White Garlic Pizza Sauce

Today we wanted to share a recipe for our white garlic pizza sauce.

This white garlic pizza sauce is an alternative to the traditional tomato basil sauce used for pizza.  Within 5 minutes and very few ingredients, you can make this cheesy garlic pizza sauce.

This pizza sauce recipe is extra handy when you look into your cupboard and realize you don’t have any canned tomato products or no way to make traditional pizza sauce.  Instead of throwing in the towel or having to drop everything to run to the store, you can instead throw together this yummy sauce.   

You’ve probably tried a pizza that had a similar type of sauce.  They typically have a creamy white sauce with some chicken, vegetables and sometimes even bacon.  This white garlic pizza sauce is a copycat of what you would find on those pizzas. 

How else can you use this sauce?

You can use this sauce for pizza but it also makes a yummy dipping sauce for bread sticks or pizza crust.  You can also use this sauce as a mock Alfredo sauce and toss it with some pasta.  If you do this you can even add vegetables and meat to make it a complete meal. 

White Garlic Pizza Sauce

A homemade cheesy garlic pizza sauce.

Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add garlic, cooking for 30 seconds before whisking in flour, pepper, salt and oregano. Whisk to combine well.

  3. Slowly add milk, whisking until well combined.

  4. Continue whisking occasionally until desired thickness is reached.

  5. Remove from heat, stir in cheese until smooth.

  6. Use immediately or cover and chill until ready to use.

How long will this white garlic pizza sauce keep?

This pizza sauce will keep for several days or up to a week if stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator once it cools. 

We encourage you to try this recipe for yourself. If you love pizza, garlic,
and cheese this sauce is what dreams are made of.  Make this sauce as an alternative to the traditional tomato based pizza sauce.  We guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 

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45 thoughts on “White Garlic Pizza Sauce

    • Hi Deana, it definitely could work as a warm dip for roasted veggies or cold as an alternative to ranch dip on a veggie tray! Thanks for your suggestion!

      • Hi Nick, we have not yet developed a gluten free version of this recipe but plan to due to the request and need from those with this dietary restriction. Stay tuned for a gluten free version of this white garlic pizza sauce to come to our blog soon.

      • Just make a slurry of cornstarch and milk, heat untill thick then mix with your garlic and seasonings

      • Nick, I substituted the all purpose flour for a all purpose gluten free flour called Namaste plus 1 teaspoon of corn starch. It was wonderful.

    • Hi Cindy, you could try to use cornstarch instead of flour but may have to alter the recipe. The flour is used to make a bechamel or white sauce as a base to this sauce. You could definitely try to use an alternate flour or thickening agent if you’d like!

    • Hi Cindy,

      We definitely think you could use almond flour or meal as a substitute for all purpose flour. Great idea!

    • Hi Jackie, we typically use whatever we have on hand. Sometimes we have grated or shredded parmesan but other times all we have is Kraft parmesan powder cheese. It all works out exactly the same!

    • Hi Laura Jean, you can absolutely use any alternative milk such as soy or almond milk. Just be sure to use an unflavored kind so it doesn’t give your garlic sauce a funny taste.

      • Hi Ashley,

        That is a great alternative to parmesan cheese. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Hi Beth, we haven’t tried freezing it ourselves yet but we don’t see why it wouldn’t. We freeze many other sauces and soups for later use and they reheat quite well. If you give this a try, be sure to let us know how it freezes.

  • The sauce has a great garlic flavor and it was very easy to make. My son in law is a vegan. Any suggestions for a milk replacement. I cannot use Almond Milk because he’s allergic to nuts.

    • Hi Florence,

      I’m so happy to hear you liked this white garlic pizza sauce. Other vegan milk replacement options you can try include; coconut, rice, oat, or soy milk. Thank you for your inquiry and please share how the sauce turns out with one of these milk variations.

      Thank you,
      Ashley Bilyeu

  • This sounds good. I have never heard of garlic sauce for pizza. Can I make the sauce in a electric skillet or microwave.

    • Hi Ilene,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You can definitely try to make the garlic sauce for pizza in a electric skillet. We don’t know if it would work the same in the microwave but a skillet should work just fine. You have to be able to sauté your garlic and make a béchamel or white sauce base which you should be able to do just fine in a electric skillet but might be hard to complete in the microwave. We hope you give this recipe a try and let us know how it turns out!!

  • Thank you for answering me back. I am going to try and make the sauce next week. I like to make my own crust and make my own sauce

    • Hi Ilene,

      You’re very welcome. We can’t wait to hear how you like it. We like to make our own crust and sauce too! Homemade is just the way to go!

      Thanks again,
      Ashley Bilyeu

      • I know you said you should be able to freeze this, but what about canning it?

      • Hi Terry, I really couldn’t say whether or not this is safe or if it would can well. I would look at a canning book and see if you can find a similar recipe and maybe you could give it a try. If it works out for you, please let us know. Thanks again!

  • Making this sauce today for our Shrimp and Bacon pizza. I have been using ranch dressing until now but this sounds so much better

    • Hi Deb,

      That is so great to hear. We hope you gave this recipe a try. It is so good and would be great on a shrimp and bacon pizza. Please let us know how it turned out.

      Thank you,
      Ashley Bilyeu

      • Hi Eve, yes it is enough for one pizza but we always have extra leftover too. You could probably make two pizza with this much sauce depending on how saucy you like your pizza!

    • Hi Louise, I would be happy to put the recipe in a nutritional calculator. What information are you looking for specifically? Thank you.

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