Creamy White Pizza Sauce Recipe

Is it safe to say that everyone loves pizza? The combination of delicious crust, sauce, and cheese has been making appearances at sporting events, slumber parties, birthday gatherings, picnics, and more for decades. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn brings us this recipe for creamy white pizza sauce that might need to make a debut at your next pizza night. "My favorite thing about this recipe," Hahn shares, "is how a simple sauce variation can give you a whole new way to change [your pizza] up." After learning how easy this sauce is to make, we're sure you won't be opening Door Dash the next time a pizza craving hits. Hahn says, "Pizza is a meal in itself, but it also pairs well with a simple salad." We love it with this wedge salad or the classic Caesar. Any way you slice it, this pizza sauce is sure to be a hit, and will have you second-guessing your standard red sauce.

Gather the ingredients for the white pizza sauce

To make this creamy white pizza sauce recipe, you will need butter, all-purpose flour, milk, salt, pepper, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Hahn tells us there are some easy substitutions, if you have any dietary restrictions. "You can use dairy-free butter, milk, and Parmesan cheese if dairy isn't your thing, and if you are out of fresh garlic, adding a teaspoon of garlic powder or granules will work just fine."

Make the white sauce

Melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat. Then, create a roux by adding the flour, and whisking for 1 minute until it has thickened. Slowly pour in the milk, and continue to whisk, until the mixture thickens. Hahn says, "At first you won't think anything is happening, and you'll be tempted to add more flour, but after about 8 minutes, the mixture magically becomes thick." After it has thickened, stir in the salt, pepper, and crushed garlic, and remove from heat.

Add the Parmesan, and serve

Once the pot has been removed from the heat, stir in the Parmesan cheese. Your creamy sauce is now ready to use on your dough of choice. The sauce makes enough for 4 10-inch pizzas, and will last up to 5 days in the fridge. Move over jarred red sauce — there's a new sauce in town.

Creamy White Pizza Sauce Recipe
5 from 28 ratings
There's no wrong way to make a pizza, but this creamy white pizza sauce will soon become your go-to for pizza night.
Prep Time
Cook Time
bowl of white pizza sauce
Total time: 12 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the flour, and whisk for 1 minute until blended.
  2. Add the milk to the pot slowly, and stir for about 8 minutes, until the mixture has thickened. Once thickened, stir in the salt, pepper, and garlic.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in the Parmesan cheese. Top onto your dough or prepared crust of choice.
Calories per Serving 152
Total Fat 10.7 g
Saturated Fat 6.6 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 29.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 7.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Total Sugars 4.0 g
Sodium 230.2 mg
Protein 6.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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