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Sourdough Pizza crust pizza margherita

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Sourdough pizza crust is our new favorite Friday night tradition and the BEST pizza ever! Made with sourdough starter and no added (commercial) yeast.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword sourdough pizza crust, sourdough pizza dough
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 148 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


Dough ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups bread flour (248 grams)
  • 3/4 cup fed sourdough starter (179 grams)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water (70 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (table salt is 5.7 grams)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (19 grams)
  • 1 Tablespoon oil (I am using avocado oil - 12 grams)

For coating the dough before rise

  • 1/2 teaspoon oil I am using avocado oil

For greasing the pan

  • 1/2 teaspoon oil I am using avocado oil, or you can use cooking spray


  1. Place all dough ingredients in a stand mixer, leaving the dry flour to go in last, on top.

  2. Use the dough hook attachment to bring the dough together in a ball, and let the mixer knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes (total).

  3. Remove dough from hook, and form into a ball with your hands.

  4. Pour 1/2 teaspoon oil on top of the dough ball, and flip it around a couple times in the bowl to cover it in oil.

  5. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel, and allow to rise for 4 hours.

  6. Transfer the dough to a greased 14 inch pizza pan. (A 12 inch pan would work too, just resulting in a slightly thicker crust.

  7. Use you hands to flatten and shape the dough into a flat disk, with the dough coming up on the edges to form the risen edge. See photos in blog post above.

  8. Allow the dough to rest for a few minutes while you preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

  9. Just prior to baking, use a fork to poke a few holes in the dough. This allows the gasses to escape when cooking to prevent large bubbles. (Skip that if you love the burnt bubbles)

  10. Cook for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

  11. Remove carefully, and spoon on the sauce, and top with cheese and desired toppings.

  12. Return to oven and cook until the cheese is to desired melty-ness, about 10 minutes.

  13. Remove pizza, and slice with a pizza cutter.

  14. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator. Nutrition is for crust only, and additional nutrition will depend on what you decide to top it with.

Nutrition Facts
Sourdough Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 291mg13%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.