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Papa John's Dipping Sauces

By Todd Wilbur

Score: 3.67. Votes: 3
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John Shnatter was only 23 years old when he used $1600 in start-up money to buy a pizza oven and have it installed in the broom closet of an Indiana tavern. John started delivering his hot, fresh pizzas, and in 1984, the first year of his business, he was selling 300 to 400 pizzas a week. 

John keeps the Papa John's menu simple. You won't find salad or subs or chicken wings on his menu. The company just sells pizza, with side orders of breadsticks and cheeseticks made from the same pizza dough recipe. With each order of breadsticks or cheesesticks comes your choice of dipping sauces. I've got clones for all three of those tasty sauces—Special Garlic, Cheese, and Pizza. You can make your own breaksticks by making your favorite pizza dough, and slicing it into sticks. If you want cheesesticks, brush some of the Garlic Sauce on the dough, then sprinkle it with mozzarella cheese and bake. Slice the baked dough into sticks and use the dipping sauce of your choice. 

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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Special Garlic Sauce
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch salt
Cheese Sauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Cheez Whiz
  • 2 teaspooon juice from canned jalapenos (nacho slices)
Pizza Sauce
  • One 10 3/4-ounce can tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspooon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspooon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
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    • Restaurant/Brand
      Papa John's
    • Instructions

      Special Garlic Sauce
      1. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl.

      2. Microwave on 1/2 power for 20 seconds, stir.

      Makes 1/2 cup.

      Cheese Sauce
      1. Combine the cornstarch with the milk in a small bowl and stir until the cornstarch has dissolved.

      2. Add the Cheez Whiz and stir to combine. Microwave on high for 1 minute, then stir until smooth.

      3. Add the juice from a bottle of jalapeno slices, and stir.

      Makes 1/2 cup.

      Pizza Sauce
      1. Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil.

      2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

      Makes 1 cup.

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Jan 17, 2014, 23:00

this is so yummy if you make this you will love it.

Tessa Kriesel
Oct 13, 2011, 22:00

Wow Janelle, it was ONLY 79 cents!!!!