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Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe

Sourdough bakers are always on the lookout for creative ways to put unfed starter to use. In the case of this pizza crust, the open crumb and distinctive hearty taste of sourdough are well suited to bold toppings and well-aged cheeses.


Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 13minutes
Additional Time: 8hours
Total Time: 8hours 33minutes

  • 1/2 cup starter 113g
  • 4 cups flour 600g
  • 1.5 cups water 354g
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 26.6


  • The morning of pizza night, add the ingredients to a stand mixer bowl.
  • With a dough hook, mix the dough on medium speed until the dough passes the windowpane test, which might take up to 10 minutes.
  • Place in an oiled bowl and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Rest at room temperature for about 8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 475.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal sections and allow to rest while you prepare your toppings.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured surface. I like to create a bit of a ridge around the outside for hand stretched thickness.
  • Spread pizza sauce and top with your favorite toppings.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes (I like to use a preheated pizza stone or cast iron skillet but you can also use a pizza pan.). Finish off with a 3 minute broil to achieve the browning on top of the crust.


  • Be careful not to over-ferment the dough. This will leave you with a sloppy mess. If you can’t bake it after 8 hours of fermentation, you can place it in the fridge to bake a later time.
  • This dough can be made days or even weeks in advance. If you are planning to use it within a few days, place in the fridge in an air tight container until ready to use. Freeze the dough after rising for up to 2-3 months.
  • This recipe is great for baking in the oven, a pizza oven, or even on a grill.


Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 1493mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 6mg

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