In this house pickles and pizza are their own food groups, so we combined the two into our version of Dill Pickle Pizza! This pizza is full of flavor and is one of our go-to's for every pizza night!
There are two things that we LOVE in this house, pizza, and pickles! Several years ago we heard about a restaurant in Rochester, New York that serves a dill pickle pie and we both were intrigued, but since we were not going to the "The Roc" anytime soon I decided to create one myself!
The first matter was to find a good pickle that would hold up and not lose its crunch after cooking. The pickle adds some texture to this pizza so you don't want something that is super thin. Our favorite pickles to use are Boars Head from Dillon's, Wahlburger pickle chips sold at our local HyVee or the Cleveland Kitchen King Koshers pickles sold locally at Target. These brands are in the refrigerated section and once you try them you will ALWAYS have them in your fridge!
Next up is the sauce, since the sauce can make or break a pizza this was a tough one. The original pizza had a garlic cream sauce and we tried it, but I just wasn't feeling that. I decided to whip up a batch of garlic oil and we have never looked back.
The cheese is all about the classic mozzarella! I buy the block and shred it, it is so much better and really does not take that much extra time. If you are absolutely against it and want to buy the pre-shredded cheese Tillamook is a great choice.
There are several options for the crust! If you have a favorite pre-made crust then go for that, whatever is easiest for you. If you choose to make yours at home, these are three of our favorite pizza crust recipes. Stop by the pizza section in your local grocery store and if they sell the Dellalo brand, GRAB IT! It is a super easy and delicious mix. Next is the go-to when I need to feed my sourdough, the King Arthur sourdough discard recipe is so good. Last but definitely not least, is Roberta's Pizza Dough! Roberta's is a Brooklyn, New York pizza joint and this recipe is the closest thing to New York pizza for my New Yorker husband!
Without further ado, here is my dill pickle pizza recipe for all you dill pickle lovers!
Dill Pickle Pizza
For all my fellow dill pickle lovers! This Dill Pickle Pizza is the perfect option for your next pizza night. Whether you are a dill pickle plan or you are looking for something different, this one is a crowd pleaser! Even the New Yorkers in my family crave this pie!!
Preheat oven with cast iron skillet inside. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
If you are using fresh dough, pull the dough out and allow the dough to come to room temp.
Once the oven is pre-heated and the dough/crust is ready pull out cast the iron skillet and lightly coat the bottom with olive oil. Place the skillet back in the oven and allow the olive oil to heat, about 2-3 min.
Work dough into a circle large enough so that it will cover the bottom of the skillet. Or your desired thickness. If it is larger and comes up the side a little, that is fine.
Pull the cast iron skillet out of the oven and carefully place the dough into the cast iron skillet. Remember the skillet is super hot with hot oil so best practice is the lay the dough in away from you!
Then lightly brush garlic oil or sauce of choice on the dough.
Top with half of the cheese.
Then top with half of the pickles.
Place the pizza in the oven for 7-9 minutes.
Once pizza is cooked, you can either remove from oven or turn on broiler to brown the cheese.
Carefully remove the pizza from the cast iron skillet and place the pizza on a cooling rack. While the pizza is cooling sprinkle the pizza with the dill.
Once the pizza is cooled to a good temp for you, slice and enjoy!
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