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Dinner on a Dime: Pastrami Pizza

Bring your pizza dinner up a notch with this homemade treat that’s an instant favorite with kids and adults alike!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 55 minutes


1 package ready-made pizza dough
12 ounces sliced deli pastrami, cut into long, thin strips
2 Spanish onions, diced
1 cup mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon mustard
3 medium-sized sour pickles, finely diced (optional)
¼ cup hickory-flavored barbecue sauce, for drizzling
Oil, for sauteing



Heat three tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Sauté diced onions for 20 minutes or until golden.
(Tip: to achieve perfectly golden onions, it’s best to keep flame on high for the first 5 minutes, and then lower to medium-low heat.)
Add pastrami strips and sauté for an additional 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, garlic, black pepper, sugar, mustard and pickles.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Spread a thin layer of the mayonnaise mixture over pizza crust, then top with the pastrami mixture. Drizzle with the barbecue sauce.
Bake for 25 minutes.


If you’re left with more mayonnaise mixture than you can use, add 2 tbsp of water and 1 tsp of sugar for a delicious salad dressing. Makes a wonderful and healthy side to round out your dinner! You can swap the pastrami for pepperoni slices or your favorite deli meat.