Sauerkraut & Sriracha Pizza |

Have you ever watched an episode of Chopped, and had a super weird food craving?  Well, that happened to me, not too long ago.  I somehow concocted the idea of a sauerkraut and sriracha pizza, and decided to give it a try. 

In my head, this pizza was a cross between a Reuben sandwich (a personal favorite of mine) and an Asian stir-fry, piled on a homemade pizza.  And yeah, I know, that sounds super weird… but it turned out remarkably tasty.  A little savory, a little salty, a little spicy, and the pizza crust is amazing.

Sauerkraut & Sriracha Pizza |

This is a recipe you can make completely from scratch, or pull together pre-made components to save time.  I will break down the components in recipes, so if you have an hour and a half to turn up the music and get your cooking on, you can totally customize this recipe!  Then at the end, I will simplify it, to make it possible to prepare in 30 minutes.  Either way, this pizza is one of a kind, and a real conversation starter 🙂

Sauerkraut & Sriracha Pizza |

Sauerkraut & Sriracha Pizza

Homemade Pizza Crust

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

In a small bowl combine yeast, sugar and warm water.  Stir well, and let sit for 15 minutes until the mixture is foamy. 

In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.  Pour in yeast mixture and olive oil, and mix together with a fork.  Once mostly combined, turn the dough onto a floured surface.  Knead the pizza dough until smooth. 

Lightly coat your large bowl with olive oil, then place pizza dough in the bowl, cover with a clean towel, and let rise for 1 – 1.5 hours, or until dough has doubled in size.

Homemade 30-minute Sauerkraut

  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan.  Stir well.  Bring water to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium-low, stirring occasionally until cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes.

Asian Sirloin Steak

  • 2 lbs sirloin steak
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

Place steak in a shallow glass dish.  Combine rest of ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk well.  Pour marinade over steak, and marinate at least 1 hour, and up to 12 hours.  Cook in a cast iron skillet, grill or heavy pan until almost cooked through.  

Here is how to pull it all together! 

Sauerkraut and Sriracha Pizza

Sauerkraut and Sriracha Pizza


  • Pizza Crust
  • 2 cups sauerkraut
  • 2 cups cooked sirloin steak
  • 1/4 cup diced roasted red peppers (optional)
  • Sriracha


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  2. Lightly oil a pizza stone or baking sheet with olive oil. Turn pizza dough out onto a floured surface and use a rolling pin or sturdy glass to shape the dough into a circle of desired thickness.
  3. Top with sauerkraut, sirloin streak and red peppers. Bake in preheated oven for 8 - 12 minutes, or until crust is cooked and crisp. Allow to cool a couple minutes, then drizzle on sriracha in a circular pattern, starting from the center and rotating outward.

Now that is a strange but tasty pizza!  What is your favorite “odd” pizza?  Share in the comments below! 

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One Response to Sauerkraut and Sriracha Pizza

  1. Susan says:

    You had me at sauerkraut. Sounds delicious and I’m all in on this pizza, weird or not

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