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dill pickle & salami pizza with white garlic sauce

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Maggie M
In The Kitchen, OH

I know it sounds weird but it is surprisingly delicious. It was pizza night, and we usually order from 1 particular pizza place here in town because they are consistently good and prompt. But periodically we make our own, and tonight was one of those nights. I had ordered a dill pickle pizza and loved it, so I tried making it myself with a few adjustments to see how it would come out. One word - Scrumptious! Simple to make, and the leftovers are awesome. Make it with or without the salami - maybe sub another protein if you like.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Attention pickle lovers! This is one homemade pizza recipe you won't want to miss! Using premade pizza crust makes this pizza easy to prepare. The creamy garlic sauce is the delicious base for the pizza. It highlights the flavor of pickles and savory salami. The blend of four types of cheese makes this pizza super cheesy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 21 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For dill pickle & salami pizza with white garlic sauce

  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 - 1-1/4 c
    milk or cream
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3 clove
    garlic, pressed or finely grated
  • 1/4 c
    shredded Parmesan cheese
  • pizza crust - homemade or store-bought
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • shredded provolone cheese
  • shredded muenster cheese
  • shredded Parmesan cheese
  • dill weed (fresh is best but dried will work; the amount is up to you)
  • salami, thinly sliced cut into strips or squares
  • dill pickles, sliced thin
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    dill pickle juice
  • additional shredded mozzarella for the top of the pizza

How To Make dill pickle & salami pizza with white garlic sauce

  • Cornmeal on a baking sheet.
    Preheat oven to 450 F. Prepare your baking sheet for the pizza by either spraying or dusting with cornmeal and then set aside.
  • Preparing a white garlic cream sauce.
    First, make the white garlic sauce. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and continue whisking for 1-2 minutes being careful that it does not brown. Slowly add milk or cream. Whisk constantly until smooth, thickened, and bubbly. Whisk in salt, pepper, and pressed garlic. Add Parmesan cheese and whisk for another 30 seconds. Then remove from heat and continue to whisk until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Set aside to use on pizza then store extra in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Par baking the pizza crust.
    Place your pizza crust onto the prepared baking sheet. Press into whatever shape you desire. Par bake for 7 minutes.
  • Sauce spread on the par baked crust with cheese, pickles, and salami on top.
    Remove the crust from the oven. Spread the crust with white garlic sauce - the amount is up to you. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded mozzarella, provolone, and muenster onto the sauce. Then top with Parmesan. NOTE: If you have fresh dill sprinkle a few sprigs on top of the cheeses. If not you can use a sprinkle of dried dill weed. Arrange salami and thinly sliced dill pickles on top of the cheese. Top with a small amount of mozzarella. Then drizzle with the pickle juice.
  • Baking the dill pickle pizza.
    Bake on the bottom rack in the oven for 12-14 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden and the crust is done.
  • Slices of Dill Pickle and Salami Pizza With White Garlic Cream Sauce on a plate.
    Serve hot as is or dip in ranch dressing. Regarding the pizza dough. I use frozen bread dough. Let it thaw, then roll it out to the desired shape. You can use whatever you prefer. The amounts of cheese and toppings are up to you. Some like just a little while others want it piled high.

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