You read that title correctly! A homemade VODKA SAUCE PIZZA is here for you to create and dream about for the rest of your lives (ok, I’m being dramatic, but this is good). Refer to my homemade pizza dough recipe for the most important part of your pizza.
If you haven’t already caught on, vodka sauce is hands down my favorite sauce (absolutely no questions asked). Vodka sauce on pizza first came about in our household when we decided to add our leftover vodka sauce to our Trader Joe’s cauliflower pizza (so good by the way). We haven’t looked back since the last bite.
Typically most cheese pizzas i’m used to consist of 4 cheeses (also known as ‘Quattro Formaggio’). Freshly grated parmesan and low moisture shredded mozzarella were my choices for this homemade pizza as I’m not a huge fan of too much cheese.
A two cheese pizza made with a homemade buttery garlic & vodka sauce.
- 3 Tbsp Butter melted
- 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese finely powdered
- Dash Ground Pepper
- Dash Garlic Powder
- Dash Salt optional
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 3 Tbsp Butter divided
- 1 Whole Medium Yellow Onion Chopped
- 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 3/4 Cup Vodka
- 1 14 oz Can Tomato Paste
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt optional*
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream or one total cup of heavy cream, omit the yogurt
- 1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
- Salt don’t be shy & Pepper to taste
- 1 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Melt the butter and mix all ingredients together in a measuring cup or bowl.
Melt 2 Tbsp of butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once melted, add the onion and garlic (garlic burns easily so lower the heat and watch carefully). Lower the heat to medium-low and stir the garlic & onion. Let simmer for 2 minutes (again, pay attention to the garlic). Pour in the vodka and add some salt (I like to add a little salt as I cook…tasting as I go). Cook for 3 minutes. Add the can of tomato paste or pure and stir. Once combined, reduce to low heat. Stir in the heavy cream and stir. Add the red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Add 1 last tbsp of butter … just because. Lastly, I like to slowly stir in about 1/4 cup of Parmesan (optional).
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place your pan(s) in the oven while the oven preheats.
Use my dough recipe linked above (must be made 24+ hours in advance).
Once the dough is rolled out, carefully place one pizza on the preheated pan and use a brush to brush the garlic olive oil mixture all over the pizza and crust. Don’t be stingy!
Add the vodka sauce to the dough one spoonful at a time (leave room around the edges). You can add as much as you’d like, but don’t add too much as you don’t want it to weigh down the dough. I used about 1/2 cup.
Once the sauce is evenly spread, add the parmesan and mozzarella (or cheeses of your choice).
Top with red pepper flakes and parsley if you’d like!
Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes (remove once the crust and the cheese are golden and crispy).
*You will not need all of this vodka sauce, but I highly recommend making the entire batch and freezing it for later. You can add to pasta, chicken parm, or more pizzas!