Pickle Pizza is thin crust pizza topped with homemade garlic sauce, dill pickles, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. If you love pickles, be sure to give my Dill Pickle Dip a try!

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Pickle Pizza

Don’t knock down this pizza recipe until you try it. Even those who are not a fan of pickles were able to enjoy a piece of this pizza! We prefer our homemade thin pizza crust, but you can sure use a storebought crust. And then, the crust is topped with a creamy, sour cream-based garlic sauce, dill pickles, and both mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Pickle Pizza Ingredients

Crust: Again, 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.

If you like protein on your pizza, add some ham or Canadian bacon!

How to Make Garlic Sauce

The garlic sauce complements the pickles so well in this pickle pizza! To make the garlic sauce, I used half of the amount of the original recipe. But, as I stated above, you may want to make a full batch and save half for a dipping sauce. Anyway, the sauce is the first thing you want to make for this recipe.

To make the sauce, it doesn’t get much simpler. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients until the mixture is creamy and smooth. If not using right away, store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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How to Make Pickle Pizza

Once the sauce has been made, it’s super easy to get this pizza served in about 20 minutes! To make the pizza, first, roll out the dough to a 12-inch circle. You can use a pizza pan or pizza stone to cook the pizza.

Next, evenly spread out the garlic sauce over the crust. Then, top with the sliced pickles and both kinds of cheese. Bake in the oven for 16-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it sit for about 3 minutes before cutting and serving.

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4.91 from 11 votes

Pickle Pizza

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Pickle Pizza is thin crust pizza topped with homemade garlic sauce, dill pickles, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.


Garlic Sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoons water
  • ½ teaspoon 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 mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

Garlic Sauce

  • 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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  1. 5 stars
    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! : )

  2. 5 stars
    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!!!

  3. 5 stars
    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!

  4. 5 stars
    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.

  5. 5 stars
    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!

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe. Never would have thought pickles on pizza would taste so amazing. Huge hit! A definite must try!

  7. 5 stars
    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!

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