Easy Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe

Sliced sourdough pizza
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Sourdough Pizza Crust is made with simple ingredients and makes the best homemade pizza! This is an easy recipe that’s perfect for anyone who is just starting to work with sourdough.


For the Sourdough 

  • ¾ cup active sourdough starter
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For the Pizza Toppings

  • 1/4 cup cornmeal, for coating the pizza peel
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Optimal toppings: Fresh basil, red pepper flakes, etc.


Day One: The Night Before

Step 1: In a stand mixer, place the large mixing bowl and attach the dough hook. In the mixing bowl, add the sourdough starter, water, and olive oil. Turn on low and mix until just combined. Next, stir in the flour, sugar and salt. Mix again until a soft dough starts to form. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 20 minutes.

Step 2: After 20 minutes, turn the mixer back on to knead with the hook for 1 minute. Recover and let rest for 20 minutes again. Do one more final knead for 1 minute on low. Your dough should retain tension now, if not, do one more round of kneading and resting. 

Step 3: Cover again with your plastic wrap and place the bowl in a draft-free area (I like to place in a cooled oven with the light on) and let it rise until it is double in size. This should take roughly 8-10 hours depending on the temperature of your home. 

Day Two:

Step 4: Once your dough has doubled in size, dump it  out unto a well floured surface. Divide dough into two equal parts and form each into a round ball. (If you are not making both pizza crusts, wrap one tightly in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for a different day.)

Step 5: Take out a large piece of parchment paper and lightly flour. Place your dough in the middle and lightly flour the top. Using a rolling pin, gently roll out the dough until it is about ¾ inch in thickness. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap and let it rest for 1 hour. 

Step 6: While the dough is resting; Place the pizza stone in a cool oven, on the middle rack and then preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.  While your oven and stone preheats, prepare your sauce and toppings of choice. 

Step 7: After letting your crust rest, line your pizza peel with a thin coat of cornmeal and transfer the dough to the peel. Gently poke the top of your dough with a fork a few times. This will help prevent the dough from bubbling while baking. Top with your favorite tomato sauce and toppings. 

Step 8: Slide the pizza onto the preheated stone. Bake for 13- 15 minutes or until the crust is crispy and slightly golden. Remove from the pizza stone and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.


  • I recommend using a pizza stone and a pizza peel to get a crisp sourdough pizza crust.

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