Creamy Garlic Cheese Pizza With Fresh Basil

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

My husband's creation. This pizza is a favorite of ours because of my love for garlic and my husbands love for pizza with creamy sauces. My kids love it because they don't like many toppings. I use our recipe for the pizza dough Healthy Italian Breadsticks or Pizza Crust. Half of this recipe makes 1 12 inch round deep dish pizza crust. I love lots of fresh garlic in my pizza and this is definetely a pizza for big garlic lovers, though it is possible to go too far so be a little cautious when adding the garlic. ;) Prep time doesn't include making pizza dough.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 inch) deep dish pizza dough
  • 12 cup ranch dressing (approximately)
  • 3 -4 garlic cloves, large, chopped (depending on how strong you like your garlic. I used 5 cloves once and it was too much for some of u)
  • 18 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 12 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 -1 12 tablespoon fresh basil, thinly sliced


  1. Mix garlic, ranch, and cayenne pepper together. Then spread it over the pizza crust leaving about 1 inch border of crust.
  2. Cover the pizza with mozzerella cheese. Then sprinkle the fresh basil leaves over the top.
  3. Bake at 350 F for approximately 15-25 minutes. Generally it takes about this long but the time can vary depending on the pizza crust being used.
Most Helpful

5 5

What a wonderful blend of flavours! I used this to top bread slices and served them with tomato soup. Needless to say everyone loved them. The next time I am going to save the time and effort on whipping up the soup and just serve this with something from the can. Two thumbs up!

5 5

This was a great alternative pizza to pizza with tomato sauce. I love garlic and the tang of the ranch was great! I wasn't crazy about the basil flavor, so next time I will just stick to the mushroom, green onion and olive toppings that looked so good in the picture! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

5 5

Pat your husband on the back for this one for me! It made a great dinner using your recipe for the pizza dough. I added some mushrooms, green onions and olives. The garlic really added to the flavor of this pizza... oh, and I used non fat ranch, as a girls gotta save calories somewhere or she will just keep growing! :)