20+ Dipping Sauces for Pizza (Easy & Delicious!)

Wondering what the best dipping sauces for pizza are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of 20+ easy sauce recipes.

These dipping sauces are not only delicious with pizza, but they’re great with chicken tenders and chicken wings too!

And while the most popular dipping sauce for pizza may be creamy ranch, there are so many great options!

Have fun experimenting with different options and find the one that you like the most.

The BEST Pizza Dipping Sauces

Hand holding jar of homemade marinara sauce.
Marinara sauce: This is a classic dipping sauce for pizza, as it complements the tomato sauce and cheese on the pizza.
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Restaurant ranch dressing in small glass jar with spoon.
Ranch dressing: This creamy dressing pairs well with the salty and savory flavors of pizza.
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Spoonful of creamy garlic sauce.
Garlic sauce: This sauce is a great option for those who enjoy a creamy, garlicky flavor. It's especially good with cheesy or garlic pizza.
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Buffalo sauce: If you like your pizza with a bit of a kick, buffalo sauce is a great choice. It's particularly delicious with chicken or pepperoni pizza.
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Close up of creamy sun dried tomato sauce on serving spoon.
Make this 15-minute Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce to instantly transform your pasta, chicken, or seafood into a gourmet meal! It’s luxurious and easy to make with cream, sun dried tomatoes, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
Overhead close up of bowl of pesto genovese with spoon.
Pesto sauce: Pesto is a great option for those who want a lighter dipping sauce that's packed with flavor. It goes well with veggie or chicken pizzas.
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BBQ sauce: Sweet and tangy BBQ sauce pairs well with meats like chicken or sausage on pizza.
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Honey mustard sauce: For those who enjoy a sweet and tangy flavor, honey mustard sauce is a great option. It pairs well with chicken or vegetable pizzas.
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Blue cheese dressing: If you like the taste of blue cheese, try it as a dipping sauce for your pizza. It goes well with meaty or spicy pizzas.
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Jar of chipotle crema with spoon on small plate next to lime wedges and small bowl of chipotles.
Chipotle crema: If you like a smoky and spicy flavor, chipotle crema is a great choice. It goes well with all types of pizza, especially those with a bit of heat.
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Diavolo Sauce is an easy and spicy marinara sauce made with flavor-forward ingredients, like tomatoes, garlic, white wine, and red pepper flakes. Toss it with spaghetti and your favorite seafood and enjoy!
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Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce [Video]
Alfredo sauce: If you're a fan of white pizzas or creamy flavors, Alfredo sauce is a great dipping sauce choice. It's especially good with chicken or vegetable pizzas.
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Balsamic glaze: For a more unique flavor, try balsamic glaze as a dipping sauce. It's a bit sweet and tangy, and goes well with vegetable or meaty pizzas.
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Easy Homemade Hot Honey {2 Ingredients, 2 Methods}!
Honey infused with chili pepper flakes for a sweet and hot combo! This versatile condiment can be used as a dip for your favorite pizza crust.
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Overhead shot of jalapeno ranch in small jar with spoon, topped with sliced jalapenos.
Jalapeño Ranch is perfect as a dressing, dip or sauce. It’s creamy with a distinct herby flavor but its subtle spicy kick is what keeps you coming back for more!
Jalapeno Ranch
Homemade Papa John’s garlic sauce is quick and easy to make. Use for dipping pizza, breadsticks and more.
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Chick fil a sauce on plate with french fries.
This homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce tastes just like the real thing! A cross between smoky barbecue sauce and creamy honey mustard creates the ideal dipping sauce for chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, fries, and all of your fast food favorites.
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Bang bang sauce in small black bowl with serving spoon.
Add a tangy, sweet and spicy kick to your chicken nuggets with Bang Bang Sauce! It’s an easy, creamy chili and mayo dipping sauce made from ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.
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Hand dipping spoon into green sauce.
This Peruvian Green Sauce (or Aji Verde) is a spicy and versatile condiment. Made with jalapeno, cilantro, and fresh lime juice, plus Greek yogurt to give it a creamy texture. It's an amazing dipping sauce, spread or dressing.
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White bbq sauce in small jar with spoon.
This Alabama White BBQ Sauce is a rich and tangy twist on traditional barbecue sauce. Made with mayo, horseradish, and seasonings, the bold flavors pair perfectly with grilled meats and so much more!
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Boom boom sauce in small jar with fry dipping into it.
Add a sweet and spicy kick to your fries, burgers, and more with Boom Boom Sauce! It’s an easy chili and mayo dipping sauce made from ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.
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Crema arranged on plate with limes and cilantro.
This quick and tangy Cilantro Lime Crema is ready in just 5 minutes. Better than sour cream, this Mexican condiment is flavored with fresh cilantro and lime juice to create a creamy and vibrant dressing, taco topping, or dipping sauce.
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How to make ahead and store

Many of these dipping sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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20+ BEST Pizza Dipping Sauces

Wondering what the best dipping sauces for pizza are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of 20+ easy sauce recipes. Try this 5-minute Creamy Garlic Sauce. The flavors are rich and savory, and will keep you coming back for more!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic (grated or finely minced (1 Tablespoon))
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • ½ cup chicken stock (or vegetable stock or water)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley (minced)
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper (to taste)


  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the flour and cook until lightly golden, 1-2 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Simmer, until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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Large Skillet


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 666IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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