This pickle flatbread pizza is perfect when you're craving pizza but also kind of want something tangy. The base is a creamy garlic ricotta sauce, and it's loaded with two types of cheeses, dill pickle chips, and crispy bacon. Best of all, it comes together in a few minutes.
You might be thinking..."was this recipe developed by a pregnant woman?" Yes, yes it was. But honestly, I'd eat this pickle pizza anytime. Michael doesn't even like pickles and was begging for seconds. If it's not your thing, though, do yourself a favor and try our plantain crust cheesy garlic breadsticks instead.
- Plain flatbread- I got mine at Aldi. Stonefire brand Artisan Flatbread also works well and is sold at Target and some other grocery stores. If you can't find flatbread, naan bread would also work well (it just won't be rectangular).
- Whole milk ricotta- you can use part-skim if you prefer, but I prefer full-fat.
- Sliced provolone cheese
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Dill pickle chips
- Cooked bacon
- Other ingredients: olive oil, garlic, salt, and black pepper
See recipe card for amounts.
Step 1: Make the garlic ricotta sauce. Combine ricotta, olive oil, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a food processor or blender and blend until combined and smooth.
Step 2: Spread the sauce evenly over the flatbread.
Step 3: Add cheese, pickles, and bacon to the flatbread. I put three whole slices of provolone on one side and three half-slices on the other side.
Step 4: Bake at 425°F for 8-12 minutes directly on your oven's middle rack, until the sides and bottom of the flatbread are golden-brown.
- Use ranch dressing or alfredo sauce for the base instead of the garlic ricotta sauce
- Use whole pickle slices instead of pickle chips
- Add pickled jalapeños for alllllll the pickled goodness
- Use naan bread instead of flatbread
Frequently asked questions
Naan bread would be a great substitute, and you can follow the same instructions. If you prefer, you could also use plain pizza crust. Just follow the baking instructions on the packaging.
Sure! You probably won't find garlic ricotta sauce at the store, but store-bought ranch dressing or alfredo sauce would be a great, tasty alternative.
You can! We reheat ours in the air-fryer at 400°F for 4-5 minutes and it comes out perfectly.