Homemade Sourdough Pizza Crust

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There’s no better pizza than one made with a sourdough pizza crust. I think you will be surprised at how easy it is to make a quality, flavorful sourdough pizza crust! With just flour, salt, water, and a sourdough starter this crust comes together in just a few simple steps.


  • 480 grams all-purpose flour
  • 300 grams water
  • 100200 grams active sourdough starter
  • 15 grams sea salt


  1. This recipe includes overnight proofing. I suggest starting this dough at noon, the day before you need it. 
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix just until a shaggy, rough dough ball forms.
  3. Allow the dough to rest covered for 1 hour.
  4. With wet hands, lightly wet the outside of the dough. (I like to just rinse my hands under the faucet and rub the outside of the dough. 
  5. Gently stretch and pull up one side of the dough, without breaking it. Fold it over the other side. Repeat on all sides. You should notice the dough getting smoother.
  6. Allow the dough to rest covered for one hour. 
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
  8. Allow the dough to rise, covered at room temperature for 2 hours.
  9. Repeat steps 4 and 5. 
  10. Allow the dough to rise at room temperature, covered for 2 hours.
  11. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or reusable wax-coated wrap. Place in the fridge overnight for 8 to 12 hours.
  12. The next morning, remove the dough from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 2 hours.
  13. Divide the dough into even pieces for the size pizza you desire. (this recipe at 1x makes two 12 inch pizzas)
  14. You can stop here and freeze the dough for later. Use the instructions above in the body of this blog post to freeze the dough or continue to the next step to prepare for baking a pizza. 
  15. Gently pull out the dough: generously flour your work surface and hands. Place the dough on the floured surface, and lightly dust it with flour. Gently pull out the dough into a circular shape. This is easier than it sounds (reference the photos above). Do not overwork the dough, and try to keep all the bubbles and rise intact. 
  16. Place the pizza crust on a flat pan lined with parchment paper, and you are ready to dress with toppings and bake. 
  17. See blog sections above this recipe for baking instructions OR click here for my vegan sourdough pizza recipe. 

Keywords: pizza, crust, sourdough