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Garlic Crust Pizza Recipe

by Sonia on April 30, 2010

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If you are a garlic lover then you’ll love this pizza. This is another version of pizza from my hubby. I have posted our Veggie Delight Pizza before. I love my hubby’s handmade pizza as he just makes awesome and tasty pizza. Whenever we plan to make pizza at home, I would only have to make him a pizza dough and rest will be taken care by him. :) This Garlic Crust Pizza is something we always have in our menu if we are having a pizza party. I am glad we gradually have started to make it at home. If you wake up my hubby in midnight and ask for to make a fresh pizza for you, he would happily make it. But wait…if I ask for something else to prepare, he would start to snore (fake!) :( Such a crazy boy! :D

Anyway, here is very simple recipe for Garlic Crust Pizza. You just need a pizza dough and some common ingredients that is easily available in your pantry and fridge. You won’t need to prepare any Tomato Sauce. Try this sometime and you’ll love it.



Garlic Crust Pizza Recipe:

Pizza dough (3 medium or 2 large pizza disks): Please find recipe here.

This time I prepared this pizza dough a day ahead. I meant I prepared it in evening and gave a rest for an hour and kneaded it for 2 mins, wrapped and chilled it for overnight. Next day, I took the dough out from fridge 2 hours before baking the pizza. I follow this same dough recipe from our previous version.


Garlic paste:

1/2 Cup, 115 grams or 1 stick (US measurement) Butter, softened (but not runny)
1-2 big Garlic cloves, grated
1/2 tsp Oregano
Salt –  a little

For garnish:

Red Chili flakes – to taste
1 tsp Oregano
2 C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – use less or more to your choice

How to:

1) Preheat oven at 250° C (480° F) and place your oven rack in lowest position in the oven. Prepare your pizza baking trays with oil.

2) In a small bowl, combine butter + grated garlic + 1/2 tsp oregano + a little salt. Make a thick paste. Keep it aside.

3) Knead the pizza dough on a lightly floured kitchen counter top for 5 minutes. Make 3 equal size balls. (If you are not using all of them, coat lightly with flour and wrap individual ball nicely and store them in freezer for 2-3 months.) Roll out pizza dough on counter and transfer into pizza baking tray and push from the centre of the disc, press the dough out to form a circle with a diameter of about 25cm and about half-inch thickness.

4) Spread the garlic paste evenly on pizza base. Sprinkle red chili flakes (to taste) and oregano. Finally garnish with heaps of shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake pizza for about 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden and base is crisp and little browny.

Enjoy with tomato catchup!

Note: If you run out your garlic paste, prepare a new batch. But make sure you have applied the garlic paste evenly. Otherwise you won’t have a nice pizza.

Sharmilee April 30, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Luv garlic in any form….just posted garlic bread and here u r with ur yummy garlic crsut pizza sure a treat to watch ur pics :)

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:24 PM

oh yaa Sharmi, sometimes we get store-bought garlic bread. Though, I haven’t tried my hands for home made garlic yet. Glad you liked our pizza. Thanks for your words. :)

Priti April 30, 2010 at 1:20 PM

This looks so gud..am big garlic fan….I can just imagine the flavor…the pizza sounds so simple…a must try I guess :)
.-= Priti´s last blog ..Chicken Curry ~ Chicken in Onion Gravy =-.

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Thanks Priti, if you love garlic then you must give a try. :)

Cham April 30, 2010 at 2:02 PM

I like garlic flavor and there is no tomato base? cool!

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Yes Cham, there is no tomato sauce. it’s really cool and easy recipe. :)

Indhu April 30, 2010 at 2:16 PM

oh dear god.. you killed me with this recipe… love the flavour combination :)
.-= Indhu´s last blog ..Cream Cheese Biscuits =-.

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Thanks Indhu. It’s indeed lovely flavor combo. :)

sheba April 30, 2010 at 3:01 PM

I can almost smell the lovely aroma here!!!! Im totally craving this..
.-= sheba´s last blog ..Tomato Dosa =-.

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Thanks Sheba.

notyet100 April 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

delicious and yummy version of pizza
.-= notyet100´s last blog ..Marraige Feast,.. =-.

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:28 PM


Hema April 30, 2010 at 5:28 PM

You made me crazy dear, Pizza looks very yummy. I love to eat Pizza these days Sonia. We used to visit Pizza Hut every month. I have to try this pizza, it has less ingredients.
.-= Hema´s last blog ..Easy Fruit Salad =-.

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Thanks a lot Hema! How have you been gal? Yes, you should give a try as it’s really easy-peasy recipe. :)

indosungod April 30, 2010 at 9:37 PM

This is truly a delight. My kids will be so happy if I make this for them!
.-= indosungod´s last blog ..Socially Networked! =-.

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Thanks. Try it sometime and let me know your experience. :)

Apu May 1, 2010 at 3:32 AM

This looks yummy!!
.-= Apu ´s last blog ..A Very British Pudding with Fresh Pineapple Bits =-.

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Thanks Apu. :)

Jagruti May 1, 2010 at 5:18 AM

hey Sonia
those pizza looks lovely..my daughter is mad about pizza..lucky gal, hubby cooks for you…

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Thanks Jagruti. oh yaa…i’m lucky! :) Make this pizza for your gal if she like garlic flavor.

pierre May 2, 2010 at 1:44 AM

love the garlic crust and my moto is that home made pizza are the best bravo to you !! Pierre
.-= pierre´s last blog ..enu tletalertet uxa rasfeis =-.

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:32 PM

oh thanks Pierre. Yes, home-made pizza is always best. :)

PJ May 2, 2010 at 4:23 AM

yummy.. looks so delicious! You can tell your husband that he would surely give a run to the best pizzerias around :) Do you use a pizza stone btw? I have been meaning for a long while to make home-made pizza but I have shied away as I don’t own a pizza stone. I wonder if its essential to getting a good crust.
.-= PJ´s last blog ..Potage parmentier (Julia Child’s potato and leek soup) =-.

Sonia May 2, 2010 at 1:56 PM

he..he…it’s not bad idea either. :) We have our pizza stone but we hardly use that. For our pizza we use the Crisper Pizza Tray (made with carbon steel with a non stick finish) like this. This Pizza Crisper Pan has perforations in the base to give a crispy finish to our pizza base I think.

PJ May 2, 2010 at 2:21 PM

aha, i didn’t know about this pizza crisper tray. i’ll keep an eye out to see if i find it in any nearby kitchen stores. the click looks so tempting!
.-= PJ´s last blog ..Potage parmentier (Julia Child’s potato and leek soup) =-.

tasteofbeirut May 2, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Do I love garlic? For me it is a matter of worshipping garlic!lol!
I use it so much and this pizza is the answer to my prayers; love everything about it, including the hint of spiciness.

Malar Gandhi May 3, 2010 at 5:09 AM

Whoo garlicky pizza, must be very aromatic…count me in:)
.-= Malar Gandhi´s last blog ..Malpua / India’s Own Pancake – Dessert to Die For =-.

Devu May 4, 2010 at 5:40 PM

now m not gonna visit ur tempting site… it really brings my whole body water to my mouth…

Veggie Belly May 6, 2010 at 8:14 AM

this is totally brilliant! cant wait to this! i loooove garlic!

Sashi May 15, 2010 at 12:51 AM

I love this idea Garlic crust pizza, I am die hard fan of pizza, I am bookmarking it !!
.-= Sashi´s last blog ..Banana Walnut Bread =-.

hintofsaffron May 19, 2010 at 1:02 PM

I love pizza and this looks excellent! Nice site design by the way.

Thank you Sanjay. Nice to hear from you. :)

J Black June 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM

Long time reader, first time poster. Gotta love the home made pizza. I’ve recently bought my own dedicated oven so I will be producing my own soon. Promise I’ll be around more often :)

sera November 24, 2011 at 11:57 PM

can you please tell me how much butter in gms please

sera November 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM

also u mention 1-2 garlic pod …. how much exactly do i use as its a big difference ….. is it 1-2 pod or 1-2 clove ……

Sonia November 25, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Hi Sera, to be precise, the butter 1/2 cups = 115 grams, or 1 stick as per US measurement. For garlic, I meant 1-2 big cloves not whole pod. Sorry for confusion. I’ve updated now.

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