Vegan Ranch Dressing

Vegan Ranch Dressing   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: sauces Ingredients ½ cup cashews 1 cup plain almond milk 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon dried chives ¾ teaspoon onion powder ¾ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon parsley ¼ teaspoon ground pepper Instructions Mix all ingredients together in a blender…. Read More

Feta and Bacon-wrapped Fig Pizza with Pistachio

Scratch Fig Jam

  Scratch Fig Jam   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: sauce Ingredients 9 ounces dried figs (For a lighter color, use the more expensive golden figs.) 1½ cups water 6 ounces (one small pack) fresh raspberries (optional) Instructions Slice and dice the figs and place into a small, non-reactive bowl. Get tap water as… Read More

Orange Aioli Sauce

Orange Aioli Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Sauces Ingredients 2 cups mayonnaise 3 garlic cloves, minced or crushed 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoons orange juice Orange zest Instructions Combine thoroughly all the ingredients except the zest. To serve, put the aioli sauce in ramekins, sprinkle the zest on top. 3.5.3229… Read More

ghost peppers, dr pepper, glaze

Dr. (Ghost) Pepper Glaze

Dr. (Ghost) Pepper Glaze   Print (Important, make sure adequate ventilation is available and do not put your head over this sauce.) Note: It is easiest to freeze the ghosties for easier cutting. Even when cleaning any pan or pot, do not initially use hot water because the steam will destroy your face! Author: Pizza… Read More

linguini, clam sauce, pasta

Clam Sauce

Clam Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Sauce Ingredients 1 48-ounce can chopped sea clams, with the juice 1 can of water, use the same can from the clams ½ pound of clam base 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons of fresh minced garlic 2 tablespoons of granulated garlic 1 ½… Read More

pork belly, barbecue sauce, bbq, pizza topping

Pork Belly Barbecue Sauce

Pork Belly Barbecue Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Sauce Ingredients 2 medium yellow onions 4 chipotle peppers from a can of peppers in adobo 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 cup dried blueberries, rehydrated in very hot water until tender Instructions Cut the onions in half, then into strips. Place them… Read More

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

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.