Whether you make pizzas at a pizza shop or in your home kitchen, it's nice to switch things up with some white sauce – instead of classic red sauce – from time to time. Here are two delectable white sauces to use on your pizzas. Both recipes are easy to double or triple if you're planning on making a few pizzas.
Classic Alfredo with Herbs
This white sauce is basically a classic Alfredo, but with an extra pop of flavor from fresh basil and parsley. One recipe makes enough to top two pizzas.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced finely
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
Heat the butter in a saucepan until it's melted. Add the garlic and sauté for one minute. Add the flour and whisk constantly while cooking over low heat for three minutes. The mixture should turn a golden brown.
Pour in the cream and milk while continuing to whisk constantly. Cook over medium-low heat until thickened. Do not allow the mixture to boil. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and salt until the cheese is melted. Remove the sauce from the heat, and stir in the basil and parsley before using the sauce to top your pizzas.
Three-Cheese and Onion Cream Sauce
This sauce is cheesier than the previous one, and its full-bodied flavor comes from minced onions. The recipe makes enough for two pizzas.
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup freshly grated Romano cheese
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ cup white onion, minced finely
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
Saute the onions in the canola oil until they're tender and translucent. Set them aside. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook over low heat, while stirring constantly, for three minutes or until the mixture is golden brown. Pour in the milk and cream, while continuing to whisk constantly.
Continue cooking and whisking over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens. Then, stir in the salt, oregano, nutmeg, sautéed onions, and various cheeses. Keep stirring until the cheese is melted and the sauce is uniform. Use as desired to top your pizzas. For more information about pizza, contact a local restaurant like Greg's Pizza.