Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Next to bacon cheeseburgers, pizza is my favorite food group! I could eat pizza every single day of the year and never get tired of it. There are so many different toppings and combinations that keep pizza from getting dull or boring. This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is the perfect example of unexpected toppings taking the ordinary to extraordinary…..

Shrimp Scampi Pizza topped with a light garlic-lemon sauce, and mozzarella cheese |

This is yet another one of those recipes that has been popping in and out of my head for more than a year. Β Since today is National Pizza Day, I just had to finally make this creation happen!!

Shrimp Scampi Pizza with a thin, crispy crust, garlic-lemon sauce, and cheeses |

About 2:00 this afternoon, I pulled out my trusty bread machine and made my favorite Homemade Pizza Dough. I continued to peruse Pinterest while the bread machine did it’s thing. Thirty minutes before the dough was ready, I put my baking stone into the cold oven and set the temperature to 500 degrees!! This little step makes a huge difference in how the crust cooks.

While the dough is resting, heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and lemon zest and cook for one minute…..

Shrimp Scampi Pizza garlic

Add the white wine and lemon juice and cook for an additional 2 minutes…..

Shrimp Scampi Pizza wine

Add the shrimp and cook only until pink…..

Shrimp Scampi Pizza cook shrimp

Remove from the pan and set aside. Β Roll out dough on a well floured surface…..

Shrimp Scampi Pizza roll

and place on a cornmeal covered pizza peel {or the backside of a flat baking sheet} and brush with garlic-lemon sauce…..

Shrimp Scampi Pizza brush

Be generous, but don’t turn the top of the pizza into a lake. πŸ˜‰ Β Add the shrimp, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses…..

Shrimp Scampi Pizza cheese

Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and slide onto the hot baking stone…..

Shrimp Scampi Pizza bake

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly…..

Shrimp Scampi Pizza |

Garnish with Italian parsley and serve with red hot pepper flakes {if desired}

Shrimp Scampi Pizza with Homemade Crust |

You have probably noticed that I like my pizza crust thin and crispy. One of these days I will get around to posting a thick crust pizza.

The pizza was done, photographed and eaten by 4:20 pm before the sunlight was completely gone, lol! I will be using the other half of the pizza dough to remake my Breakfast Pizza tomorrow morning….Yum!

Maybe you would like a Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza…..

BBQ Cheeseburger Pizza

Or a Chicken Tostada Pizza with Cornmeal Crust…..

Chicken Tostada Pizza with Cornmeal Crust

What’s the most unusual pizza that you have even made or eaten?


Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Main Course
Shrimp Scampi Pizza topped with a light garlic-lemon sauce, shrimp, and cheeses.


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 Large cloves fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 Lemon zest and juice
  • 1 Pound fresh shrimp (16 count) (rinsed, peeled, deveined)
  • 1 Pound fresh pizza dough
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoons Italian seasoning


Place baking stone in oven and preheat to 500 degrees for ONE HOUR!
In a large skillet, melt butter and oil over medium-low heat.
Add the garlic and lemon zest, cook for one minute.
Add the wine and lemon juice, simmer for 2 minutes.
Add shrimp and cook only until pink. Remove from pan and set aside.
Roll out pizza dough. Place on a cornmeal lined pizza peel.
Brush dough with garlic-lemon sauce from pan. Be generous. but you don't want your pizza to look like a lake.
Top with shrimp, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Slide pizza onto preheated baking stone and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until cheese is bubbly.
Serve with red hot pepper flakes.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!


  1. says

    I literally just salivated when I saw your first picture. The best pizza I ever ate was at Regina’s in Boston, and it was a shrimp scampi pizza. I have got to try to make this, but I confess I will not be making my own dough! Pinned.

  2. says

    This shrimp pizza looks great and fun to make, and fast! I also like the idea of baking the pizza on a stone in the oven. Definitely have to try this one out. Really enjoy stopping by your blog. Although I don’t eat meat, you still have a wide range of other suggestions πŸ™‚ i’ll pin some of them.

  3. says

    That’s how I make my pizza too. Except I don’t have a pizza peel, so I take the pizza pan out of the oven (it is a cast iron one and has handles). I am dying to make this version.

    Don’t you just love bread machine for all things bread?
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    • says

      I have not tried my cast iron pizza pan yet, I should make my next pizza that way!! I do love my bread machine, Mila. It is the one machine in my kitchen that will always get replaced when it breaks down, LOL.

  4. Rick Thiemke says

    Have you thought about pulsing the shrimp in a food processor for 10-20 seconds or dicing up the shrimp before you cook them. That might make a move evenly distributed portion of shrimp. Just a thought.

  5. HoLLY Zittrouer says

    I have made this several times, and it’s a favorite of my fiancΓ©, thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe.

  6. Jenny says

    Hi, I’m going to make this right now , I was thinking about adding fresh basil, sundries tomatoes and kalamata olives and possibly feta or myzithra cheese. Any suggestions on that combo?

  7. Angie says

    The most unusual pizza I ever made was a shrimp pesto pizza with goat cheese that I found some place on pinterest. It was yummy! This one looks fantastic as well!


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