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This garlic sauce is the closest that I've found to the real thing. Thanks for posting.

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gwynn July 25, 2013

Loved this easy recipe. I used Fleishmann's 1/2 c. olive oil margarine and 1/4 teaspoon california style garlic salt. My husband and son thought it was just like the kind purchased at the pizza shop.
***If anyone would like a new pizza crust recipe to try, I use a recipe that is for Focaccia bread:
3/4 oz. active dry yeast (equivalent to 6 3/4 teaspoons~I buy bulk at Costco's)
1 1/2 cups lukewarm almost hot tap water(not boiled)
3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
5 cups white bread flour (King Arthur's is great)
2 teaspoons salt

Using soup size spoon, mix yeast with 4 tablespoons water(it will get very thick and kind of clumpy, but don't worry..it will be fine when you add the rest of the water-doing it this way helps the yeast mix nicely with the water), then stir in the remaining water, then stir in the olive oil. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and salt together and make a well in the center. Pour the yeast mixture into the well in the center of the flour and mix to a soft dough(I use my hand). Put the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes, until smooth and elastic(if any flour left in bowl, don't worry about it...don't add water to it, it will make the dough tough in spots; I know from experience). Place in a lightly oiled bowl(use olive oil), cover with a lightly oiled plastic wrap. Let dough rise till double in size(takes about 1/2 hour). I use the round pizza pans found at T.J.Maxx (and other places) that have the holes in the bottom for a nicer crust. Using 1/2 dough, roll it out into circle to fit the pan(the dough will be on the thin side~if you want it to be thicker, cook the pizza in 325 degree oven(it will rise quite a bit in a slower oven). If you like it thin/crispy like myself, cook it in 400 degree oven. I use Mid's pizza sauce, Sargento or Kraft provolone/mozzarella chesse blend, Bridgeford pepperoni(best I've found) and chopped: sweet red pepper, sweet onion, mushrooms. I brushed some of this garlic sauce along the edge of the crust before I put on the pizza sauce; it gives the crust a nice garlicy taste. Enjoy :) I love making my own pizza, it's cheaper, has better ingredients, and is healthier :)

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mominthegreatlakesarea March 01, 2011

This garlic sauce is about the closest that I have found. Close enough to the original if not exact. It does not need the extra salt as I have found in other recipes. This garlic sauce is a keeper. The next one to try is the cheese sauce as that is my favorite. No more spending the .75 per cup. We go through about 4 cups per pizza. That is an extra $3 we save/pizza. Awesome!! Thanks Dropbear!!!

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No likey clean-up December 21, 2009

Very easy sauces. I've made the garlic sauce (with powder and fresh) and the pizza sauce. I'm using the pizza sauce in Pizza Dip With Parmesan Twists for a Christmas Eve appetizer.

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WI Cheesehead December 24, 2008

5 stars for each sauce! Fantastic - thanks!

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steve in FL June 14, 2008

The 5 stars are for the garlic sauce and pizza sauce. We had made some homemade pizzas one night and my BF wanted something to dip the crusts into. These were great and tasted soooo similar to Papa John's... Great taste and very easy to put together with all the ingredients right in my pantry! Thanks!!!

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atlfitgirl August 11, 2007

I am only reviewing the pizza sauce on this one. It was so simple and delicious and very similar to Papa John's. We don't have one near us now, but I lived off of Papa John's in college. It brings back a lot of memories.

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Julie421511 February 24, 2007

Made all three sauces and they were great!!! Served these with homemade breadsticks. SO GOOD!!

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Kim~In~Canada November 15, 2006

Well, I only made 2 out of the 3 sauces, but I plan on making the 3rd one soon. The Garlic Sauce is my favorite. The cheese sauce is my son's favorite. I thought the cheese sauce was too thin, so I would add less milk next time.

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Charmie777 March 27, 2006
Pizza Dipping Sauces CopyCat Papa John's