When I was little, Little Caesar’s pizza was my favorite item on my family picnic menus. Now, I go back to it once in a while, but I always try to order something different — this is how my favorite sauce and food combos came to be! So, what sauces does Little Caesar’s have?
Little Caesar’s has four sauce dips: Butter Garlic, Buffalo Ranch, Cheesy Jalapeno, and Crazy Sauce. Aside from these, there is Cheese and the Classic Pizza Sauce. You can also choose among three sauces for your wings: Barbecue, Buffalo, and Garlic Parmesan.
Little Caesar’s is best known for its $5 pepperoni pizza, which can be a quick and convenient solution for those who are in a hurry or are in no mood to cook. There is, however, more to the menu than pizza. In the following lines, I will introduce you to each of them with detailed description and their perfect pairs.
List of Little Caesars Dipping Sauces
Little Caesar’s offers several dipping sauces, perfect for chicken wings, cheese breads, chips, and nachos, and if you are an adventurous spirit, you can also use them on pizza. To learn more about these sauces, read on.
Ranch Sauce is an all-time favorite dipping sauce. Ranch Sauce is a well-balanced, versatile sauce made of buttermilk, mayonnaise, chives, herbs, and spices. It is a perfect dipping for pizza crust.
Various ingredients in this sauce combine into a satisfying condiment that is also a good match with chicken wings, breadsticks, and vegetables. Creamy and herbaceous, with some garlicky and tangy notes, Ranch Sauce is an appetizing addition to any meal.
Butter Garlic Sauce
Buttery Garlic Sauce is a savory combination of creamy, slightly salty, aromatic sauce that pairs up well with Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread. The sauce enhances the flavor of the breadstick sprinkled with parmesan and garlic powder.
However, you can also use it as a dipping for a pizza crust. Moreover, it combines well with all sorts of breadsticks and crusts. Also, consider matching it with chicken wings.
Buffalo Ranch Sauce
If you are a ranch lover, you may love this Buffalo Ranch Sauce. The smooth texture and sharp buffalo flavor are sure to win you over if you’re a fan of the spicy aftertaste. With its distinct flavor, Buffalo Ranch is a lovely upgrade to most fried meals.
I absolutely loved the pairing of this sauce with signature pepperoni pizza, but I once ordered it with the Oven Roasted Caesar Wings, and it tasted like a blessing — the fresh, sour, and spicy flavors combined so well with the wings!
Cheesy Jalapeno Sauce
Although Cheesy Jalapeno Sauce was not available a few years ago, Little Caesar’s brought it back due to its great popularity. This condiment contains creamy cheddar cheese combined with flavorful and spicy jalapeno pieces. It makes a refreshing twist on a classic cheese sauce, perfect for meals that need a little spice.
Whether you drizzle it over pizza or use it as a pretzel dip, you can be sure you will enjoy it. The spiciness makes it a tasty addition to chicken wings as well. Even meals that aren’t listed on the Little Caesar’s menu, such as noodles and pasta, go wonderfully with the sauce.
Though the name is telling, Crazy Sauce is not that crazy, actually. It is a tomato-based marinara sauce with a straightforward flavor and texture.
So, the sauce includes tomato paste, which gives it a sweet and tangy flavor characteristic of traditional marinara sauces. It also contains a blend of spices and herbs, which add a specific note to tomato paste, making it more savory and aromatic.
On Little Caesar’s menu, it usually comes with Crazy Bread. The combination of the warm, soft breadsticks with the tangy and savory Crazy Sauce creates a delicious and satisfying treat.
Apart from that, Crazy Sauce can be a delicious dipping sauce for other items on Little Caesar’s menu, such as their Italian Cheese Bread, which is a variation of their Crazy Bread topped with melted cheese, chicken wings or nuggets, and, of course, pizza.
List of Little Caesars Pizza Sauces
Overall, most of the dipping sauces can make a flavorful match with Little Caesar’s pizza. However, not all of them can be used as pizza bases. Little Caesar’s has special sauces for that, and to learn more about them, take a look at the following lines.
Classic Pizza Sauce
Classic pizza sauce is a tomato-based sauce that serves as the base for most pizzas. It is designed to provide a flavorful and savory foundation to complement the toppings and cheese on the pizza.
The exact recipe for Little Caesars’ classic pizza sauce is a corporate secret. However, there are several typical ingredients common for this type of sauce, such as canned crushed tomatoes or tomato paste, olive oil, herbs, spices, garlic, onions, and seasoning.
If you wish to make a replica at home, here is how to make this sauce.
Cook canned crushed tomatoes to make them softer and easier to blend. After that, add a tomato paste to make it thicker and intensify the tomato flavor. Slice up onions and garlic, as well as some fresh herbs, like oregano, thyme, or basil, add salt, pepper, and olive oil, and mix it all.
In case you have fresh tomatoes, use them instead of those in a can. Also, you can add a sprinkle of sugar, which will enhance the taste of other ingredients, and some chilly flakes, if you prefer a spicy sauce.
Different pizza chains have their variations of pizza sauce, and the specific ingredients and proportions used can vary to create a unique flavor profile.
Cheese Pizza Sauce
As mentioned above, Little Caesar’s sometimes also offers pizza with cheese sauce and pretzel crust as a base. Like classic pizza sauce, the restaurant doesn’t give out the recipe. Still, there are several ingredients you can use to make this sauce at home.
For instance, you can make cheese pizza sauce with sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, hot sauce, evaporated milk, and cornstarch. All you need is to melt cheese with cornstarch in a pan at low heat, then add hot sauce and cornstarch, and whisk everything until it becomes smooth.
Cheddar cheese has a sharp cheesy taste, so it may not be to your taste. So, if you are looking to replace it, try gouda or provolone.
List of Little Caesars Caesar Wings Sauces
Even though Little Caesar’s is known for its delicious pizza, they also offer a range of tasty Caesar Wing sauces. These are the perfect complement to their crispy, flavorful wings, and come in a variety of flavors to suit any taste — this is what you need to know about them:
Garlic Parmesan Sauce
Little Caesar’s Garlic Parmesan Sauce is a popular sauce for wings. The creamy and flavorful sauce is a rich and indulgent combination of garlic and Parmesan cheese, which are also perfect for breadsticks and pretzels. I imagine it would make a great addition to a pizza, though I haven’t tried this yet.
It really compliments the Caesar Wings. This sauce will add a creamy, savory texture to them and enhance their cheesy and garlicky flavor. Overall, I truly believe that the Garlic Parmesan Sauce adds an extra layer of deliciousness to every combination.
Little Caesar’s Buffalo Sauce is a zesty and bold wing sauce with a balance of tanginess and spiciness. This type of sauce usually contains vinegar, hot sauce, or cayenne pepper, and in some cases, even butter.
It has an intense flavor that matches well with chicken wings or nuggets, but I believe that it can make an amazingly delicious dip for pizza. Even if you aren’t interested in using it as a pizza crust dip, I urge you not to overlook other possible pairings with the tangy and spicy combo!
The sauce is an excellent topping for any dish, not just the wings. Sweet, spicy, and slightly smoky, it pairs well with different types of meat and fries. There is a slight tangy flavor to this sauce, which enhances other spices and flavors in the meal.
It includes tomato paste, hickory smoke flavor, mustard, barbecue seasoning spice, distilled vinegar, sugar, water, salt, and cornstarch. In Little Caesar’s, it usually comes with Caesar wings, but you can use it to accompany their bread menu items, be it the Italian Cheese or the Stuffed Crazy Bread.
On some occasions, Little Caesar’s used to offer limited-time specialty pizzas with Barbecue Sauce bases. It was a rich, smoky, and savory take on a classic pizza, and I really hope I get to experience it again soon.
Which Little Caesar’s sauce is the BFF of your Caesar Wings order? I would love to read all about your favorites in the comments below!