Pizza Mate: Garlic Dipping Sauce

IMG_8411.JPGA concept that was introduced to me while dining at a Papa John’s restaurant in Beijing was a special dipping sauce that came with your pizza… it now made the previously unappealing crusts of the pizza (unappealing to most children anyway) now a necessary component of the meal. Every dip now turns your crust into instant garlic bread!

Tired of seeing leftover crusts on my son’s plate, I decided to whip together my own version of the dipping sauce… (note: there’s no Papa John’s in Perth)


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Place the butter in a small bowl and pop it into the oven with the pizza. Once the butter has melted, pull it out of the oven and mix in the rest of the ingredients. Serve on the side of the pizza. Chances are you won’t get through the batch in one setting, but it can be covered and kept in the fridge for next time… just pop it back in the oven when the pizza is baking.