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Garlic pizza sauce in a bowl with a spoon dripping

Garlic Pizza Sauce

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5 from 17 reviews

This creamy garlic pizza sauce is a delicious, flavorful base for my favorite pizzas, pastas and chicken and sausage dishes.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves (2 tsp) garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp All Purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, place the olive oil and the minced garlic.
  2. Cook for 1-2 minutes, whisking constantly so the garlic doesn’t brown.
  3. Add the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and stir.
  4. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk quickly until it is a thick paste.
  5. Let cook and bubble for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Stir in the half and half 1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly.
  7. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir, then turn the heat to low and let simmer 5-10 minutes to thicken.
  8. Serve warm or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days until ready to use.



  • small saucepan
  • whisk
  • airtight container

Garlic takes on a different flavor when it is browned – be careful not to burn it.

This sauce has a consistency like gravy. If you prefer a thinner sauce, use only 1 Tbsp of flour.

Half and half is half cream, half milk and sold near coffee creamers in US grocery stores. This can be substituted with 3/4 cup milk and 3/4 heavy cream.

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Italian American
  • Diet: Vegetarian