Here we have seven different white pizza recipes that you can easily make at home. We promise they will all hit you with a lot of flavors, and you will probably forget that they don’t even have that tomato sauce.
Making a white pizza seems to be in vogue just now, and the good news is that making this type of pizza will prove exceptionally easy.
You see, even if you feel unsure as to what’s involved, you will quickly notice that the ingredients in a white pizza are not that different from a normal pizza.
Of course, there’s one exception since you have no tomato sauce on the base.
What is a White Pizza?
But before we dive into our recipe ideas, we can examine what we mean when talking about a white pizza. After all, not everybody has even heard of the idea of a white pizza.
As the name suggests, this refers to a pizza where the red tomato sauce base is missing. Don’t worry though, this still qualifies as a pizza even when the sauce is missing.
However, even though the tomato sauce is not present on the pizza, it doesn’t mean this version then has a dry crust. Actually, you have several options that you can then use on your base.
First, you could use ricotta cheese. That’s very popular and perhaps the method people would use most often.
After that, making a thick white sauce is another option.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be white on the base. Some people will drizzle olive oil over the base to stop things from being too dry, and then you throw on loads of seasoning to ensure it has a whole lot of flavor.
You have so many options when it comes to a white pizza that you should never run out of ideas. However, we do know it’s tough thinking about a pizza without that tomato base, but it’s not a new idea.
Also, it has gained in popularity in recent years, so now is the perfect time to go ahead and try a white pizza recipe for yourself.
So, let’s get on with checking out the recipes.
The first recipe is an absolute classic and basic white pizza. What you get here is your choice of crust with it then topped off with some ricotta cheese spread over the base, as well as olive oil.
It really has so few ingredients that you sometimes feel you have missed out something.
Those two things should give you more than enough moisture to help you through eating your pizza, and it’s then up to you as to what else you may want to include.
Here, it involves Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella, herbs and with the option of throwing on some lemon juice and arugula if you want to break up the white look.
Overall, this recipe does indeed give you the basics of a white pizza, and at least you have several types of cheese on there to provide some added flavor.
Of course, you could use this as a base and then throw all sorts of toppings on if you feel like boosting the flavor.
If you prefer just a bit of burn in your pizza, this is the white pizza recipe for you. The key here is the inclusion of the red pepper flakes and the ricotta cheese on the base.
Add in that olive oil, and you may even want to use garlic-flavored olive oil, and you have a cool white pizza.
You can easily use your own dough if you wish to make everything from scratch or get a pre-made base.
Once again, this recipe keeps things nice and simple, yet the difference those red pepper flakes make will surprise you.
This recipe adds a few more ingredients to your white pizza, so that simply means it comes with a whole lot more flavor.
Of course it still has that white ricotta cheese on the base, but it’s the rest of the toppings where things change.
Add in some spinach, lemon, artichokes and red chili, and what you get is a white pizza that still has a bit of a burn to it.
Also, if you find the red chili is too mild for your own preference, then you can top it up with some red pepper flakes simply to move things along.
Once again, you can make this on either your own crust, or a pre-made variety and either will work perfectly well.
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So this white pizza also offers something different since it includes chicken in the list of ingredients. Also, that roasted garlic has the potential to change everything thanks to the flavor contained within it.
But the spinach also provides a nice contrast, while adding a splash of color. Again, you want to use several types of cheeses to get your taste buds really working, but this recipe does have a nice balance to it when it comes to the flavors.
Cook the chicken first and make sure you add lots of seasoning to it. Then add it to the pizza when putting everything together, and just wait for that taste explosion to hit.
We love that this recipe manages to incorporate three completely different ingredients, and it does so exceptionally well. It has the white pizza base followed by lots of cheese, chicken, broccoli and tasty mushrooms.
As always, we suggest having more than one type of cheese on there. Really, the more cheese the better it will taste. Throw ricotta on the base, and then Mozzarella and cheddar before adding lots of cooked chicken, small broccoli florets, and chop up those mushrooms quite small.
Add in your favorite herbs as seasoning, along with some salt and pepper, and you will have a tasty pizza ready to eat in no time at all.
This chicken alfredo pizza recipe keeps things nice and simple, which is one reason we love it so much. You can quickly make a white sauce base for your pizza, or use the favored approach involving ricotta cheese spread over the crust.
On top of that, you want to coat your chicken in the alfredo sauce, so there’s no problem when it comes to this pizza tasting too dry. Throw on either some herbs or arugula for some added flavor, and your chicken alfredo pizza is then ready to go.
Finally, we have a blackened chicken white sauce pizza, and the best part has to be the chargrilled chicken. Also, you can go all chunky with the toppings here, and pile them up as high as you want.
Make a simple cheesy white sauce to go on the base, and make sure it’s quite thick so it sticks. You don’t want it to run everywhere.
Next, cook the chicken, and burn it up a bit. You want this to have a bit of a crispy taste and feel to it as that’s the whole idea of this pizza.
Finally, add some chopped cherry tomatoes, some ripped off slices of Mozzarella, and spinach or arugula. If you want, you can drizzle on some olive oil after cooking to just seal the deal with this highly tasty and flavorful pizza.
Making a white pizza at home is a whole lot easier than most people realize. The key here is to think outside of the box regarding the fact that the tomato sauce base is missing.
Once you do that, you will quickly discover that you can use almost any topping you want as a white pizza does remain surprisingly versatile.
You can also make each pizza listed here with either your own dough that you make from scratch, or with a bought pizza crust. Honestly, either will work well, and we see very little difference between the two.
We think that you should give a white pizza a go and see what you think. It may seem strange having that distinctive tomato taste missing, but once you get used to it then you may surprise yourself at just how much you love it.