White sauce is basically glorified melted cheese on your pizza dough. What’s not to like? It might seem intimidating to make a roux (that’s the melted butter and flour combination that you add the milk to), but it’s actually pretty easy. When it starts to bubble all over, that’s your cue to slowly drizzle in the milk. Have a whisk ready before you start cooking, because that’s what keeps the sauce from clumping up.

Dawn Perry


Credit: Jennifer Causey

Recipe Summary test

10 mins
35 mins
4 servings (1 4-oz. pizza per serving)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium. Add flour and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until golden, nutty smelling, and beginning to bubble, about 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk in 4 additions. Bring to a simmer and cook, whisking often, until mixture is thickened and coats a spoon, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan, pecorino, salt, and pepper until smooth.


Nutrition Facts

167 calories; fat 11.2g; saturated fat 7g; cholesterol 34.6mg; carbohydrates 9.8g; fiber 0.1g; sugars 6.1g; protein 7.3g; sodium 418.6mg.