Garlic Bread Crusted Classic Pizza

Garlic Bread Pizza: Without the Garlic Bread from @amandaformaro

Do you love garlic bread pizza? I know that we do. Garlic bread pizza is not a new thing for sure, lots of restaurants and pizza joints are doing it now. You can have the same flavors at home, but without using garlic bread. What do you say? Let’s make a garlic bread pizza together, shall we?

Garlic Bread Pizza: Without the Garlic Bread from @amandaformaro

My kids are now young adults, teenagers. They are old enough to cook for themselves, and pizza is not only loved by all teenagers, it’s easy to make with very little to no help.

Garlic Bread Pizza: Without the Garlic Bread from @amandaformaro

So when the fine folks over at Pillsbury and General Mills challenged me to use their convenient refrigerator pizza crust and dress it up a bit, I knew this would be a great way to get the boys into the kitchen.

Garlic Bread Pizza: Without the Garlic Bread from @amandaformaro

We’re not talking topping on the pizza, but topping on the crust! It didn’t take me long to decide that garlic bread was the flavor I was looking for and the boys agreed.

Garlic Bread Pizza: Without the Garlic Bread from @amandaformaro

We love garlic bread, so adding the flavors of garlic bread to our pizza crust just seemed like a perfect fit. Besides, look how much nicer it looks than plain crust!

Garlic Bread Pizza: Without the Garlic Bread from @amandaformaro

The crust is really easy to use. Spray a rimmed cookie sheet and unroll the crust. Press it out toward the edges, create a cruse rim with your fingers. This is really easy to do and teenagers can totally do this on their own.

Garlic Bread Pizza: Without the Garlic Bread from @amandaformaro

Mix together your garlic salt ingredients. You can use garlic salt that already has herbs in it to save you a step, just add the Parmesan cheese. Brush olive oil around the edges and sprinkle with garlic salt mixture.

Garlic Bread Pizza: Without the Garlic Bread from @amandaformaro

Partially bake the crust for 8 minutes, add sauce, cheese and toppings. Bake another 6-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden.

Garlic Bread Pizza: Without the Garlic Bread from @amandaformaro

I love making homemade pizza dough, but it’s a long process. Sometimes the kids want to make their own pizza or younger ones might want to help you in the process. Using ready made dough is so much more convenient and great for when you don’t have a lot of time for mixing and rising.

Using refrigerator dough is a lot quicker and the kids (depending on their age of course) can do it themselves. The dough is great for making breadsticks too!

More Garlic Bread Pizza Recipes

Made on actual garlic bread – Mommy Hates Cooking
Another made on garlic bread – Culicurious

More Pillsbury Pizza Crust Ideas

Parmesan Crusted Pepperoni Pizza
Garlic Butter Crusted Margherita Pizza
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Garlic Bread Crusted Classic Pizza

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 slices

Serving Size: 2 slices

Garlic Bread Crusted Classic Pizza


  • 1 tube Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce or my homemade pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pepperoni or sausage (optional)
  • Garlic Salt Topping
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon rosemary
  • 2 teaspoon fresh grated parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Spray a rimmed baking sheet and roll out pizza dough, pressing dough to spread to sides. Use your fingers to make the edges of the crust raised a bit.
  3. Mix together the garlic salt topping ingredients. Brush the outside edges of the dough with olive oil. Sprinkle garlic salt topping all around the edges of the crust.
  4. Partially bake dough for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and spread pizza sauce, leaving the crust visible. Top with mozzarella cheese and any other toppings you like.
  5. Bake for another 6-10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden brown.

Notes from Amanda

For the garlic salt mixture, you can use an herbed garlic salt instead of mixing your own. You can also use dried Italian seasoning instead of the 4 separate herbs.

I was compensated for the time I spent in the kitchen and writing this post for you, but all opinions expressed are 100% mine.


  1. says

    I agree, sometimes making homemade crust takes too long… Pillsbury has some great new crust options and I love your spin on dressing it up! We would love that pizza on our dinner table!

  2. Andrea Rapp says

    Hi, Amanda! Hey, made the za for my stepfather’s birthday last night it was a big hit! I love those Pillsbury crusts. I’ve been using them for a long time. The crust was an awesome idea.


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