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Quick White Pizza Sauce Recipe

This is a wine, garlic and herb based white pizza sauce recipe. White pizza sauce can be used on thin and crispy or thick pizza crusts. Some white pizzas feature just cheese and others, such as a white Neapolitan pizza recipe, might contain basil, tomato and mozzarella.

You can use whichever toppings you like and some that go particularly well with white pizza sauce include spinach, shrimp, pine nuts, tomatoes, fresh basil, anchovies, and blue cheese. This white pizza sauce recipe is very quick and easy so if you are leaning how to make pizza sauce recipes, this is a nice one to try.

A lot of people have never tried a white pizza sauce, and that is a pity because such a sauce is really tasty. Making a nice change from the typical red tomato sauce used on pizzas, and a wonderful recipe in its own right, white sauce on a white pizza crust topped with either pale-colored ingredients like 2 or 3 kinds of cheese, onion and chicken, or contrasting colored ingredients like shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh peas, ensures an eye-catching dish which everyone will want to try.

This sauce is easy to make. In fact all you need to do is simmer the ingredients together for 15 minutes and any home cook, even a total beginner, can manage that with ease. This aromatic sauce is one you will want to make again and again, experimenting with different toppings each time or sticking with classic family favorites.

Herby White Pizza Sauce
Summary: Garlic, rosemary and basil combine with white wine, olive oil and butter, to make this rich and creamy white pizza sauce, which will surprise you with its tasty sophistication.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 4
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  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon each rosemary and basil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  1. Sauté the garlic in the butter and oil. Add everything else and simmer for 15 minutes.
(Makes Enough for 1 Pizza)

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White pizza sauce makes a change from the red tomato pizza sauce you are perhaps more familiar with, and it is versatile too. Whether you want to use fresh or sundried tomatoes as your toppings, and therefore want to avoid having too much tomato flavor in your pizza, or you want to use delicate-tasting toppings like shrimp, crab or fresh herbs without risking a bold-flavored tomato sauce overwhelming them, you will find this fragrant, creamy white sauce fits your requirements perfectly. In the picture you can see what the finished sauce will look like. If you are making pizza for a crowd this recipe is simple enough to double or even triple.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

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