Milk Sauce

This sauce is perfect for white pizzas. As we mentioned in this article, the cheese and the tomato sauce usually give moisture to the crust and prevent it from burning. That’s why making white pizzas is sometimes a challenge — not only you have to balance the flavor of whatever sauce you decide to use instead of tomato sauce, you also need to make sure the sauce you use will protect the dough without soaking it excessively. Let’s try this milk sauce.

It’s a very basic sauce. Other than milk, it has butter and flour to thicken it. We’ll make small quantities of this sauce, just enough to paint the surface of the crust. This mellow sauce isn’t meant to be the star of a recipe, after all.

Milk Sauce

Milk plus flour plus butter. Easy peasy!
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 cup


  • Saucepan


  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour


  • Melt the butter in the saucepan.
  • Carefully pour the flour into the saucepan. Use a whisk to integrate the flour into the butter, mixing all the time to ensure the butter won't burn. You want to avoid that, as it'll give the sauce a rather unpleasant flavor.
  • Gradually add the milk to the mixture. Don't add it all at once, keep mixing all the time, until all the milk is into the saucepan. Let the sauce warm up until it's boiling. Let it boil for just a minute — and be careful, the milk may spill if you leave it unattended!

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