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

White Garlic Pizza Sauce

Homemade white garlic pizza sauce. A flavorful alternative to traditional tomato based pizza sauces.
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese, Garlic
Servings: 1 cup


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


  • 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. 
  • Use immediately or cover and chill until ready to use. 


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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

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137 Responses to “White Garlic Pizza Sauce”

  1. #
    Amanda — September 8, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Have you ever canned this or could you can this recipe?

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      Rachel — September 12, 2017 at 7:01 am

      I haven’t. I would caution against it since dairy is involved though.

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    Amber — September 21, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Could you freeze this? Make it in larger batches and freeze 1 cup portions?

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      Rachel — September 25, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Due to the high dairy content, I wouldn’t recommend it, but you’re always welcome to give it a try.

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    Antonio — September 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    What the best way to reheat after being in the fridge?

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      Rachel — October 2, 2017 at 11:46 am

      You can use the microwave or a double boiler set over simmering water. If using the microwave, heat in small increments… 30 seconds or so and stir in between.

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    Joan.walker — October 14, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Can I use this on pizzas to be frozen

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      Rachel — October 17, 2017 at 6:53 am

      I wouldn’t recommend it, due to the high dairy content.

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    gillian — November 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    This is wonderful, I’ve never made the white pizza because the jars from the store taste so bad. I can’t wait to try this. my kids will just love the Friday night change up!

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      Rachel — November 29, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Homemade is always so much better! Enjoy!! :)

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    Lela — December 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Would almond or coconut flour work with this recipe?

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      Rachel — December 5, 2017 at 7:14 am

      I’d recommend 1 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch if you cannot use flour. It’s a good gluten free option when a thickening agent is needed.

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    Julianna — February 3, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    About how much does this make? I am trying to input this recipe intomy fitness pal and it is asking for number of servings. Do you happen to have nutritional info on this?

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      Rachel — February 4, 2018 at 8:10 am

      The recipe section states it makes 1 cup. Keep in mind, this is not a serving size, but a total amount. Servings will vary greatly depending on the use (ie pizza, pasta or dipping sauce).

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    doyle — February 20, 2018 at 7:07 am

    I made this garlic sauce to put on a mac & cheese pizza. Turned out amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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      Rachel — February 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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    Sophie — April 19, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    How would you use this to put on a pizza? I’ve never tried this before and was just wondering.

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      Rachel — April 23, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Use it as the base of your pizza, in place of other sauces.

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    Sophie — April 23, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    If you use this as the base for the pizza, would you just put regular cheese on top and then bake it?

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    Christine — April 28, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Made this, I really enjoyed it, added a little more garlic, it was delicious just what I was looking for. I added it to a cauliflower crust pizza, will use this for a number of recipes. Recently had surgery and tomato based sauces just don’t agree, even though I still can eat raw tomatoes. Yummy !!!

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      Rachel — April 29, 2018 at 9:03 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Christine!

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    Jessica — October 20, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    This was just as awesome as it sounds! Definitely making it again.

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      Rachel — October 29, 2018 at 7:05 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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    Robert Derby — December 18, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Can I use this for my hamburger or sandwich?

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      Rachel — December 19, 2018 at 6:04 am

      Absolutely! :)

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    Sanchez — December 21, 2018 at 12:26 am

    I used to eat this sauce with my bread. It’s delicious

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      Rachel — December 21, 2018 at 6:28 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing. :)

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    Rosalva Arredondo — January 26, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    This is the best white sauce. When i first made it, i absolutely loved it. That was about a year ago. Making it again tonight. Can’t believe i waited so long

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      Rachel — January 30, 2019 at 7:12 am

      So glad you’ve enjoyed it!

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    Jeff — February 18, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    How long can you store it in the fridge?

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      Rachel — February 19, 2019 at 6:18 am

      Easily up to a week or more.

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    Danielle — March 4, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Hi there. What kind of Parmesan. Fresh or dry?

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      Rachel — March 5, 2019 at 6:25 am

      Finely grated Parmesan cheese, freshly grated or pre-purchased will both work.

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    Beatrice — March 12, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Due to lactose intolerance, can almond milk/lactaid be used in place of regular milk?

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      Rachel — March 13, 2019 at 6:30 am

      Absolutely! You may need to adjust the flour a bit to help it thicken, if substituting. But it still should work well. Good luck! :)

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    Russ — September 22, 2019 at 1:33 am

    Grated or shredded Parmesan cheese? Going to try this recipe when making Trader Joe’s pizzas. :) Thanks!

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      Rachel — September 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Finely grated Parmesan will work best. Enjoy! :)

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