Quick Sourdough Pizza Dough

Sometimes you really want pizza and you forgot to feed your sourdough starter the day before and start the long fermentation the night before. Well, that is me more often than not. So this Quick Sourdough Pizza Dough has saved the day! I have found that adding yeast makes the crust even better. It’s the best of both worlds. Sourdough flavor and chew with the added substance and fluff of yeast. My boys much prefer this recipe to “pure” sourdough pizza crust and regular yeast crust. So win, win for me!

Homemade Pizza on cutting board

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The Perfect Quick Sourdough Pizza Dough

I made regular yeast crust pizza for my family for years. Actually, I made it for my husband before we were married once when he came over for dinner at my parents and he made me promise that I would make pizza for him once a week after we were married. It’s been 20 years since I made that promise. I haven’t always kept that promise, but it definitely is in regular rotation! My pizzas have evolved over the years and I think I have landed on as close to perfection as possible this side of heaven, with pizza anyway. HA!

Ingredients you will need:

  • 300g warm water
  • 200 g sourdough – active or discard
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 580g flour
  • 18g salt

Equipment you will need:

How to make Quick Sourdough Pizza Dough

Pizza dough in a bowl

Combine warm water, sourdough starter, and yeast. Add flour and salt and stir together with a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Once dough has formed into a “shaggy dough,” meaning all the flour is incorporated but it’s not a smooth dough.

Pizza dough on wood counter

Let rest for 10-25 minutes. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead the pizza dough for 2-3 minutes, until smooth.

Pizza Dough on pan rising

Divide dough into four pieces for four 8 inch pizzas. Cover and let rise for 2-4 hours or until doubled. You can stick it in the refrigerator if you are not going to be cooking it after 4 hours. Pizza dough can stay in an airtight container for up to 4 days before cooking, if needed.

Cast iron pizza pan in oven

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. I like to use my cast iron pizza pan or you can use a pizza stone. If you are using a cast iron or pizza stone, place that in the oven while the oven is preheating.

Woman Forming Pizza Crust

When the pizza balls have risen about double, shape them into four pizzas and place them on parchment paper. Top with your favorite sauce and toppings.

Putting toppings on homemade pizza

Once oven is a correct temperature, place your pizza (with parchment paper under it) one at a time on your prepared pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes each pizza.

Quick Sourdough Pizza on parchment paper

How to Store Quick Sourdough Pizza

If you have any leftover, place them in a airtight container or ziploc bag and store in the refrigerator.

I hope you and your family enjoy this Quick Sourdough Pizza!

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Quick Sourdough Pizza Dough

Quick Sourdough Pizza Dough is the best of both worlds. Sourdough flavor and chew with the added substance and fluff of yeast.
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Homemade Pizza on cutting board
Prep Time:20 minutes
Rise Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 300 g warm water
  • 200 g sourdough discard
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 580 g flour
  • 18 g salt

Instructions

  • Combine warm water, sourdough discard, and yeast. Add flour and salt and stir together with a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Once dough has formed into a "shaggy dough," meaning all the flour is incorportated but it's not smooth.
  • Let rest for 10-25 minutes. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead the pizza dough for 2-3 minutes, until smooth.
  • Divide dough into four pieces for four 8 inch pizzas. Cover and let rise for 2-4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. I like to use my cast iron pizza pan or you can use a pizza stone. If you are using a cast iron or pizza stone, place that in the oven while the oven is preheating.
  • When the pizza balls have risen about double, shape them into four pizzas and place them on parchment paper. Top with your favorite sauce and toppings.
  • Once oven is a correct temperature, place your pizza (with parchment paper under it) one at a time on your prepared pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes.

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