White Pizza Recipe with Garlic and Olive Oil

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This white pizza recipe, also known as a pizza bianca is made with all fresh ingredients to create a great flavor. The homemade pizza crust and creamy ricotta make this the best white pizza ever. 

Skip the sauce and make a cheesy white pizza, then check out the rest of our artisan pizza recipes for more tasty pizzas.

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White Pizza Recipe with Fresh Ingredients

To make this delicious white pizza you will need to prepare a little in advance. We are using our homemade pizza dough, homemade fresh ricotta, and fresh garlic with an option for our homemade garlic white pizza sauce.  This is what you will need:

Like many of our pizza recipes, we are using the Hans grill pizza stone. You will need a pizza stone or pizza oven. We love the Hans Grill Pizza Stone for use on the outdoor grill, or in the kitchen’s oven. We also love the RoccBox outdoor propane pizza oven (similar to an Ooni). You can find them online here:

simple ingredients to make White Pizza Recipe

How to Make the Best White Pie

Recipes to prepare to make homemade white pizza from scratch. Obviously, since this is a white pizza recipe there will be no tomato sauce.  

First, start with preparing and gathering ingredients. For the dough, we suggest making your own pizza dough. You can use store-bought dough if you’d like. Find the recipe here: Pizza dough.

homemade pizza dough

Next, the cheese. Typically a good white pizza includes different cheeses. We are using cubed mozzarella and homemade ricotta. Again, you can use store-bought or make your own. Our ricotta recipe is very easy to make with only three ingredients. Find the recipe here: Ricotta.

homemade ricotta cheese

Then garlic! We love lots of garlic. You can either mince a few cloves of garlic or use our homemade garlic white sauce. We first shared our garlic sauce on a pickle pizza recipe. Find the recipe here: Garlic Sauce

garlic cream sauce for pizza

Making Garlic Ricotta Pizza

First, turn on the grill with the Hans pizza grill stone inside. The stone will heat up with the grill while you prepare the pizza. 

Start by stretching the dough out with the back of your hands and pressing the edges out on a lightly floured surface. Once the crust is formed place it on a lightly floured pizza peel. 

homemade dough on pizza peel

​For this cheesy pizza spoon a few dollops of ricotta cheese onto your favorite pizza dough. 

homemade ricotta cheese

Next, sprinkle the garlic onto the dough, whether you are using fresh minced garlic, homemade garlic cream sauce, or even garlic powder. 

ricotta cheese and minced garlic on dough

Then drizzle the dough with a little extra virgin olive oil. 

homemade fresh ricotta cheese with garlic and olive oil

Lastly, add about 1/3 cup cubed mozzarella cheese. 

different cheeses on homemade dough

Place the prepared pizza into the grill on the preheated pizza stone and immediately close the lid of the grill. 

how to cook pizza on the grill

Let the pizza cook for 5-7 minutes until the cheese melts and the crust is golden brown. 

bubbling melting cheese on grill stone

Remove the pizza from the grill and top with some fresh basil.

ricotta and mozzarella with perfect crust made with homemade dough

White Pizza with a Perfect Crispy Crust 

The pizza stone can be used on the grill or in a hot oven. We have yet to try it in our home oven but so far it gives every pizza a perfect crust. 

cheesy homemade pizza

When timed correctly, the underside of the pizza is cooked evenly and crispy every time. 5-7 minutes is the sweet spot.

perfect pizza crust

Simple Recipe for White Pizza

This simple white pizza recipe is the perfect addition to any pizza night. 

how to make a white pizza

Of course, you can add additional pizza toppings, like parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and fresh herbs, etc.  This recipe acts as the best pizza base for your white pizza made with fresh and simple ingredients. 

crispy crust homemade White Pizza Recipe

Making your own pizza at home with ingredients from scratch will always tend to be better than anything you may get at your local pizza place. 

easy White Pizza Recipe

Make sure to check some of our other favorite homemade pizza recipes here: Pizza, and plan your next pizza night.

White Pizza Recipe with Garlic and Olive Oil

White Pizza Recipe with Garlic and Olive Oil

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

This white pizza recipe, also known as a pizza bianca is made with all fresh ingredients to create a great flavor.


  • homemade pizza dough
  • homemade ricotta cheese
  • ​cubed mozzarella cheese
  • olive oil
  • garlic


  1. Prepare other recipes in advance (pizza dough, ricotta cheese,, etc)
  2. Heat grill with pizza stone inside to warm up while you prepare pizza.
  3. Stretch out dough with backs of hands and place on lightly floured pizza peel.
  4. Scoop a few dollops of ricotta cheese on dough
  5. Sprinkle minced garlic on dough (or homemade garlic sauce)
  6. Drizzle a little olive oil on dough
  7. Place cubed mozzarella on dough
  8. Use a pizza peel to place prepared pizza on hot pizza stone in grill
  9. Cook for 5-7 minutes until cheese melts and crust is golden brown
  10. Remove from grill and enjoy.


Prep time above does not account for making dough, cheese, or sauce. it only reflects making the pizza once all ingredients are prepared.

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