tastes something similar to Round Table Pizza’s creamy garlic sauce. This is close but needs a little more tang. Next time, I will try this same recipe with buttermilk instead of the milk.

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2016 @ 7:33 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Raj! :)

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    Christy — July 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    What do you think about using almond milk ?

    • Rachel — July 7th, 2016 @ 7:33 am

      If you regularly use almond milk instead of cows milk, then you may find it will work well. It’s always worth a try! :)

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    Ali — July 18, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I dont usually have parmesan cheese so i wanted to know can i not use it and itd still taste good or can i put mozzarella cheese instead?

    • Rachel — July 19th, 2016 @ 5:05 pm

      Most other varieties of cheese wouldn’t be a suitable substitution for this recipe. I’d recommend sticking to parmesan for the best results in both texture and flavor.

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    Ali — July 19, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I tried the sauce without cheese and it still tasted really good. I will be trying it with parmesan when I buy some soon

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    Robyn — July 30, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Hey, just wondering, you’ve listed cheese in the recipe but not in the directions. When (if even) do you put the cheese in?

    • Rachel — July 31st, 2016 @ 8:54 am

      Cheese is listed in the last step.

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    Paige — July 30, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I just made a pizza with this sauce for dinner tonight and it was amazing!! I definitely slathered my pizza dough with the sauce to make sure I got all of that creamy, garlic-y goodness. I just topped it with some mozzarella and it was perfect. And I still have enough left for another pizza! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Rachel — July 31st, 2016 @ 8:55 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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    Susan — August 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Do you know how long it will stay good in a canning jar in the refrigerator? Can not wait to try it!!!!

    • Rachel — August 25th, 2016 @ 4:39 pm

      Covered well, it should keep for 1-2 weeks. Enjoy! :)

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    christie ferguson — September 18, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Do you suppose this sauce would freeze well?

    • Rachel — September 19th, 2016 @ 7:18 am

      It’s possible, if it’s properly packaged. However, I haven’t personally attempted to freeze it so I can’t be sure. It’s certainly worth trying though!

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    Kristina Torr — September 24, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I just made this last night and it was amazing! I put it on a pizza with ricotta and mozzarella with some pepperoni and honestly this sauce was delicious. I was worrIed it wouldn’t taste very good because of how easy it was to make but I was very wrong. This will be me go to white pizza sauce from now on! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Rachel — September 26th, 2016 @ 7:25 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Kristina! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Stephanie Dorswy — October 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    This sauce was awesome!! I made it to pour over my raviolis and it is so very good, thank you for introducing me to the recipe:)

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2016 @ 1:59 pm

      So glad to hear you enjoyed it, Stephanie! :)

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    Jenny — October 14, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Soo scrumptious. I added more butter and seasoning to mine and the entire family (even the youngest who is very picky) said it was delicious. this sauce is very creamy and goes super well with seafood toppings (calamari, prawn, salmon, mussels, whiting). Thanks so much for this recipe, will definitely be making this time and again!

    • Rachel — October 14th, 2016 @ 4:50 pm

      So glad everyone enjoyed it, Jenny! Thanks for sharing! :)

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