Overnight Sourdough Pizza Dough

Sourdough pizza dough is easy to make ahead so pizza night is a snap!  Basically, you already have the sourdough starter, for your bread baking, so you may as well use it for pizza dough, right? Before we started making sourdough pizza, we didn’t realize what we were missing. The crispy edges, the chewy crust, but mostly, the wonderful sourdough flavor!

Instead of tossing that discard, lets make pizza dough! Since this recipe calls for it to be made ahead, you are gonna wanna plan to make it at least the day before your pizza party!

First, you are gonna want to have a digital food scale. But if you are a sourdough bread maker, you probably already have one! The measurements are in grams, but it is super easy, once you set your glass dishes on the scale, and measure it out! And this pizza is worth it!

Next, you are gonna wanna plan to have the ingredients on hand for pizza toppings! Tomato sauce or garlic oil make a great base. Without a doubt, you will want to have a block of mozzarella cheese that you can grate fresh! Obviously you will want a variety of veggies, and meats.

Below are some of our favorite pizza toppings:

  • Garlic oil
  • Tomato sauce
  • Freshly shredded mozzarella
  • Thinly sliced red onions
  • Italian sausage
  • Pancetta or Bacon
  • Prosciutto
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Shishito peppers


Lastly, here are a few more recipes you may also wanna check out:



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Sourdough Pizza Dough

Overnight Sourdough Pizza Dough

  • Author: theperksofbeingus
  • Prep Time: 24 hours
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 day
  • Yield: 3 large pizzas 1x


Ingredients for Sourdough Pizza Dough:

  • 400 grams water 
  • 10 grams instant yeast 
  • 20 grams olive oil 
  • 200 grams sourdough starter 
  • 625 grams flour 
  • 20 grams sea salt 


Instructions for Sourdough Pizza Dough:

  1. Whisk together water, yeast and olive oil, Let sit for 5 minutes. 
  2. Whisk sourdough starter into the water. Pour flour over the top and sprinkle salt evenly over the flour. Using a stiff spatula mix until well combined. Cover bowl with a moist towel and let dough rest for 15 minutes. 
  3. Using a plastic bench scraper, scoop dough onto a well floured surface. Knead dough until stiff and elastic, about 3-4 minutes. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces for large pizzas. Roll each piece into a ball. Place dough balls onto a sheet pan lined with parchment. Cover with a moist towel and refrigerate overnight. 
  4. When ready to make the pizza, let dough sit on counter for 30 minutes. Using your hands, shape each ball on a well floured surface, into rounds. Top with your favorite toppings and bake at 500 degrees for 10 –12 minutes. 

Sheet pan Sourdough Pizza


Pizza dough can be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Keep in a plastic bag or covered container using parchment paper to avoid dough from sticking to surface.

  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


  1. Tina Reply

    Can I freeze this dough and if so at what point should I freeze?

    • theperksofbeingus Reply


      Hello! We have freezer the leftover dough after it raises in the fridge. You will want to get dough out to thaw, 24 hours in advance. Thank you for your questions! We hope you love this pizza dough as much as we do!

      Best, Dina and Bruce

    • theperksofbeingus Reply


      You can freeze this dough. The point your want to freeze it at is when it is ready to roll out for pizza. We make our pizzas and then the leftover dough we place in a bag, but we use parchment paper around it so it won’t stick. Let thaw overnight and bake as usual.

      Have the best day.

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