White Pizza Sauce is different from tomato sauces: made from bechamel and cheese. This delicious, creamy topping is so easy to make- try it!
If you’ve never tried making Pizza with White Sauce, our recipe is here to help! Make up another pizza using our Homemade Pizza Sauce to compare- enjoy with a nice side salad.
White Pizza Sauce
I’ll be honest, I’m a big fan of pizzas with white sauce. For the longest time, my experience with pizza sauce was limited to the red, tomato kind. Tangy, herby, and a bit of sweetness- it seemed like the one, perfect pizza topping that couldn’t be replaced. Then I tried some White Pizza and, ever since, my love has been split between these two delicious sauces. While I’m not saying this White Pizza Sauce is going to be replacing the classic kind any time soon, I will say you’re definitely going to use it more than once!
Where regular pizza sauce uses tomatoes, this easy white sauce instead uses bechamel and cheese. While you obviously lose those enjoyable flavors that come from the tomato- the tang, the touch of acid- you get creamy flavors in return! We made up the batch here and immediately put it all to use for a few pizzas the whole family enjoyed.
Feel free to tweak things with this recipe as desired. We kept things simple, seasoning with salt, pepper, and a bit of garlic, but there’s all sorts of herbs and spices you could add-in. Better yet, sub the sauce in for all of your favorite homemade pizza recipes and see how the sauce holds up! Keep us updated on your favorite toppings and recipes in the comments below- we’re eager to give them a try. However you put our sauce to use, we’re certain you’re going to enjoy it!
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Salt & Pepper
Garlic – We used minced garlic but you could always use freshly-chopped or pressed. In a pinch, you might even be able to use garlic powder!
Parmesan – Freshly grated works best but it should work even with pre-grated parmesan.
How to make White Pizza Sauce
Melt your butter in the bottom of a saucepot before combining it with flour to make a roux.
Turn your roux into a bechamel sauce by slowly streaming in milk.
Season your sauce with salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic before removing it from the heat and melting in the parmesan.
As the saying goes, “first, you make a roux.” To make a roux, you start by melting some butter in the bottom of a pot or saucepan. Melt it until it’s nice and foamy.
Once that melted butter starts getting bubbly, we can add in our flour. Mix it in until no dry clumps remain and the roux has come together into a cohesive mix.
Let that cook for a couple of minutes before streaming in your milk. Add it in slowly and, ideally, let it come up to room temperature before adding it in. Stir or whisk the sauce together constantly as you add in the milk.
Let that sauce cook for a bit until it’s smooth and consistent. Once we’ve reached that stage, we can whisk in our salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic.
All that’s left is the cheese. Add your parmesan to the sauce and cut the heat. Now you’re going to whisk until the parmesan is fully melted and incorporated.
With that, the sauce is done! Grab some Homemade Pizza Dough and fix yourself up a pie. Understand that this sauce is different from regular, tomato-based pizza sauce- it’s not going to taste the same. It still works with all sorts of classic pizza toppings though! Serve up with some chicken or pepperoni, all your favorite veggie toppings, and hit with a bit more mozzarella before baking and enjoying.
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White Pizza Sauce
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 2 tbsp Flour
- 1 1/4 cup Milk
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/8 tsp Pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp minced Garlic
- 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
- 1/4 tsp Oregano
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Whisk in flour to make a roux and cook for 2 minutes while whisking (do not brown).
- Gradually add milk while whisking constantly.
- Cook until smooth and thickened, whisking regularly.
- Add salt, pepper, oregano and garlic. Whisk to combine.
- Add parmesan cheese, remove from heat and whisking until parmesan is melted and sauce is smooth.
- Set aside to cool.
- Use on pizza or cover and refrigerate for up to several days.