Recipe by Chaya Suri Leitner

White Sourdough Pizza

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Dairy Dairy
Easy Easy
8 Servings

Making homemade pizza might seem daunting at first, but it’s actually quite simple. If you’re a regular at baking sourdough bread, this pizza recipe is very approachable, as it utilizes your go-to sourdough bread recipe as the base.


Sourdough Pizza

White Sauce Topping

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1/4 cup herbs, chopped (choose herbs like basil, parsley, or cilantro)

Additional Toppings

  • red onion, sliced

  • tomatoes, sliced

  • jalapeños, sliced

  • shredded cheese (I get a block of cheddar or mozzarella and shred it myself with a grater)


Prepare the Sourdough


Prepare the sourdough by following your basic sourdough bread recipe up to the shaping stage. Divide the dough in half, form into balls, and let rest for two to three hours.


Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius).


After resting, stretch each dough ball into a pizza shape on a lightly floured surface. Create small holes in the dough using a fork. Par-bake each shaped dough in the oven for about eight minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.

Prepare the White Sauce Topping


Mix ricotta cheese, chopped herbs, and salt in a bowl.

Assemble the Pizza


Spread the white sauce evenly over each par-baked pizza base. Add a layer of red onions, tomatoes, and jalapeños. Top with shredded cheese.


Place the assembled pizzas back in the oven. Bake at 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius) for eight to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.


Food and Prop Styling by Shiri Feldman. Food Prep and Styling by Chef Suzie Gornish. Photography by Felicia Perretti.

White Sourdough Pizza

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