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Pickle Pizza

Pickle Pizza is a fun twist on classic pizza, with a creamy dill ranch sauce, lots of mozzarella, and a scattering of puckery dill pickles. Baked until gorgeously melty, this unique pizza will knock your socks off!

A whole pickle pizza shows it topped with white sauce, pickles, and dill.

Pickle Pizza? Say What?!

Pickle Pizza is one of my family’s newest Minnesota State Fair favorite foods – and now we can enjoy it at home with this recipe! This pizza features a creamy dill ranch sauce, a little different than your traditional pizza with red pizza sauce. And it’s topped with lots of mozzarella and a scattering of dill pickles. The contrast between the puckery pickle slices and the creamy sauce and cheese makes a big statement – it’s not to be missed!

Why Our Family Loves This Pizza

Pickles on pizza? You just have to try it!! I come from a long line of pickle lovers, and now Blake and our daughters are pickle fans too – so this pizza fits right in. Here’s why we think you should make it:

  • Local buzz. Pickle pizza became crazy popular in our area with its debut at the Minnesota State Fair in 2022. This playful pizza flavor caused a BIG commotion. And while not everyone’s a fan, our family has put it on our State Fair Must-Eat List!
  • Fun contrasting flavors and textures. Mellow and creamy + puckery and crisp = what’s not to love?
  • Easy to make at home. Homemade pizza crust makes this pizza extra special, but a pre-made or purchased pizza dough works just fine. The sauce doesn’t need to be cooked, and you’ll need just 15 minutes of active time to assemble the pizza.

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ingredients needed to make pickle pizza

Ingredient Notes

Here’s what you’ll need to make dill pickle pizza. Scroll down to the printable recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredient amounts.

  • Flour – (not shown) Use a little flour to dust your work surface before rolling out the pizza dough.
  • Pizza dough – Make my homemade thin crust pizza dough or use your own favorite store-bought pizza dough (we like Trader Joe’s refrigerated pizza dough, sold in a plastic bag by the cheeses).
  • Sour cream, cream cheese & mayonnaise – This combination creates the base for the creamy pizza sauce. I like to use full-fat sour cream and cream cheese, for the richest flavor and texture. Be sure to use good quality mayo.
  • Garlic, ranch seasoning & dried dill – These flavor the creamy pizza sauce with garlicky, ranch-flavored, dill-y deliciousness!
  • Mozzarella – A mix of shredded and fresh mozzarella cheese makes this pizza perfectly cheesy.
  • Dill pickles – Use thin dill pickle chips (also known as hamburger chips or hamburger slices) for this recipe.
overhead photo pickle pizza cut into individual pieces

How to Make Pickle Pizza

Follow along with my photos below to guide you through making this pickle pie pizza recipe. Find the detailed instructions in the recipe card lower down.

  • Prepare. Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven and preheat the oven to 475°F.
  • Combine pizza sauce ingredients. Combine the sour cream, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, ranch seasoning, and dried dill.
  • Mix until smooth. Mix everything until you have a smooth, creamy sauce for the pizza.
  • Roll out the dough. Lightly dust a clean surface with flour and roll out the pizza dough into a 12-14 inch round.
  • Spread the sauce. Evenly spread the creamy pizza sauce mixture over the dough.
  • Add mozzarella. First sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the creamy sauce, then scatter the torn mozzarella over the top.
  • Top with pickles. Arrange the dill pickle chips over the cheeses.
  • Bake. Place the pizza in the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve. Remove pizza from the oven and sprinkle fresh dill (or a bit more dried dill) over the pizza. Let rest a minute or two, then cut and enjoy!
overhead photo of dill pickle pizza

Variation Ideas

Make this dill pickle pizza your own. Here are are some variation options:

  • Add some pickle juice. For even more dill pickle flavor, stir in 1-2 teaspoons of pickle juice into the sauce.
  • Use homemade pickles. My refrigerator dill pickles work great. If making spears, simply slice up the spears. For a slight flavor twist, you could use refrigerator sweet pickles instead of dill pickles.
  • Add some heat. For those who like a little spice, sprinkle on some dried red pepper flakes or chopped fresh jalapeno.
  • More toppings! You can add more toppings to this pizza as the mood strikes. Make it heartier with pepperoni, sausage, or Canadian bacon. Or add vegetables like spinach or sliced mushrooms.
a spatula taking a piece of pickle pizza away from a whole pizza

How to Store & Reheat Extras

You can refrigerate or freeze dill pickle pizza for another time, and I’ve detailed how to do it below. I prefer to reheat my pizza in the oven rather than the microwave for the best texture.

  • Fridge – Wrap any cooled leftover pizza tightly in foil or plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Freezer – Wrap individual slices of pizza in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe, sealable bag, then store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw the pizza in the fridge before reheating it, or reheat it directly from frozen, noting that you will need a few more minutes of heating time.
  • To Reheat – Place unwrapped slices of pizza on a baking sheet and heat them in a 350°F oven until the cheese is melted and the dough is slightly crisped, about 10 minutes.

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overhead photo of a whole pickle pizza cut into individual pieces

Pickle Pizza

Yield: 6
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
Pickle Pizza is a fun twist on classic pizza, with a creamy dill ranch sauce, lots of mozzarella, and a scattering of puckery dill pickles. Baked until gorgeously melty, this unique pizza will knock your socks off!
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  • flour, for dusting
  • 1 pound pizza dough (use my favorite pizza dough recipe or your own favorite refrigerated pizza dough, at room temperature)
  • ½ cup full-fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup full-fat cream cheese, at soft room temperature
  • ¼ cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dry ranch seasoning (such as Hidden Valley brand)
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella (use whole milk mozzarella if you can find it)
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup drained dill pickle chips (aka as hamburger pickle chips) (feel free to add more!)
  • chopped fresh dill, for garnish (or use additional dried dill weed)


  • Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven and preheat oven to 475°F.
  • Lightly dust a clean surface with flour. Divide pizza dough into two equal portions. Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough portion into a 12-14" round shape. Place rolled dough on parchment paper for easy transfer to the oven later – or simply roll out the dough directly on a piece of parchment.
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, ranch seasoning, and dry dill until well combined and smooth. Then spread half of the mixture (or less, to your liking) evenly over each pizza dough round, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • Sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella over the cream cheese on each pizza. Then scatter the torn fresh mozzarella over each pizza.
  • Add dill pickle chips over the pizzas.
  • Carefully transfer the pizzas on parchment paper to the oven, onto preheated stone or baking sheet. (I like to slide the parchment-with-pizza onto a non-rimmed cookie sheet, then I can easily slide it off the cookie sheet onto the preheated stone in the oven.) Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Total bake time will depend on the crust you use and how thin/thick you roll the pizza dough.
  • Remove pizza from oven and sprinkle fresh dill or additional dried dill weed over the hot pizzas. Allow pizzas to cool for just a minute or two before cutting them into wedges. Serve hot. Enjoy!


inspired by the famous dill pickle pizza at the Minnesota State Fair

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 602kcal Carbohydrates: 42g Protein: 25g Fat: 38g Saturated Fat: 19g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0.01g Cholesterol: 101mg Sodium: 1524mg Potassium: 144mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 7g Vitamin A: 1069IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 434mg Iron: 3mg
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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