Top 9 Pickle Pizza Recipes to Try Out

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Top 9 Pickle Pizza Recipes to Try Out

Pickles on pizza? Such a great deal. Pickles and pizza is an unusual pairing that originated in Rochester, New York, and is the invention of Kathy Szuba, a Rhino’s employee. She proposed it after attending a pickles festival.

It began with a base of white garlic sauce, mozzarella cheese, and sliced dill pickles sprinkled with dill weed. This combination was then called dill pickle pizza and has since become popular worldwide with different pizzas.

Dill pickles give you a variety of fabulous flavors when used as pizza toppings. Below are the 9 best pizza pickles recipes you don’t want to miss.

1. Garlic and Dill Pickle Pizza

This elegant recipe combines the sweetness of garlic sauce, cheese, and the spicy flavor of dill pickles. It is very simple and easy to make. The two most important things about this recipe are the dough and garlic sauce which you can make ahead of time or buy from a store.

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  • 1 pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • A cup of creamy garlic sauce
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups of thinly sliced dill pickles
  • Dried fresh dill for garnish


1. Preheat your oven to 450 to 500 degrees and oil your pizza stone or sheet pan.

2. Shape your dough in circles using a rolling pin and create space at the perimeter for the crust.

3. Rub the dough with olive oil and set it aside to rise for a few minutes.

4. Top it with ½ cup garlic sauce and 1 cup of dill pickles, and spread the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle a generous amount of fresh dill.

5. Bake for 5 minutes on the bottom rack, then transfer to the top rack and bake for 10 minutes or more until the crust is golden brown and the top is dry.

6. Cut into slices and serve.

2. Ranch and Dill Pickle Pizza

Ranch dill pickle pizza

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You can never resist this pickle pizza if you like ranch and dill pickles. Other pizzerias serve the ranch aside for dipping, but I’d prefer to spread it over the dough and bake. Try it out.


  • 1 ball of pizza dough
  • ½ cup ranch sauce
  • 2 small garlic cloves thinly sliced for drilling
  • 1 cup freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of sliced dill pickles
  • Dried or fresh dill for finishing


1. Place the baking stone or steel in the oven and preheat it to 500 degrees.

2. Roll your dough in a circle and place it on the lightly oiled stone, leaving spaces at the edges.

3. Evenly spread the ranch on the dough, scatter the sliced garlic and mozzarella, then top it with pickles arranged in an even layer.

4. Transfer the pizza into the oven and bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted with brown spots and the crust is golden brown.

5. Remove your baked pizza from the oven and sprinkle it with fresh or dried dill.

6. Slice and serve.

3. Bacon Pickle Pizza

Bacon pickle pizza

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Spend half an hour and make this tasty pickle and bacon pizza. Garlic cheese pickles and bacon come together in this uniquely delicious pizza.


  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 pizza crust (premade)
  • 1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ cup sliced dill pickles
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped dill
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


1. Preheat the oven to 450 to 500 degrees and line the large baking stone with parchment paper.

2. In a bowl, whisk together oil and garlic powder. Place the pizza crust on a prepared stone and brush over it with the mixture.

3. Evenly sprinkle the crust with mozzarella cheese and bake until the cheese has melted.

4. Top it with dill pickle slices, chopped bacon, and crushed red pepper flakes, then bake for 5 more minutes.

5. Garnish with dill and serve.

4. Vegan Dill Pickle Pizza

Vegan dill pickle pizza

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This recipe uses vegan cheese instead of mozzarella for an equally delicious result. It is full of garlic and dill flavors and can be made as cheesy as you’d want it.


  • 1 gluten-free pizza crust
  • 1 cup of garlic sauce
  • 1 ½ cup vegan cheese shreds of your choice
  • ½ cup of sliced dill pickles
  • Dried or fresh dill


1. Preheat the oven to about 500 degrees with the pizza stone on the middle rack.

2. Roll your dough on a floured surface and shape it into circles as wide as your pizza stone, or you can use the gluten-free pizza crust.

3. Place the dough or crust on parchment paper or baking stone.

4. Evenly spread the garlic sauce on top of the crust, then entirely top it with the vegan cheese.

5. Top it with thinly sliced dill pickles, then sprinkle a generous amount of fresh or dried dill for additional dilly flavor.

6. Bake the pizza on the bottom rack, then transfer it to the top rack and bake for 5 to 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the bottom turns golden brown.

7. Remove the pizza from the oven and allow it to rest for 5 minutes or until it cools.

8. Slice and serve with ranch dressing or hot sauce.

5. Pickled Herring Pizza

Herring pizza

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Vegetables are not the only ingredients you can use as pickles. For this quick and exciting recipe, you need pizza, herring fillets, some cheese, and the tasty dill pickles


  • 1 frozen pizza of your choice
  • 2-4 herring fillets
  • Extra cheese
  • 1 cup of thinly sliced dill pickles
  • Fresh pickles for garnishing


1. Preheat the pizza stone and the oven up to 500 degrees.

2. Unpack your frozen pizza and place it on a pizza stone.

3. Thoroughly drain the fillets, then cut them into smaller pieces.

4. Evenly add the herring pieces to the pizza.

5. Top it with extra cheese and evenly spread the sliced dill pickles. Sprinkle it with fresh dill.

6. Bake it in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes to fully warm the frozen pizza.

7. Slice to serve and enjoy.

6. Dill Pickles Pizza

Dill pickle pizza

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For this interesting taste, you’ll top your pizza with Alfredo sauce and the sliced dill pickles for a salty, spicy combination.


  • 1 pizza dough
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ cups of dill pickle slices
  • Fresh or dried dills for garnishing


1. Place the pizza stone on the bottom rack of the oven and preheat to 500 degrees.

2. Stretch or roll the dough into 12-inch circles, place it on parchment paper, and then transfer it to a pizza stone.

3. Combine the Italian seasoning and garlic powder in a bowl.

4. Spread the Alfredo sauce on the dough and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.

5. Sprinkle the garlic and seasoning combination over the cheese and top it with the sliced dill pickles.

6. Put the pizza into the oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes until the crust is golden brown.

7. Garnish with fresh or dried dills and serve with ranch or hot sauce for dipping.

7. White Pizza With Pickled Onions and Peppers

White Pizza With Pickled Onions and Peppers

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This delicious recipe is made with white pizza sprinkled with pickled onions and red peppers.


  • 1 store-bought dough
  • 1 cup of ricotta sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ¾ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup of pickled onion
  • ½ red onion sliced
  • 2 ounces soppressata, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of grated Monterey jack


1. Mix cheeses, garlic powder, and olive oil in a medium bowl, then stir.

2. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

3. Preheat the oven up to 500 degrees.

4. Roll the dough or stretch into circles, place it on the pizza stone and top it with the cheese mixture.

5. Top with the pickled onions, soppressata, and pepper.

6. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling with brown dots.

7. Remove from the cooker and let cool down for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

8. Pepperoni Pickle Pizza

Pepperoni pickle pizza

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Pickle and chili lovers are always delighted whenever this simple pizza topped with pepperoni is made.


  • I pizza dough
  • ¾ cup pizza sauce of your choice. For this case, I prefer creamy garlic sauce.
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 24 slices of pepperoni
  • 1 cup sliced pickles


1. Preheat the oven with the pizza stone up to about 475 to 500 degrees.

2. Roll the dough with a rolling pin to make 14-inch circles, then transfer it to parchment paper or a lightly floured pizza stone.

3. Evenly spread the pizza sauce on the dough, leaving ½ inch around the perimeter.

4. Top it with half of the mozzarella cheese and sprinkle pepperoni and sliced pickles over the cheese evenly. Finish the topping with the remaining mozzarella cheese.

5. Put it in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the top has melted with brown spots.

6. Remove it from the oven and leave it to cool for a few minutes. Slice to serve.

9. Chicken Pickle Pizza

Zalat hot chicken and pickle pizza

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This chicken pizza is a delicious and really quick recipe. Chicken pizza lovers can enjoy it with some spicy pickles.


  • 1 rolled-out pizza dough
  • ¼ cup of barbeque sauce
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Black pepper
  • 4oz sliced chicken
  • ¼ cup of sliced pickles


1. Preheat the oven and the pizza stone to 500 degrees.

2. Spread the barbeque sauce on the rolled dough and top it with the mozzarella cheese.

3. Evenly spread the sliced pickles on the cheese and top it with the sliced chicken.

4. Finish the topping with the black pepper nicely sprinkled on the chicken.

5. Place it on a pizza stone and bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the crust is golden brown.

6. Remove the pizza and allow it cool for 5 minutes or more. Slice and serve.

Pizza Dough and Garlic Sauce for Pickle Pizza Recipes

Garlic white pizza sauce

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These nine recipes are some of the best pickle pizzas you don’t want to miss any day, any time. The most common and important ingredients in all the recipes are pizza dough and pizza sauce. So let us make pizza dough and garlic sauce for a tasty and spicy pickle pizza.

Recipe for Making Pizza Dough

Foolproof pizza dough

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This main course, American cuisine, takes about 1 hour to prepare. Once you’ve made this pizza dough, you can add any toppings, and you are good to enjoy your homemade pizza.


  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet of instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Warm water


1. Mix ½ of the flour with salt, sugar, instant yeast, and garlic powder in one large bowl.

2. Into the mixture, add olive oil and water, and stir well.

3. Gradually add the remaining flour as needed, stirring until the dough forms into a cohesive elastic ball pulling away from the bowl’ sides.

4. On a large separate bowl, sprinkle olive oil and brush with pastry brush up the sides of the bowl. 

5.  Form your pizza dough into a round ball and transfer it into the olive oil brushed bowl.

6. Roll the dough with your hands until it’s entirely covered with oil, then cover it and put it aside for 30 minutes to rise.

7. Once it’s risen, with your hands, gently deflate it and transfer it to a floured surface and knead it till it’s smooth.

How to Make Creamy Garlic Sauce

Creamy garlic sauce

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This creamy, garlicky sour cream-based sauce can be used as a dipping sauce or flavorful toppings for everything, including pizza.


  • Garlic cloves
  • Sour cream
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pepper
  • Lemon juice


1. Smash the garlic cloves with a mortar and pestle.

2. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl.

3. Stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

4. Store in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to a week.

5. Use it as a topping or dipping sauce.

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