What’s with the pickles on the pizza? If you’re not already convinced that pickles belong on pizza, try them with garlic dill sauce and melty cheese like they were made for each other.
Who would have thought to put pickles on pizza? In other words, pickle pizza does exist. This dish will prove to you that the briny topping belongs on a pie. Creamy garlic dill sauce, ooey-gooey cheese, and sharp pickle slices combine to make this unique pizza. It may seem strange, but wait until you try it. Extremely perfectly balanced tastes that leave you wanting more. You can count on our approval. There’s a new pizza in town, and pickle fans are going to flip for it.
Recipe for Pickle Pizza Ingredients
Exactly who was the first to put pickles on a pizza? A few examples of such tales are: It was August of 2018 when Rochester, New York’s Rhino’s Pizzeria said they had created the first pizza. Furthermore, QC Pizza in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, introduced the Canadian bacon-topped “It’s Kind of a Big Dill” pizza in June 2019 that quickly gained internet popularity.
In any case, most pickle pizzas have several standard ingredients. Cheese, pickles, and garlic white sauce or ranch dressing are common toppings. Using these components, we developed our own unique recipe (which is not an exact replica of any of the aforementioned recipes, but it has certain taste characteristics). The ingredients for this dish are as follows:
- Plain or Greek yoghurt, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper make up the ingredients for a garlic dill sauce.
- Melted mozzarella
- Cheese made with Parmesan
- Pickled gherkins
Preparing the Garlic Dill Sauce
The yoghurt and mayonnaise in this garlic dill sauce give it a new twist while yet maintaining the familiar flavour of our Homemade Ranch Dressing. These are some helpful hints for making this sauce:
- Try using some sour cream or yoghurt instead. Yogurt is a healthier alternative to heavy cream and produces a nice, light sauce; if you use Greek yoghurt, you may need to thin it up with 1/2 tablespoon of water. Or use sour cream in its place.
- You may also use store-bought ranch dressing if you like. Alternatively, store-bought ranch dressing may be used in place of the sauce. However, we think you’ll agree that the handmade version is much superior.
Pizza toppings made with pickles
These pickles even get a few lines of music! Whole dill pickles, finely sliced, are our go-to. Why?
- In certain cases, the thickness of pre-sliced dill chips is too great to eat. If they’re too hefty, they’ll bury the pickle pizza’s other tastes.
- An alternative can be a deli-style sliced pickle from the store, such as Grillo Dill Chips. Use your judgement, since many commercial jars have a very powerful taste.
With respect to the pizza flour
What’s the key to making the tastiest pizza with pickles? A pizza base created from scratch. Dough may be made in several ways, based on personal choice and the resources at hand. All things considered, your best bets are as follows:
- Best Pizza Dough: The Best Pizza Dough, in our opinion, is the kind that cooks up beautifully on a pizza stone.
- Lean Pastry: It’s simple to make pizza dough, and you can roll it out rather than stretch it, which makes it ideal for pizza delivery. Since there is less dough, it’s also a little bit better for you.
- Pizza Crust: Is there a pizza oven in the house? Those of you who need a dough recipe, this one is for you.
- Pan Pizza Perfection: Use a cast-iron pan to cook your pickle pizza. It has a light and airy crust when baked.
- Sheet Pan Pizza: This recipe for pizza in a sheet pan serves two people and may be easily doubled for a larger gathering.
Choose your crust, then pile on the cheesy sauce and crunchy pickle slices. I really think you’ll like it as much as we do! Leave your thoughts in the section below.
This recipe for pickle pizza is…
- One and only recipe The Finest Pizza Crust, Pizza Oven Flour, or Best Pizza Dough
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt (or sour cream) (or 1/4 cup Greek yoghurt with 1/2 tablespoon water)
- Mayonnaise, 2 Tablespoons
- 1/3 of a teaspoon of honey
- Quarter of a teaspoon of dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and black pepper
- 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- Two Tablespoons of Grated Parmesan
- Thinly sliced and dried dill pickles (two)
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
- Garnish with some hot sauce (optional)
- Produce pizza dough by: Make the dough according to a recipe, such as Best Pizza Dough, Thin Crust Pizza Dough, or Pizza Oven Dough. (Preparation and resting time total roughly 45 minutes.)
- Set the oven temperature to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and put a pizza stone inside. OR fire up your pizza oven (this is the one we use).
- Prepare the sauce by: In a mixing bowl, combine the yoghurt, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and black pepper.
- Coat the pizza with sauce and bake it: When the oven is hot, sprinkle cornmeal or semolina flour on a pizza peel. You may use the back of a rimmed baking sheet or a rimless baking sheet in the absence of a pizza peel. However, a pizza peel is an essential tool. See How to Stretch Pizza Dough for details on how to shape the dough into a circular. Carefully transfer the dough on the pizza stone.
- Cover the dough with a thin coating of the garlic dill sauce. Sprinkle in some mozzarella and Parmesan. Sprinkle some dry oregano and add the pickles.
- Carefully slide the pizza off the peel and onto the prepared pizza stone. Cook the pizza for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the dough is golden (or 1 to 2 minutes in a pizza oven).
- Just let the pizza a minute or two to cool, and then, if you want things spicy, you can top it with hot sauce. Cut into slices and serve at once.