Garlic White Pizza Sauce

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  • White Pizza Sauce – Super creamy with the perfect hint of garlic and basil. The best pizza night sauce that’s a fun switch from the classic!

    One of our favorite Friday night traditions is pizza night. The kids love to make their own personal pizzas with pizza dough, white garlic sauce or marinara, and all of their favorite toppings. They have such a fun time assembling the pizzas!

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    Garlic sauce for pizza

    One of my family’s favorite nights of the week is pizza night. It’s a fun and yummy family tradition and is definitely my kid’s favorite night of the week. While we love to use a classic pizza sauce, it’s fun to switch it up every now and then with this garlic white pizza sauce.

    I love a thick and creamy white sauce and this recipe did not disappoint. It’s super creamy with the perfect hint of garlic and basil. Plus it tastes great with all kinds of toppings. My favorites are cheese (of course), tomatoes and fresh basil.

    This white pizza sauce is similar to Alfredo sauce, but has a thinner consistency and a stronger basil flavor. It also makes a great dipping sauce and tastes amazing served with breadsticks, cheesy garlic bread or pretzel bites. Trust me, this garlic white pizza sauce is so yummy!

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    What is white pizza sauce made of?

    • Butter
    • Flour
    • Half and half
    • Minced garlic
    • Oregano
    • Parmesan
    • Fresh basil

    How to make white pizza sauce

    Scroll down for the printable white pizza sauce recipe.

    1. Make the roux. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium-low heat. Add in flour and whisk until combined. Slowly whisk in half and half, then add basil, garlic and oregano.
    2. Add parmesan, then simmer. Once combined, stir in parmesan and let sit until melted. S&P to taste. Turn heat to simmer until ready to serve.
    3. Assemble pizza and bake. Roll out pizza dough, then top with white pizza sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings. Bake according to pizza directions.

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    What toppings go well with white sauce?

    Sometimes we use store-bought pizza crust, which is super easy and tasty. You could definitely use a homemade pizza dough though if you have more time.

    There are plenty of toppings that pair perfectly with this garlic white pizza sauce. We love to make a white margherita pizza with the white sauce and simply add mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil.

    Below are a few white sauce pizza toppings that would taste delicious:

    • Mozzarella
    • Tomatoes
    • Fresh basil
    • Parmesan
    • Chicken
    • Mushrooms
    • Arugula
    • Spinach
    • Balsamic glaze

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    White Pizza Sauce Recipe

    Course: Main Dish
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: garlic sauce for pizza, white garlic pizza sauce, white pizza sauce, white pizza sauce recipe
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 319
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    White Pizza Sauce - Super creamy with the perfect hint of garlic and basil. The best pizza night sauce that's a fun switch from the classic!

    Ingredients

    • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
    • 2-3 Tablespoons flour
    • 1 1/4 cups half and half
    • 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
    • 1/2 cup parmesan
    • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil , chopped
    • S & P to taste
    • 1 Pizza dough

    Optional toppings: 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, shredded parmesan cheese, chicken, mushrooms, arugula, tomatoes

      Instructions

      • In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add flour and whisk until combined. Slowly whisk in half and half. Next add the basil, garlic and oregano. Once combined, stir in the parmesan and let sit until melted. Salt and pepper to taste. Turn heat to simmer until ready to serve.
      • Roll out pizza dough. Then top with sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings. Bake according to pizza directions.
      • Enjoy while it’s hot!

      Notes

      • Nutrition information does not include toppings. 
      • Sauce should make enough for 1 large pizza or 2 small pizzas. 

      Nutrition

      Serving: 1slice | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2mg
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      Does your family have pizza night? What’s your favorite kind of pizza?

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