Garlic white pizza sauce


Today I’ll be sharing a garlic white pizza sauce that tastes great with all kinds of toppings. My favorites are cheese (of course) tomatoes and and fresh basil. This sauce is super creamy with the perfect hint of garlic and basil.

One of my families favorite nights of the week is pizza night. It’s a fun and yummy family tradition we have at our house. It’s definitely my kids favorite night of the week. Sometimes we make our own pizza dough, sometimes we buy store bought and sometimes we order pizza in. Nonetheless it’s always a good time and tasty of course!

Last week we whipped up some yummy pizzas using Pillsbury pizza crust which made it super easy and tasty. I made a garlic white pizza sauce to mix it up and it turned out so yummy. I love a thick and creamy white sauce and this one did not disappoint.


Margherita pizza with a garlic white pizza sauce

For my husband and I, we made a white margherita pizza with the garlic white pizza sauce and it turned out delicious! Then for the kids I let them make a ghost pizza for Halloween. All I did was cut the dough into pieces and then I let them roll out the dough and add the sauce, cheese and toppings.

pizza dough

Garlic white pizza sauce

Yield: 6-8

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 20

Total Time: 30


3 Tablespoons salted butter

3-4 Tablespoons flour

1 1/4 cup half and half

2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

3/4 teaspoons minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon ground oregano

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1/8 teaspoon dried minced onion

1/2 cup parmesan

S & P to taste

Pizza dough ( I used 2 cans Pillsbury classic crust)

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup parmesan


In a sauce pan melt butter over medium-low heat. Add flour and whisk until combined. Slowly whisk in half and half and then add the basil, garlic, oregano, thyme and minced onion. Once combined stir in the parmeasean and let sit until melted. Salt and pepper to taste. Turn heat to simmer until ready to serve.

Cook pizza dough according to package directions. Then top with sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings. My favorite are fresh basil and tomatoes.

Enjoy while it's hot!

Here is the big ghost we made. I helped them shape this big guy and then they did the rest!

Ghost pizza for Halloween

My kids always have so much fun making their own pizzas. They loved making different shapes for Halloween. I gave them a plastic knife to help shape their dough. Here is the little ones my kids made… a pumpkin and a mini ghost pizza! Too cute!

Pumpkin pizza for Halloween -fun idea for the kids to make!

Some of our favorite activities on pizza night is to play games (the kids fave is don’t eat pete), build forts, watch a movie and eat pizza of course. ;)

Does your family have pizza night? What’s your favorite kind of pizza?

Check out these other yummy pizza recipes for some more ideas:

Bacon cheeseburger pizza by The Girl Who Ate Everything

BBQ beef pizza by Taste and Tell

 Family pizza night by The Baker Mama

Apple peanut butter s’mores pizza by Picky Palate

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 This post is brought to you by Pillsbury. All opinions are 100% my own. #PillsburyPizzaNight

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Jenny Flake posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:25 am (#

    These are too cute!!  Love the ghost shape idea, my boys would love that!  

  2. Maegan @thebakermama posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:45 am (#

    I love white sauce! This looks so fresh and delish! My boys would absolutely love making pizza into ghosts and pumpkins. So fun! We’ll definitely have to do that for Halloween this year!

  3. Deborah posted on October 1, 2014 at 11:58 am (#

    You are speaking my language  – I LOVE a good white pizza!  And I know my kids would love the Halloween shapes!

  4. Amy@theidearoom posted on October 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm (#

    This just might be dinner tonight! Looks amazing! pinned.

  5. Tawnya posted on October 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm (#

    This sauce looks amazing! Until now, our favorite has been chicken alfredo pizza – alfredo sauce, mozzarella, chopped chicken and bacon, and green onions, finished off with a sprinkling of fresh grated parmesan. I think I’ll try this garlic white sauce and see if we have a new favorite.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 5, 2014 at 12:48 am (#

      Yum! I love alfredo pizza as well! You’ll have to let me know how this garlic sauce goes! :)

  6. Christy Denney posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:28 pm (#

    I’m a sucker for a white pizza. This my kids would love!

  7. Michelle posted on October 4, 2014 at 7:16 pm (#

    This looks amazing! I love white pizzas!

  8. Whitney posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:40 am (#

    Is the recipe for one or two pizzas? You mentioned you used 2 pizza crusts, so I wanted to check. Can’t wait to try this!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm (#

      Hi Whitney! The sauce should make enough for 2 small or 1 large pizza. :)