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White Pizza Sauce (Quick & Easy)

This White Pizza Sauce is essentially an easy garlic alfredo. It comes together in about 5 minutes and is our family’s favorite over homemade Pizza Crust! You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make a batch of pizza sauce for your next pizza party and it keeps really well in the fridge.

White pizza sauce in mason jar and on spoon

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The Best White Pizza Sauce!

Growing up, I remember my mother making the best white sauce for pizza and it’s no wonder this is the pizza sauce my kids request the most often. My children’s favorite pizza is a classic cheese pizza and this sauce is perfect because it has so much flavor with the garlic and parmesan that you don’t need anything but a generous layer of mozzarella cheese over it.

P.S. If you prefer a classic tomato sauce, try our homemade Red Sauce for Pizza.

white pizza sauce spread onto homemade pizza crust

What is White Pizza Sauce Made Of?

This recipe uses simple pantry and refrigerator staples and whipping up a batch couldn’t be easier. It is made of milk, salt, pepper, garlic, and parmesan cheese. The butter and flour serve to thicken the sauce and create a rich alfredo sauce. This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of white sauce or enough for 4 (10-inch) pizzas.

Ingredients for white pizza sauce with milk, parmesan, garlic, butter, flour and seasonings

How to Make White Sauce for Pizza:

All you need is a saucepan and a whisk. This sauce comes together in just 5 minutes or less so have everything measured out and ready before turning on the stove.

  1. Melt butter in a pan on medium heat. Add flour and whisk 1-2 minutes (do not brown).
  2. Slowly add milk while whisking and stir until smooth, thick, and bubbly.
  3. Whisk in salt, pepper, and garlic.
  4. Add parmesan cheese and whisk 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir until cheese melts.

Process photos for how to make white sauce for pizza in a saucepan

Which Pizza Toppings are best with White Sauce?

I would say just about any toppings are delicious over a white sauce pizza, but our favorites include:

  • Cheese: shredded mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, parmesan
  • Meats: chicken, crispy bacon, ham, pancetta, pepperoni
  • Vegetables: artichoke, tomatoes, jalapenos, spinach, roasted garlic, banana peppers, black olives, fresh spinach, mushrooms, roasted bell peppers

White sauce pizza topped with mozzarella cheese

How to Store Sauce: 

To store, let the sauce cool to room temperature then transfer to a Tupperware or mason jar, cover, and refrigerate up to 5 days. The sauce will thicken more as it cools, but will still be creamy enough to easily spread over pizza dough. If you wish to thicken the sauce, you can rewarm slightly in the microwave just until spreadable.

Pro Tip: A cream sauce is best refrigerated and not frozen or separation may occur.

white garlic pizza sauce in a saucepan with mixing spoon

This is so much better than the white sauce in pizza chains and I hope it becomes a new favorite for you. It reminds me of creamy alfredo pasta!

White Pizza Sauce Recipe (Quick & Easy)

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

White pizza sauce on a spoon and in mason jar

This White Pizza Sauce is essentially an easy garlic alfredo. It has simple ingredients and comes together in about 5 minutes. It is a family favorite and so much better than the white sauce in pizza chains.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com

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Cost to Make:



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Condiments, Sauce

Calories: 64 kcal

Servings: 8 people (makes 1 1/2 cups sauce)

  • 2
    unsalted butter
  • 2
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4
    (2% or whole milk)
  • 1/4
    sea salt
  • 1/8
    black pepper
  • 2
    garlic cloves
    pressed or finely grated
  • 1/4
    parmesan cheese
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and continue whisking for 1-2 minutes (do not let it brown).

  2. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly until smooth, thickened, and bubbly.

  3. Whisk in 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper, and pressed garlic.

  4. Add parmesan cheese and whisk another 30 seconds. Remove from heat and continue whisking just until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth then set aside to cool before using for pizza. Do not boil after adding cheese or sauce may curdle. Once cooled, cover and refrigerate up to 5 days.

Makes 1 1/2 cups of pizza sauce or enough for 4 (10-inch) pizzas.

Nutrition Facts

White Pizza Sauce Recipe (Quick & Easy)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 64
Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Fat 4g6%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Cholesterol 13mg4%

Sodium 141mg6%

Potassium 52mg1%

Carbohydrates 4g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 151IU3%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 83mg8%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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