buttery garlic pizza

pizza with pools of garlic butter and herbs

5 from 2 reviews

This is the garlic pizza dreams are made of: pools of garlic butter, a handful of fresh herbs (chives!), and a fluffy crust to soak it all up.


  • 1 recipe artisan pizza dough (2 dough balls)
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp minced green onion
  • 1 tbsp minced rosemary
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • flaky salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2 tbsp minced chives


  1. Combine butter and garlic in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted and mixture is fragrant, about 5 minutes. Place green onion, rosemary and thyme in a small bowl and stir to combine.

  2. On a floured surface, flatten the middle of the dough ball into a large disk, leaving a 1-inch lip. Pick up the disk, and holding the thick edge, use gravity to carefully shape the dough into a 12-inch circle. Lay on prepared pizza peel and adjust shape into a circle. Jiggle the peel to make sure the dough isn’t sticking; add more flour if it is. 

  3. Spoon garlic butter over the surface of the dough and scatter half the herb mixture over top. Sprinkle with flaky salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Slide pizza onto steel (or stone) and bake for 5 minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil for 2- 4 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and blistered in spots. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with half the chives. Serve immediately. 

  4. Repeat with remaining dough ball, garlic butter and herbs.


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Keywords: garlic pizza