You can put almost anything on a pizza and it would taste delicious. Why wouldn’t it? A crisp crust with cheese on top will always be a winner, so be adventurous with your pizza toppings. Any combination can be made to suit your tastes!
For one of the most unique pizzas you’ve ever had, try this Easy Dill Pickle Pizza Recipe! It comes together in just 30 minutes and is the perfect vegetarian meal for a major pickle lover. This cheesy pizza is topped with a homemade Dill Sauce that highlights the pickles very nicely. You won’t believe how good this pizza is.
When making this pizza, you can use your favorite store-bought crust. That means gluten-free, keto, and vegan diets can accommodate this recipe. If you are using an unbaked dough, be sure to prebake it so that your cheese and pickles don’t overcook as the crust bakes. You want your pickles to still be crunchy on top!
The pizza sauce is not a tomato sauce in this recipe. Some pizza recipes call for alfredo sauce or an olive oil base instead. This recipe uses a very garlicky olive oil sauce that has only 3 pantry ingredients; extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning! So much flavor in such a simple sauce.
There are so many types of pickles in the world, it’s hard to know which to use. You can use cornichons, which are small and brightly flavored pickles that add sweetness and tang. Dill pickles or bread and butter pickles are also acceptable. Be sure to buy whole pickles and then slice them yourself for thin, uniform slices on your pizza.
Mozzarella cheese tops this pizza along with the pickles, but feel free to use any cheese you have here. You’ll want a cheese that melts nicely, so use mozzarella, fontina, cheddar, or Monterey jack cheese. This will give you that picture-perfect cheese-pull when you slice your pizza.
Dill Sauce is what compliments the pickles so well in this recipe. It is a creamy sauce of sour cream, fresh dill, fresh chives, and lemon juice. Dill and pickles are closer friends than peanut butter and jelly, so Dill Sauce is an essential element of the pizza. It is drizzled on top after the pizza is baked so the herbs stay fresh and crisp.
For the Dill Sauce:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Take your prepared pizza crust and lay it on a pizza baking tray. You can oil or spray the pan with nonstick spray if your pans are known to stick to food. If you are using raw pizza dough, prebake your crust before topping with the cheese and pickles.
In a small bowl, combine the extra virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning, and finely minced garlic. Mix with a fork and brush this all over your pizza crust. This will act as the pizza sauce.
Sprinkle the cubed mozzarella cheese over the crust, followed by the sliced pickles. Arrange the toppings so that you have about 1 inch of crust all around the pizza. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
As the pizza bakes, make the Dill Sauce that goes on top. Combine the sour cream, fresh dill, fresh chives, lemon juice, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add the sauce to a squeeze bottle to drizzle over the hot pizza.
Remove the pizza from the oven and top with the Dill Sauce in horizontal strokes. Slice into 8 equal triangle pieces and serve.