Roasted Poblano Cream (Rajas con Crema)

Roasted Poblano Cream (Rajas con Crema)   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Sauces Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 ounce sliced red onions 1 ounce sliced green sweet peppers ¾ ounce of the chopped roasted garlic cloves Sliced poblano ribbons 2 teaspoons ground cumin ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (you may add more, but… Read More

pasta puttanesca

Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Sauces Ingredients ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 large medium onion, diced 6 cloves of garlic, chopped 3 tablespoons capers, drained 1½ tablespoons anchovy paste 3 cups coarse chopped roasted tomatoes ½ cup pitted black olives, halved ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved A… Read More

Carbonara Sauce

Carbonara Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Sauces Ingredients ½ pound bacon, cooked and chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound cooked pasta (of your choosing) ⅓ cup grated Parmesan ⅓ cup grated Romano 3 egg yolks 1 whole egg ¼ cup white wine (optional) Salt and pepper, to… Read More

mango salsa

Fresh Mango Salsa

Fresh Mango Salsa   Print Author: John Gutekanst Recipe type: sauces Ingredients 2 ripe mangoes, cubed ½ large jalapeño, diced fine ½ cucumber, skinned, de-seeded and cubed ½ lime, juiced ½ lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon grated ginger root ½ cup chopped cilantro ¼ cup chopped parsley 1 tablespoon honey Pinch cinnamon Pinch nutmeg Instructions Mix… Read More

jamaican jerk sauce pizza slice

Jamaican Jerk Sauce

Jamaican Jerk Sauce   Print Author: John Gutekanst Recipe type: sauces Serves: 1¼ cups Ingredients 1 tablespoon chopped fresh (or dried) thyme 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root 1 teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon honey ½ cup scallions ½ cup jalapeño or hotter like scotch bonnet… Read More

pizza slices with different sauces

Mango Chutney Sauce

Mango Chutney Sauce   Print We paired our chutney with sliced white meat chicken breast, diced prosciutto, smoked mozzarella and jalapeños. Since the chutney has a bit of heat, you can make your pizza less or more spicy depending on how many jalapeños you use in the sauce. Author: Mandy Wolf Detwiler Recipe type: Sauce… Read More

pizza slices with different sauces

Spinach Artichoke Sauce

Spinach Artichoke Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: sauce Ingredients 1½ pounds of cream cheese (softened) 15 ounces of artichoke hearts, roughly chopped 5 ounces of fresh spinach (sauté with salt), chopped 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup whole milk or half and half… Read More

pizza slices with different sauces

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto   Print Author: Mandy Wolf Detwiler Recipe type: sauce Ingredients 2 garlic cloves ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup pine nuts ½ cup olive oil 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, or rehydrated with hot water Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Instructions In a food processor, add all… Read More

herb infused, olive oil

Herb-infused Oil

Herb-infused Oil   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: sauce Serves: 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup tightly packed, torn fresh basil leaves 2-3 sprigs fresh oregano 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil Instructions Wash and dry the herbs. Place the herbs in a large jar (I use a Ball-Mason jar or canning… Read More

Tony’s BBQ Sauce

Tony’s BBQ Sauce   Print by Tony Gemignani, World-champion Pizzaiolo and Pizzeria Owner Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: sauce Ingredients 1 tablespoon finely diced white onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic ½ cup bourbon or St. Germaine Liqueur 2 ounces liquid smoke (optional) 1 #10 can ketchup 6 ounces tomato paste 8 ounces local honey, dark… Read More

Go Beyond Red Pizza to Wow Customers

Today’s adventurous diners seek more than a traditional tomato sauce. Pizzerias around the country deliver pizzas with sauces that bring on the heat, tap into unique flavor pairings and are inspired by other restaurant segments and international cuisine. Find recipes that blend salty with sweet, Caribbean, Thai and Mexican flavors and modern twists on traditional sauces like a spicy marinara, bourbon BBQ and a mushroom pizza sauce.

Current pizza chefs replace red sauce with béchamel, pesto, barbecue, chutney, tapenade and infused oils. White pies are top-selling pizzas nationwide. While some are topped with a basic Alfredo, other pizza bases use white truffle crème, pepperoni gravy or garlic sauce.

Don’t forget about dessert pizzas! Sauces are as creative as sweet flavor combinations you can come up with. Chocolate sauces, marmalades, hazelnut spreads, fruit purees make great dessert pizza bases. We’ve provided you with careful instructions on how to use these sauces without making those dessert pizzas soggy.


Limit Waste By Using Sauces Outside of the Pizza Makeline

Using sauces across your menu to limit waste and ultimately increase profits. Experimenting with our sauce recipes is key to applying them to other menu items. Offering pizza sauces as optional appetizer or sandwich dips can increase check averages and create even more customer demand. Try offering your pizza sauce options as appetizer dipping sauces or incorporating the sauce onto pastas and entrées.

Try our recipes in your test kitchen to come up with custom signature sauces.