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Simple Sourdough Pizza

I LOVE sourdough! But I’ll be the first to admit that some of the recipes can be a little overwhelming. With long resting/fermenting times and kneading the dough at the right time, it can be a little tedious, especially for busy families. Even for me, a stay/work from home, homeschooling Momma! I intentionally search out the recipes that are less involved, but still healthy. I don’t mind doing a little extra work and planning ahead so that I can make healthier and easier to digest meals for my family. I found this recipe for the crust from Lisa at Farmhouseonboone.com.

For this Recipe you will need:

Crust:

  • Fed Sourdough starter
  • Oil of choice (I used avocado)
  • Salt
  • Herbs (I used Italian herbs)
  • Pizza Stone (or cast iron pan)

Toppings:

  • Sauce of choice
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of choice (I used bacon and mushrooms)
Ignore the burned bacon… Momma forgot to set a timer on the oven! 😛

Note about sourdough: If you’re new to sourdough, you may be wondering what “fed starter” means. I’m sure I’ll make a post down the road all about the ins and outs of sourdough. For now, just know that a “fed starter” is made from an established sourdough starter that has been “fed” some flour and water and given time to ferment. Usually between 5 and 24 hours, depending on your house temperature and the time you have to spare.

Fed sourdough looks something like this:

You can see all the bubbles from the top. Gasses are released when bacteria and yeast eat and predigest the flour. This process makes it easier for us to digest the grains.
This is a happy starter! Look at all those bubbles 🙂

How to make the crust

  • Put the pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450F.
  • Once preheated, add some oil the the pizza stone. I actually have never done this and I’m able to work the pizza off the stone afterward
  • Pour sourdough starter directly onto the pizza stone. No measuring needed, but for this specific pizza, I measured. It was 300 grams of starter or approximately 1 1/4 cup.
  • Using a spatula, spread the starter as wide as you like. I think it works better as a thin crust pizza.
As you can see, the crust will begin cooking as soon as it hits the pizza stone. That stone is HOT!
  • Lower oven temperature to 350F and bake for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and coat with some avocado oil, sea salt and italian seasonings, or other spices/herbs of choice
Hmm, I think I added pepper too.

How to finish up the pizza

  • Top with sauce. I used about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of sauce.
  • Add the cheese.
  • Add toppings of choice. I did bacon and mushroom. I prefer cooked mushrooms but feel free to use fresh if that’s what you like.
  • Bake until cheese is melted. It took this pizza about 10 minutes.
  • Broil on high to brown the cheese. I did exactly 4 minutes. ALWAYS SET A TIMER FOR THIS PART! In my distracted experience, not setting a timer means I burn everything! Kind of like the bacon that I made to top the pizza. Did you notice how dark it was? Whoops!
  • Let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing.

I served it up for the boys with a nice side salad and my homemade ranch dressing!

Simple Sourdough Pizza

Finally, a sourdough recipe that doesn’t involve any resting time or kneading! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Organic Ingredients, Pastured Bacon, Pizza Night, Simple and Quick, Sourdough Made Easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author MommaDarlin

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cup fed Sourdough starter about 300 grams
  • small drizzle of oil I used avocado
  • salt
  • herbs I used Italian herbs
  • pizza stone or cast iron pan

Toppings:

  • 3/4 cup sauce of choice
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 oz mushrooms

Instructions

How to make the crust

  1. Put the pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450F.
  2. Once preheated, add some oil the the pizza stone.

  3. Pour sourdough starter directly onto the pizza stone and spread to desired shape and thickness. 

  4. Lower oven temperature to 350F and bake for about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and drizzle with avocado oil, sea salt and italian seasonings.

How to finish up the pizza

  1. Top with sauce, cheese and toppings

  2. Bake until cheese is melted. It took this pizza about 10 minutes.
  3. Broil on high to brown the cheese. I did exactly 4 minutes. ALWAYS SET A TIMER FOR THIS PART!
  4. Let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

Note about sourdough: If you’re new to sourdough, you may be wondering what “fed starter” means. I’m sure I’ll make a post down the road all about the ins and outs of sourdough. For now, just know that a “fed starter” is made from an established sourdough starter that has been “fed” some flour and water and given time to ferment. Usually between 5 and 24 hours, depending on your house temperature and the time you have to spare.

Feel free to use whichever toppings you like!

Pizza pairs great with Soda, right? Give kombucha try! Go here to see how to make it and go here to see how to flavor it.

My husbands favorite pizza is pepperoni, mushroom and black olive. We finally found some organic grass fed pepperoni which the kids have been loving! I like BLT pizza the best!

So, what kind of toppings does your family like? Inspire us in the comments below 🙂

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