20 Creative Sauces and Toppings for Dipping Pizza Crust

What do you do when you’ve come to the end of your pizza slice and all that is left is the crust? Do you eat it plain or do you dip it into something yummy? Do you have a special sauce for dipping pizza crust? In this post, we’ll explore creative sauces and toppings for dipping pizza crust!

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Our Family’s History of Pizza Bones and Dipping Sauces

One of our favorite meals to share when we have guests over is pizza and a leafy green salad.

Growing up I remember going out to pizza with my aunt who introduced me to a pizza tradition that I keep to this day. My aunt called the leftover crust pizza bones.

My aunt’s tradition is putting honey on pizza bones. You heard right. After we have eaten the pizza and the crust remains, we drizzle a little honey on it.

You will never see pizza bones going to waste in this house because when you add a little honey it’s like having dessert while we are still eating dinner!

While we continue to use honey on our pizza crust, we have also started topping it with balsamic glaze and experimenting with other flavors as well!

So, what’s good to dip pizza in?

There is a wide variety of dipping sauces that you can use. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • ranch
  • garlic herb dip
  • balsamic glaze
  • creamy garlic sauce
  • cheddar jalapeno sauce
  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • buffalo sauce

Many of the sauce ideas above you likely already have in your refrigerator. The dipping sauces for pizza below take a little more effort to make, but also elevate your pizza experience!

20 Sauces for Dipping Pizza Crust

If you’d like to add some flavor to your pizza night, consider making a couple of sauces and creating a tasting bar for your pizza crust.

Creamed Honey poured into mason jars
1. Creamed Honey
Honey is our family's favorite pizza dipping sauce. It adds a sweet flavor to the crust after the savory toppings. Every pizza night we plop a bottle of honey in the middle of the table and this often becomes our dessert for the evening.
This recipe is how we make creamed honey. The creamed honey will act more like a spread than a sauce, but takes your pizza bones to a whole other level!
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Balsamic Glaze being poured
2. Balsamic Glaze
We have recently been introduced to balsamic glaze. Balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction is a staple in our house. We use it to dress our salads and to add some “zing” to our avocado toast, flatbread, caprese salad, and cooked vegetables. The uses of Balsamic reduction are endless, but who would have thought that it was so easy to make!?
We use this recipe to make the balsamic glaze that we then put on top of our pizza crust!
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3. Homemade Pizza Sauce
If you want to continue the tangy and savory flavor of your pizza, consider using the sauce you used to make your pizza as a dipping sauce for your pizza crust!
This pizza sauce is easy to make and has all of the flavor you've come to love in homemade pizza.
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4. Dill Aioli
If you like the tartness of pickles, you will love this dill aioli sauce! It comes together quickly and makes a great sauce for potatoes and, of course, pizza!
This recipe is great because it can be made ahead of time and take out to add a cool, crisp flavor to your pizza bones.
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5. Garlic Parmesan Sauce
This creamy garlic sauce is perfect for pasta, on pizza, or used as a dipping sauce for your pizza crust. It is easy to make and compliments many main dishes.
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6. Garlic Cream Sauce
This is another garlic cream sauce option, but without parmesan. This sauce can be used for dipping your pizza crust and as the pizza sauce itself. It pairs nicely with vegetables.
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6. Breadsticks Dipping Sauce
It's been a long time since I've eaten at Pizza Hut, but if you're a fan of their breadstick sauce, then this is the recipe for you!
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7. Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce
If you love butter and garlic, then this is the sauce for you!
Isn't it just wonderful how a little butter or garlic can transform any dish into something spectacular? Trust me, this quick and easy dip I'm about to share with you is no exception. It's not just a sidekick for your pizza, it's a game-changer!
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8. Garlic Chili Oil
A drizzle of this fiery condiment over your fresh salad, a dollop on top of your favorite pizza, or even a splash mixed into your pasta noodles. This Garlic Chili Oil is not just any condiment. It's your secret weapon to turn up the heat and flavor in your pizza bones.
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9. Chili Infused Honey
Pizza dipping sauces listed above include honey and chili oil. Why not combine them for a sweet and spicy experience!
This recipe uses actual chilis, not just red pepper flakes, to infuse the honey with spice. It's sure to take your pizza dipping sauce to the next level!
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10. Sriracha Aioli Recipe
If you like hot and spicy, try this sriracha aioli sauce. It adds a nice balance of sweet and heat with the creaminess of mayo and a tang of lemon.
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11. Chipotle Aioli
This Chipotle Aioli is a delicious addition to many recipes. It's creamy and slightly tangy and has a perfect amount of spiciness. It makes a great dipping sauce for pizza bones!
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12. Herb Lemon Vinaigrette
If you're not in favor of ranch dressing for dipping your pizza, consider this lemon vinaigrette dressing.
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13. Basil Aioli
Pizza and basil just go together like peanut butter and jelly. This basil aioli sauce has simple ingredients and is easy to make. It is a favorite spread for sandwiches and makes a great dipping sauce!
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14. Cilantro Lime Dressing
If you like cilantro, you'll love this cilantro lime dressing as a pizza dipping sauce. It's just like a jalepeño ranch dressing.
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15. Lemon Dill Aioli
We have lemon and we have dill above, but what about combining them into a tangy aioli sauce?
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16. Comeback Sauce
This sauce is popular in the south. It's a zesty mayonnaise-based condiment that is a perfect dipping sauce, dressing, or spreadable condiment for your sandwich.
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17. Creamy Sweet Chili Sauce
We have creamy sauces above and we have chili sauces. Now we have a creamy chili sauce! This recipe contains just three ingredients and is easy to make for your pizza night!
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18. Copycat Blooming Onion Sauce
This is a zesty sauce that would go great with a vegetable pizza! This sauce as a bit of punch, so be prepared for it!
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19. Bread Dipping Spices
Since pizza crust is basically bread, consider going back to an easy blend of oil and spices.
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20. Arrabbiata Sauce
I just love the name of this pizza dipping sauce, Arrabbiata. Arrabbiata means angry. This pizza dipping sauce is basically a spicy tomato sauce that is easy to whip up in 30 minutes.
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Do you have a favorite sauce that you use for dipping pizza crust? If you don’t have one yet, I hope you find your favorite sauce above!

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