Sourdough Discard Pizza Dough Recipe

This recipe takes your homemade pizza to the next level. By incorporating sourdough discard into the pizza dough, you'll achieve a base that is flavorful, chewy, and has a hint of sourdough's characteristic tang. Top with your favorite ingredients for a gourmet pizza experience at home.


5/29/20231 min read

Make your pizza night extra special with this easy-to-follow sourdough discard pizza dough recipe. The tangy flavor of the discard adds a depth to the crust that will make your homemade pizza stand out.

Sourdough Discard Pizza


For two 12-inch pizza crusts, you'll need:

  • 1 cup sourdough discard (straight from the fridge is fine)

  • 1/2 cup warm water

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Activate the Yeast: In a small bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir until dissolved and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, until the mixture becomes frothy.

  2. Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the frothy yeast mixture, sourdough discard, flour, salt, and olive oil. Stir until a rough dough forms.

  3. Knead the Dough: Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5-10 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.

  4. First Rise: Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until it has doubled in size.

  5. Preheat the Oven and Prepare Baking Sheet or Pizza Stone: If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). If you're using a baking sheet, you can prepare it after the dough has finished rising.

  6. Divide and Shape the Dough: Punch down the risen dough and divide it into two equal parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion into a 12-inch round.

  7. Add Toppings: Transfer the dough onto a pizza peel (if using a pizza stone) or onto a baking sheet. Add your favorite pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings.

  8. Bake: Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.

  9. Cool and Serve: Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy the rich and tangy flavor that the sourdough discard brings to your homemade pizza. This recipe is sure to be a hit on your next pizza night!