Zesty Pickle Pizza

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Zesty Pickle Pizza offers a unique and delicious spin on traditional pizza, featuring a homemade thin crust adorned with zesty garlic sauce, tangy dill pickles, and a blend of mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Whether you’re a pickle aficionado or a skeptic, this flavor fusion is bound to captivate your taste buds.

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Zesty Pickle Pizza

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Crust: Opt for my homemade thin pizza crust, a quick and easy option that requires no rise time and is ready in under 30 minutes. Alternatively, store-bought pizza dough can be used. Adjust baking time if opting for a thicker crust.
  • Garlic Sauce: This homemade garlic sauce is versatile and delectable, doubling as a flavorful dipping sauce for everything from bread to chicken.
  • Pickles: Thinly sliced dill pickles are the star of this pizza, though thickness can be adjusted to personal preference. Dill pickle chips can also be used as an alternative.
  • Cheese: A combination of shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheeses provides the perfect cheesy finish to the pizza.
  • Additional Toppings: For added protein, consider incorporating ham or Canadian bacon.

Zesty Pickle Pizza

Can I Make Zesty Pickle Pizza Ahead of Time?

Certain components of the pizza can be prepared in advance. The garlic sauce can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. The crust dough can also be prepared ahead, with storage options including refrigeration for up to 3 days or freezing for up to 3 months.

Zesty Pickle Pizza


Garlic Sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • ¾ cup (170 g) sour cream
  • ¼ cup (60 g) mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoons water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • 1 package (13 ounces/370 g) thin-crust pizza dough, or homemade pizza dough
  • 2-3 dill pickles, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (110 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup (25 g) parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Garlic Sauce: In a medium bowl, combine all garlic sauce ingredients until creamy and smooth.
  3. Pizza: Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-inch (30 cm) circle, using a pizza stone or lined baking sheet.
  4. Spread the garlic sauce evenly over the dough, then layer with sliced pickles, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. Allow the pizza to rest for about 3 minutes before slicing and serving.

Zesty Pickle Pizza

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