Sourdough Discard Pizza Dough

Sourdough discard 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 plan out the ingredients to have 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
  • Smoked Chicken Thighs
  • Olive tapenade
  • Freshly shredded mozzarella
  • Thinly sliced red onions
  • Italian sausage
  • Pancetta or Bacon
  • Prosciutto
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Shishito peppers

 Other sourdough recipes to try:


Trader Joe's Pizza Dough

Sourdough Pizza Dough

Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 day
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza, pizza dough, sourdough
Servings: 36 slices
Calories: 74kcal
Author: theperksofbeingus


  • bowl
  • Whisk
  • bench scraper
  • parchment
  • sheet pan
  • clean tea towel
  • scale


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:

  • Whisk together water, yeast and olive oil, Let sit for 5 minutes. 
    400 grams water, 10 grams instant yeast, 20 grams olive oil
  • 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. 
    200 grams sourdough starter, 625 grams flour, 20 grams sea salt
  • 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. 
  • 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. 


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.


Serving: 2slices | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.05g | Vitamin C: 0.001mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Tina Reply

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

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      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

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      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.

  2. Tara Reply

    5 stars
    Such a delicious use for sourdough discard! That pizza crust looks absolutely amazing and I love all the pizza topping options.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      A simple recipe the whole family will love selecting toppings for!

      Dina and Bruce

  3. Shadi Hasanzadenemati Reply

    5 stars
    Oh wow, this looks so delicious. My family is going to devour it!

  4. Maayke Reply

    5 stars
    My pizza turned out great and the kids loved it! Thank you for sharing your sourdough pizza dough recipe

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      We are so happy! They will be asking you to make again soon!

      Dina and Bruce

  5. Erik Reply

    5 stars
    Amazing! The crust on this is outta this world!

  6. Andrea Reply

    5 stars
    This is a fabulous way to use sourdough discard. I can’t wait to make one of these delicious pizzas.

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