This easy sourdough garden pizza is delicious! All you need to do is head out to your garden or farmers market, pick what’s fresh and you’re ready to go!
Is sourdough pizza crust hard to make?
I have seen some complicated sourdough pizza recipes but the one I am going to share is by far the easiest way to make pizza crust ever. You just need 1-3 cups of sourdough starter. I have used both sourdough discard and bubbly fed starter and seen similar results.
Does sourdough pizza taste good?
Yes! The flavor of this pizza crust is absolutely delicious. It goes really will with my garden harvest pizza.
What is the difference between sourdough and normal pizza crust?
“Normal” pizza crust is made using yeast packets and rises quickly. Sourdough is a natural way for dough to rise and the grains are fermented, which makes them more easily digestible. You will need an active sourdough starter in order to make sourdough pizza crust.
How to make sourdough garden pizza
First preheat your oven to 415 degrees F. You will need to use a pizza stone or cast iron skillet and you will want to put those in the oven to preheat with the oven. The stone or skillet will need to be very hot to make the crust.
While your oven is preheating, gather your garden veggies. If you are unable to grow a garden, shop at your local farmers market for fresh, in-season produce. Check out my apartment garden guide to start gardening no mater where you live. If you are making this pizza during winter you can purchase your veggies from the store.
Ideas for your sourdough garden pizza toppings:
- Garlic and garlic scapes
- Radishes (Ever had roasted radishes? They are so good, and taste even better roasted on a pizza!)
- Green onions
- Red onions
- Jalapeno peppers
- Cherry tomatoes
- Sweet peppers
- Bell peppers
The beauty of the sourdough garden pizza is that you can top it with any variety of the veggies above and the pizza will still taste amazing. This pizza is a family favorite, especially when the kids get to help pick the ingredients from the garden.
If you have kids (or a partner) who is on the pickier side, you can chop the veggies very small, making them less noticeable. You could also put the veggies under the cheese and the kids won’t even know they are basically eating a salad on their pizza. Ha!
Make the crust
This crust recipe is inspired by Lisa from Farmhouse on Boone and is incredibly easy. Take out your hot stone or cast iron skillet and set in on the stove. Take your sourdough starter and pour it onto the pan. The amount depends on the size of pan you are using. You will want it to fill the bottom of the pan with about 1/4 -1/2 inch layer of starter like the picture above.
Use a spoon to evenly spread the starter. Season the crust with salt and fresh minced garlic or garlic powder. Then let the crust sit on the pan and cook through a bit. I will have two to three pizzas going at the same time. Use this wait time to prep the next pan with the sourdough crust.
Spoon pizza sauce on the crust – don’t make your sauce layer too thick. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and top with your available garden veggies. As I mentioned before, you can chop the veggies pretty small to make the pizza more kid friendly.
I have my kids help with harvesting the available garden veggies. This gets the kids excited to put veggies on their pizza and eat them! We don’t have any problem with them eating the veggies on their pizza. The only exception is jalapenos (for obvious reasons). I will usually make a separate pizza for the spicy toppings.
Now bake the pizza in the 415 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. To check if it is done I usually lift a side of the pizza and see if the bottom looks slightly golden and cooked through. If the cheese on top is turning golden then the pizza will probably be done.
Try this recipe and let me know what you think below. It is staple that we have in our home all year round! Pin for later so you can refer back to this delicious pizza!