Pizza Sauce Alternatives

Pizza Sauce Alternatives

We all know the classic red-sauce pizza. It goes great with almost any cheese/topping combination. But there's a whole world of unique and delicious sauce options to try out there!

White Sauce

This one is fairly well known, but it isn't super common. That delicious, herby, garlic white sauce pairs fantastically with toppings like chicken, mushrooms, spinach, and even artichokes. It's typically made with heavy cream, herbs, garlic, and the chef's choice of spice.

Olive Oil & Garlic Sauce

This sauce is pretty similar to the white sauce, but instead of having heavy cream as the base, it uses a hefty amount of extra-virgin olive oil with a bit of Parmesan cheese. The oil accentuates the herbs in the sauce, giving it a little more bite than white or traditional pizza sauce. It's complemented very well by a lot of the same toppings as a white sauce, but it also accommodates richer toppings well. A personal favorite of mine is chicken and bacon with fresh mozzarella and Parmesan on top.


Ever had pesto on a pizza? The first time I tried it, I was amazed. I knew it would be good, but not this good. Your typical pesto has walnuts or pine nuts, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, Parmesan, and heaps of basil. Pesto pizza pairs well with the more acidic toppings like tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and red onions.

Buffalo Sauce

I'm sure many of you have heard of this one before. But I like to make mine a little unhealthier and mix some ranch dressing in with my buffalo sauce. This makes for a delicious twist on the classic buffalo chicken pizza.

Do you have a favorite pizza sauce or toppings combination? Let us know in the comments below!

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