dill pickle & salami pizza with white garlic sauce

a 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 in the past and loved it so decided to try making it myself with a few adjustments just 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.

serves depends on the size you make
method Bake

Ingredients For dill pickle & salami pizza with white garlic sauce

  • pizza crust - home made or store bought - size is your choice
  • 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
    garlic cloves, pressed or finely grated
  • 1/4 c
    shredded parmesan cheese
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • shredded provolone cheese
  • shredded muenster cheese
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • dill weed - fresh is best but dried will work too - the amount is up to you
  • salami - thin slice 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

  • 1
    Regarding the pizza dough. I use frozen bread dough - let it thaw them 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.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 450 Prepare your baking sheet for the pizza by either spraying or dusting with cornmeal then set aside.
  • 3
    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, whisking 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 sauce is smooth. Set aside to use on pizza then store extra in airtight container in refrigerator.
  • 4
    Place your pizza crust onto the prepared baking sheet and press into whatever shape you desire then par bake for about 7 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove crust from oven and 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 thin sliced dill pickles on top of the cheeses. Top with a small amount of mozzarella then drizzle with the pickle juice.
  • 6
    Bake on the bottom rack in the oven for 12-14 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden and crust is done. Serve hot as is or dip in ranch dressing if desired.

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