Pickle Pizza is a unique and delicious take on pizza made with a homemade thin pizza crust topped with garlic sauce, dill pickles, and both mozzarella and parmesan cheese. If you enjoy pickles, you’ll definitely love this pizza. And, even if you’re not a fan of pickles, give it a try! The flavor combination is sure to impress. Try my Dill Pickle Dip for another delicious pickle-based recipe.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Crust: I prefer my homemade thin pizza crust. It is super simple, doesn’t require rise time, and is ready in under 30 minutes. You could also buy pizza dough at the store. If you prefer a thicker crust, you will have to increase the baking time.
Garlic Sauce: This homemade garlic sauce is AMAZING, but it isn’t just for pizzas. In fact, it is a delicious dipping sauce and can give everything from bread to chicken some added flavor!
Pickles: Thinly sliced dill pickles were preferred on this pizza. But, you can cut them as thick as you would like! You could also buy dill pickle chips.
Cheese: I used shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese on top of the pizza.
Additional Toppings: If you like protein on your pizza, add some ham or Canadian bacon!
Can I Make Pickle Pizza Ahead of Time?
You can certainly get parts of the pizza made ahead of time. The garlic sauce can be made and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. As for the crust dough, it can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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- 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
- ¾ cup (172.5 g) sour cream
- ¼ cup (58 g) mayonnaise
- 1-2 teaspoons water
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 package (13 ounces) thin-crust pizza dough, or homemade pizza dough
- 2-3 dill pickles, thinly sliced
- 1 cup (113 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup (25 g) parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients until creamy and smooth.
- Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle. You can use a pizza stone or baking sheet. I like to line mine with parchment.
- Top with the garlic sauce, sliced pickles, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown. Let the pizza sit for about 3 minutes before cutting and serving.
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I loved, loved, Loved the garlic sauce. Truly great. I also loved the pizza itself. My son’s enjoyed it as well…their only criticism was the did not like the pickles in big chunks. I think next time I will chop them small. With that being said, personal preference, this is a fantastic recipe if you like pickles and garlic. Thank you for sharing. Definitely will make this again.
My family had pickle pizza for the first time at a music festival during the fall of 2022 and everyone raved about it! I started to look for a recipe recently after reminiscing about this festival and stumbled upon a few but put my hopes on this one because the simple homemade sauce was enticing. I made it today and it blew us away! We loved every bite! It’s a definite do-again! : )
Oh my goodness this was so easy and simply DELICIOUS! We’ve never had or even heard of pickle pizza before I stumbled upon your recipe. My husband loves pickles and LOVES pizza even more, so I had to give this a try. H LOVED IT! I used instant dry yeast vs active, since that’s all we had. I added a couple extra cloves of garlic to the garlic sauce and sprinkled some red pepper flakes on top when it came out of the oven but other than that followed your recipe exactly. I even made your pizza crust recipe and baked the crust for 5 min before putting the toppings on. This was just SUPERB! I usually Doctor up frozen pizzas when I’m feeling too lazy to cook but with this recipe that will be a thing of the past. Definitely going into the weekly rotation.THANK YOUUUUUUUU!!!
I actually did this keto by using a keto chicken crust recipe – delish!! Very rich but very good.
So, the first time I had Pickle pizza was last yr in NY. I was freaking out! I looked and tried several recipes but yours was by far the best one. I did add feta and some spinach and I will never eat another pizza ever again… except if I’m in NY! Thank you so much!
I love pickle pizza – but the real MVP of this recipe is the pizza sauce. I make pickle pizzas and Greek pizzas with it. If you throw some red onion, feta, mozzarella, and tomatoes on top it is absolutely fantastic. I seriously use it all the time.
So glad you like it! We tested for a week straight!
Has anyone substituted plain yogurt for the sour cream?
I added a tablespoon or so of ranch dressing mix to the sauce and doubled the garlic. It was amazing.
i’ve made pickle pizza a few times before & used olive oil/fresh garlic as the base but this sauce took it to a new level!
Yay! So glad you liked it!
I used Tones dill pickle seasoning instead of salt and Omg… delish.
Can’t wait to try it!!
Delicious recipe. Never would have thought pickles on pizza would taste so amazing. Huge hit! A definite must try!
I’ve made this recipe too many times to count. The only thing I change is adding a second garlic clove to the sauce and some red pepper flakes to the top for a little spice. What a delicious recipe!
Love the pizza