Sourdough Pizza Crust- Using the Extra from Your Starter!

This is such a yummy way to not only use the extra bit of starter from your sourdough, but make a family friendly meal in the process.  This pizza has turned into our weekend family tradition, and we are all loving it.  The pizza doesn't taste like sourdough bread, or at least my taste buds aren't that sophisticated.  It just tastes like really delicious pizza.  By reading beyond this point, you are agreeing to my updated privacy information, and my use of commission based links in the post. I promise that I am getting right to the recipe, no crazy amount of scrolling here!

Pizza dough
I hope you love it as much as we do!

We usually double this recipe for our family of 5, so that we have leftovers.  This recipe is one that we modified from King Arthur!  You can use whatever flour you have on hand, but I actually prefer using a whole wheat in our pizza.  Try it!

Easy Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Rise Time: about 3 hours (more or less)
Cook Time: 12-17 minutes
Will give you two thinner crust pizzas!


  1. 1 cup  sourdough starter,  use the discard
  2. 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  3. 2 1/2 cups Flour (and some extra for your prep surface)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  6. 1 teaspoon dry Italian herbs
  7. 1/2 teaspoon instant or active dry yeast

You can find my sourdough recipe that was sponsored by King Arthur Flour here!


  1. 1. Add one cup of stirred,unfed starter into a mixing bowl.
  2. 2. Add the water, flour, salt, yeast, and the dry Italian Seasonings. 
  3. 3. Mix all of the ingredients.
  4. 4.  Knead for about 5-6 minutes, using the dough hook (f you are using a stand mixer).
  5. 5. Cover and let rise until almost doubled in bulk. Depending on the starter, this will take about 3 hours. 
  6. 6. On a lightly floured surface, gently deflate, divide the dough in half, and flatten into a round, semi flat shape. This is a good time to preheat your oven to 500 degrees F.
  7. 7. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes. 
  8. 8. Roll dough out into desired shape. Parchment paper is very handy here to prevent sticking and help transferring to the oven.
  9. 9. Prick the dough all over with a fork to keep the dough from inflating when cooked.
  10. 10. Cook the dough in the oven for 5 minutes.
  11. 11. Take it out, assemble your pizzas, and cook until the cheese is melted, and the crust is brown (about 6-10 minutes).  

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.  The hubs and I like to pretend like we are eating pizza in Italy, and put some arugula on the top.  Try it, and you won't be disappointed.

Pizza with Arugula on it
Arugula on top adds a bit of a spicy crunch that I adore.

This next image you can pin to pinterest for your next pizza/sourdough adventure!

Pinterest image of sourdough pizza

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1 comment

  1. Sourdough pizza? is that a thing? They look good on the pictures but I am not convinced haha.