Rating: 4.76 stars
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Great for vegetable pizza, meat pizza, 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, or chicken and broccoli with fettucine. Makes enough sauce for 2 medium pizzas. Freezes beautifully. Just thaw at room temperature.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat butter and olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until tender and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add flour and whisk until flour is lightly browned and onion is translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.

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  • Mix milk, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper into onion mixture. Cook, whisking continuously, until cheese is melted and sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Cook's Notes:

Mozzarella cheese or 3-cheese Italian cheese blend can be used in place of the Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Dried basil can be used in place of the fresh basil.

Add more milk if sauce is too thick in step 2.

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; protein 13.5g; carbohydrates 18.5g; fat 26.6g; cholesterol 57.9mg; sodium 730.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (83)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2017
This is an excellent recipe. I made it to go on a buffalo cauliflower pizza instead of a red sauce. I made a couple changes to suit my preferences and what I had in the house: Instead of milk I used half & half. I did about 2.5 Tablespoons of flour instead of 3 and that achieved the perfect consistency for me. I threw in some sharp cheddar in addition to the parmesan. I used 4 cloves of garlic instead of 1 because I wanted a big garlic flavor. I also added crushed red pepper flakes, and dried Italian herbs because I didn't have any fresh. Saving this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2018
It was too thick almost gravy like. Not good. Read More
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2017
This is an excellent recipe. I made it to go on a buffalo cauliflower pizza instead of a red sauce. I made a couple changes to suit my preferences and what I had in the house: Instead of milk I used half & half. I did about 2.5 Tablespoons of flour instead of 3 and that achieved the perfect consistency for me. I threw in some sharp cheddar in addition to the parmesan. I used 4 cloves of garlic instead of 1 because I wanted a big garlic flavor. I also added crushed red pepper flakes, and dried Italian herbs because I didn't have any fresh. Saving this recipe! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2017
Super easy sauce and I would certainly make it again but will double the quantity so I can keep some handy in the freezer. Used it on a pizza with spinach, sun dried tomatoes, portobello mushrooms and feta cheese. Yum! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2018
Delicious! We used Italian Seasoning instead of just basil and oregano. We used rice flour to make it gluten free. Omitted the black pepper because of allergies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2017
This was delicious! It's better than white sauce in pizza chains! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2017
Just made it tonight.....excellent flavor and texture. I wanted a white sauce under corn jalapeños and tomatoes (all from the garden). This was a perfect sauce for those toppings. I will definitely make this again! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2018
I really like the mix of butter and olive oil for pizza sauce roux. I cut the flour to 2.5 T and used 1 t Italian seasoning in place of the green seasonings. Used about 1/4 c shaved parmesan cheese and about 1/4 c shredded Mexican blend combined into a 1/2 c measuring cup. I really liked this sauce and will be using this ingredient base in the future! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2019
This is very tasty! I needed a white sauce that would complement my yeast pizza crust and also not overpower the Morel mushrooms I topped it with . I made it according to the recipe and it was plenty for 2 pizzas. I will make it again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2018
We wanted a little change of pace from our usual red sauce. We topped it with chicken, fresh spinach, roasted pine nuts, shallots and a medley of white cheeses. Good stuff Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2018
Tasted absolutely delicious!!! I didn't have fresh basil so I used only 1 table spoon of dried basil. I love the outcome not to thick yet not to runny. I wasnt sure of making this because I ran out of marinara (red tomatoe sauce) and I needed a substitute...let's just say I'll be making this again real soon. Easy and tasty. Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2018
It was too thick almost gravy like. Not good. Read More