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Borscht Pizza Instapot Recipe

Borscht Pizza Recipe

"Our pizza is weird and our dough is wild, made from all-natural sourdough starter."
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ukrainian
Keyword Borscht
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 day 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 271kcal
Cost $5-10





  • 2 cups Borscht Vegetable Mix strained/ instructions below*
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • cup Sour Cream
  • ¾ cup Fresh Dill chopped


  • 1 cup Borscht Sauce instructions below*


  • 2 cups Sourdough Starter active
  • 1 cup Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • 2 Beets
  • 2 Potatoes
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Celery stalks
  • 1 Onion
  • ¼ Cabbage head
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 6 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • ½ cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Oil


Wild Dough (1 hour)

  • Make your dough by mixing the sourdough starter, flour and salt together (adding a bit of flour at a time until it takes shape but is still a little sticky) and knead the dough for about 30 seconds.
  • Place the wild dough in lightly floured bowl and cover with a towel, set aside for 1 hour. (The pizza steel or stone needs to preheat for 1 hour as well, so preheat oven to 550 degrees after you finish making your pizza dough)

Borscht (30 min.)

  • Peel carrots, potatoes and beets (use gloves with the beets or else your hands will be stained red!)
  • Dice garlic, shred cabbage and slice beets (remember to use the gloves with the beets!..or else!) Chop onion, carrots and celery.
  • Set Instapot to 'saute' and add oil. Add onion, cook for 2 minutes. Add carrots (cook 2 min), add celery (cook 2 min), add cabbage (cook 2 min), add beets (cook 2 min), add potatoes and turn off Instapot.
  • Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, white wine vinegar, bay leaves, vegetable broth, salt and pepper.
  • Close and lock Instapot lid, then set to 'pressure cook' for 15 minutes. Once finished, carefully release the pressure valve and let all the steam release before opening. Turn off Instapot.
  • Open Instapot and reserve ⅓ cup of broth and 2 cups of Borscht Vegetable Mix* with a slotted spoon, straining out excess liquid.

Borscht Sauce*

  • Mix ⅓ cup of Borscht broth with ⅔ cup Sour Cream.

PIZZA (8-10 minutes)

  • Grate mozzarella.
  • Preheat oven to 550 degrees F. with baking steel or pizza stone inside the oven for 1 hour.
  • Flour surface and roll out the dough. Put a floured pizza peel underneath the dough.
  • Add sauce, cheese, and Borscht Vegetable Mix*. Pat down the toppings before putting into the oven.
  • Bake pizza in the oven at 550 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove pizza from oven with pizza peel. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add 1 tbsp. of sour cream to each slice and add fresh dill on top.



Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 753IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 1mg