White Pizza Sauce


This white pizza sauce is great for vegetable pizzas, meat pizzas, or pasta. Brush your favorite pizza dough with olive oil, spread sauce, add your favorite toppings, and bake per dough instructions. Also great for calzones or chicken and broccoli with fettucine. Makes enough sauce for 2 medium pizzas. Freezes beautifully. Just thaw at room temperature.

close up view of pizza with vegetables, meat, cheese and White Pizza Sauce
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
about 1 1/4 cup sauce


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk, or more as needed

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh oregano (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir in onion and garlic. Whisk in flour until lightly browned and onion is tender, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add 1 cup milk, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper; cook, whisking continuously, until cheese is melted and sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Add more milk if sauce is too thick. Remove from heat.


Mozzarella cheese or 3-cheese Italian cheese blend can be used in place of the Parmesan cheese, and dried basil can be used in place of fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
11g Fat
7g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 273mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 110mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love