A pizza without a sauce is just well… not a pizza.
Here at Wiseguy Pizza Pie, our sauces are mostly the traditional red, white, and olive oil with garlic varieties.
You might be surprised to find that not too far off the pizza sauce path are some rather interesting versions being spooned upon pizzas around the globe. Whether you have tried some and are a fan, -or they are a hard pass, read on to learn about some of these creative sauces!
Red Pizza Sauces
You can’t go wrong with a traditional tomato-based red sauce. Flavored with garlic, onion, oregano, basil, and other spices, it’s the go-to for many a pizzeria -and coincidently on most of the pizzas here at Wiseguy Pizza Pie.
Spicy/peppery red sauces
These sauces have a primary ingredient of either cayenne, black pepper, or red pepper flakes. Even a tangy buffalo hot wing sauce infused with cream cheese or bleu cheese is a popular topping. Roasted red peppers are a great addition to creating a red sauce with more heat than the typical sweetness of the tomato variety.
Speaking of sweetness – sometimes the tomatoes aren’t sweet enough for some folks. For them, sugar- particularly brown sugar, is a popular addition for an entirely different flavor.
While some think marinara sauce and pizza sauce are the same, they’re not quite alike. While similar, pizza sauce tends to have a thicker consistency because the tomatoes have been lightly blended. With Marinara they are pureed, resulting in a less dense texture.
Made from olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, roasted pine nuts, basil, and a touch of lemon,- pesto, is a delicious alternative with lots of flavors! If you aren’t keen on tomato sauce you might want to give it a try.
White Pizza Sauces
Most white pizza sauces are made by adding Alfredo sauce to the crust. Sometimes cheeses such as Ricotta and bechamel are used to make a classic white sauce.
While you typically see this condiment on salads and used as a dipping sauce, it has now found its way onto pizzas! Even a Wiseguy Pizza Pie ranch sauce graces the crust of our White Trash Guy pizza.
This sounds a bit bizarre to some, but it makes its way onto BLT pizzas. Can’t say we’ve tried this one so if you have, -let us know!
That’s right- it isn’t just for ribs. This tangy sauce pairs nicely with chicken, bacon, ham, and even pineapple. If this sounds like something you might like give our BBQ Bird Pizza try. It has BBQ chicken, scallions, caramelized onions and Gouda!
Salsa with refried beans?
Si, si, muy beuno! People who love taco pizza really dig into this salsa and refried bean sauce. Topped with traditional Mexican ingredients it might be different, but it’s actually quite delicious.
Believe it or not, this pizza uses hummus. This pie is often paired with Mediterranean ingredients like olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, and basil. And while not hummus base Wiseguy does have a take on a popular Mediterranean pie- the Greek Anti-Pizza. It’s loaded with salami, ham, Roma tomatoes, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, pepperoncini, Feta, garlic and grated Parmesan.
Olive oil and garlic pizza sauces
Often coined the “naked” sauces. These are light and delicious all by themselves. Wiseguy thinks these pared-down varieties are pretty great too- check them out on our Margarita Guy and Metro Guy pizzas.
Come see why Wiseguys Pizza Pie’s freshly made sauces are at the base of our great pies!