Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe

Making pizza with sourdough crust will give your pie an extra layer of tangy flavor.

While making pizza crust with sourdough starter might take a little extra care, it's worth your time. The sourdough brings a robust tanginess to the dough, which pairs well with a host of toppings.

Recipe Facts

Prep: 20 mins
Rest/Chill: 27 hrs 15 mins
Total: 27 hrs 35 mins
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
Makes: 4 balls of dough

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  • 1 cup mature 100 percent hydration sourdough starter

  • 18 ounces unbleached bread flour, plus more for dusting

  • 3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water (approximately 90°F; 32°C)


  1. Remove starter from refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Combine starter, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, and 1 cup water. Work vigorously by hand or with a stand mixer until dough forms a coarse ball that comes away from the sides of the ball, adding more water or flour as necessary, about 4 minutes. Let rest for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a lightly floured counter, dust with flour, and knead by hand until soft, supple, and no longer sticky, about 3 minutes. Alternately, mix on low speed in stand mixer until this texture is achieved, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Lightly oil a large bowl. From dough into a ball and roll all around bowl until coated with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, draft-free environment until dough has increased by at least half in volume. The duration of the rise will depend on the strength of your starter; I let mine sit in a cool oven overnight.

  3. Divide dough into fourths. Form each piece into a ball and coat with olive oil. Seal each piece in an airtight freezer bag. Let rest at room temperature for 1 hour, and then refrigerate overnight.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
193 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 193
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 738mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 53mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)