Who doesn’t love pizza? People from all cultures crave this versatile, comforting classic. While some prefer to go traditional with a bready crust, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese with ubiquitous toppings like pepperoni, mushrooms, and onions, this is truly just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to pizza. Take your pizza to new heights by adding emerging toppings like blue cheese, arugula, chorizo, or sliced steak. Go wild! And don’t forget about the sauce. Sauces add flavor and texture, deliciously rounding up the whole dish, be it as a base sauce, add-on drizzle or dipping sauce. Dipping sauces for pizza run the gamut these days, and our fearless food explorers can help you discover a world of delectable possibilities.
Elevate Your Pizzas with Exciting New Flavors
Did you know that pizza ranks in the top five comfort foods? (Technomic, 2022) As a comfort food, it’s also a canvas for creators providing an innovative format for chefs and consumers, willing them to step outside the box to explore unique flavors. One of the best ways to quickly add a punch of flavor is through a drizzle or dipping sauce. Plus, drizzles add a fun flair to the pie’s appearance, and dipping sauces for pizza provide a more interactive culinary experience. Let’s explore some flavor-forward options that will help you craft memorable, must-order pizzas.
Versatile Veggie Pizzas
Pack your veggie pizzas full of bright, tempting flavors by using bold sauces and pairing them with enticing drizzles and dips.
6ix-Cheese Blend Pizza
Take a basic cheese pizza to the next level with a six-cheese blend of mozzarella, parmesan, asiago, romano, Monterey jack, and blue cheese, all heaped onto a base of Creamy Garlic Sauce. You can’t go wrong with the heavenly combo of cheese and garlic! Then, pair it with a Jalapeno Ranch Dip to add some zesty spice.
Or, how about a pizza packed with the flavors of the Mediterranean? Layer tomatoes, kalamata olives, diced cucumber, and feta cheese over a Pesto Sauce bursting with basil. Drizzle our Balsamic Vinaigrette Glaze on top to add depth and richness.
Garden Veggie Pizza
Finally, consider a classic garden veggie pizza: juicy roma tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella atop a Garlic and Herb Sauce with a tempting drizzle of Creamy White Sauce. Cream sauces are up 33.6% at pizza chains! (Technomic, 2022) Serve it with a Chipotle Cilantro Dip to add some smoky spice and Mexican flair – yum!
Mouthwatering Meat-Based Pizzas
Brighten up a meat-heavy pizza by topping it with a delightful drizzle. Or, pair that delectable creation with a mouth-watering dip to balance the robust flavors. Better yet, include both! Approximately 40% of consumers are motivated to visit a restaurant if they know it’s featuring a “unique, special, or new” sauce on the menu. (Mintel, 2022) So, it’s time to sauce-up your menu!
The Meat Lovers’
Give people what they want with a pie loaded with pepperoni, spicy Italian sausage, ground beef, and hickory-smoked bacon strips on top of a Spicy Marinara Sauce and fresh mozzarella. Then, cut through the rich flavor with a Serrano Garlic Drizzle, adding a spicy zing with a bright, grassy bite. Serve it alongside a Sriracha Creamy Garlic Dip for those who want a little extra spicy kick and creamy richness. We are drooling!
Hot Honey Pizza
Picture this: a six-cheese pizza covered in pepperoni and hot peppers. To add some sweet heat to that savory, spicy mix, why not top it with a Hot Honey Drizzle? Take it one step further with a Hot Honey Garlic Dip. The sticky, syrupy sweetness and kick of heat will give your pie some surprising pizzazz. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a flavor-packed garlic sauce – is it any wonder that 42% of pizza chains offer it? (Technomic, 2022)
Butter Chicken Pizza
Create a fusion of flavors by combining your favorite pizza crust with south Asian inspired butter chicken! This popular Indian dish features tandoor-grilled chicken simmered in an aromatic, buttery, creamy, positively lip-smacking tomato sauce. With its distinctive orange color and silky smoothness, Butter Chicken Sauce is sure to be a hit when ladled onto your pie dough. For a little extra oomph, drizzle on a Creamy Yogurt Sauce. The tart of the yogurt will jazz up the comforting sauce and tender chicken.
Pep Up Your Specialty Pizzas
Nearly every culture in the world features a dish similar to pizza – from Georgia’s adjaruli khachapuri to Japan’s okonomiyaki – which may help explain why today’s consumers are welcoming modern pizzas with global flavors. Look beyond marinara sauce and mozzarella to spark your customer’s curiosity.
How about a Tex-Mex pizza featuring chorizo crumbles, red onion, roma tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, and melty cheese? Top it with a Tex-Mex Drizzle to add that quintessential Tex-Mex burst of flavors: chili powder, cumin, garlic, paprika, and more.
Chimichurri Steak Pizza
Head south with a chimichurri steak pizza. Top your Herbaceous Chimichurri Sauce base with savory sliced steak, Monterey jack cheese, and fresh arugula. The flavor-forward chimichurri will add a bounty of flavor to the rich umami of the steak and the peppery arugula. Serve a Peppercorn Ranch Dip alongside it for a bold, tart, and absolutely tantalizing flavor bomb.
Marvelously Mouthwatering Sauces and Drizzles
When you’re working on a classic dish like pizza, don’t be afraid to play with unique flavor profiles. Whether you lather on the right sauce, sprinkle on a divine drizzle, or serve your pie with a dreamy dip, you can build exciting new custom flavors to broaden your customers’ perspectives on what a pizza can be! Our culinary team can help you fine-tune the perfect sauces, drizzles, and dipping sauces for pizza. The following are just a few of your options to take your pizza from ordinary to extraordinary:
- Hot Honey
- Herbed Olive Oil
- Buttery Buffalo
- Coconut Curry
- Miso Ranch
- Butter Chicken
- Sweet Chili Thai
- Avocado Cilantro
- Bacon Ranch
- Bacon Alfredo
- Texas BBQ
- Buttermilk Ranch
- Bourbon BBQ
- Smoky Southern-Style BBQ
- Creamy Garlic Parm
- Sour Cream
- Beef Bolognese
We are experts in all kinds of sauces, dips, drizzles, dressings, and marinades, and we would love to help you develop enticing new flavors for your pizzas. Whether you’re in food service or frozen retail products, we can help you bring your food to life and carve out your brand narrative with our value-adds. Ready to get started?