Shrimp Pesto Pizza

I moved to Arizona 5 months ago expecting bright, warm sunny days…unfortunately Mother Nature has decided to mess with my head. Yes, I do realize that it is winter and most of the country is blanketed in snow right now, but this is the desert for Pete’s sake! Why am I mentioning this now? Because you are about to see even more blurry images of this truly delicious Shrimp Pesto Pizza…..

Shrimp Pesto Pizza topped with kale pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, feta and mozzarella cheese on a homemade crust | cookingwithcurls.com

Not only has it been cloudy and raining for weeks on end, but the houses in Arizona are designed to block the sunlight!!  The houses are 5 feet apart…literally…so any light that would normally come through my South facing windows is blocked by the roof next door. 🙁  My goal for 2016 is to learn the ins and outs of my camera so light is no longer an issue, but until then all of my images will look like I have been drinking….which I have not by the way. 😉

Skip the take-out and make this delicious Shrimp Pesto Pizza at home instead | cookingwithcurls.com

So, Shrimp Pesto Pizza…..did I mention how incredibly amazing this pizza is?  I will continue to tell you how delicious it is throughout this entire post, it is that good!

If you are using a baking stone {which you should} place it into a cold oven and preheat to 500 degrees for one hour.

In a large bowl, toss shrimp with 2 tablespoons of pesto. Set aside…..

Shrimp Pesto Pizza mix cookingwithcurls.com

See, this is the problem that I am having! The only window in the kitchen faces North so there is little or no light in there…but I will figure this out. 😉

On a well floured surface, roll out pizza dough into a circle. Place dough circle on a parchment paper lined pizza peel or backside of a baking sheet.

Spread 1/4 cup of pesto sauce over the top of the pizza dough. Place the shrimp on top of the pesto in a single layer…..

Shrimp Pesto Pizza shrimp cookingwithcurls.com

These were giant shrimp! Sprinkle on the mozzarella and goat cheeses, and finally the tomato slices…..

Shrimp Pesto Pizza bake cookingwithcurls.com

Add more or less based on your tastes. The amounts are more like guidelines. 😉

Slide pizza onto the hot baking stone and bake for 10 to 14 minutes, depending on your oven. Remove from oven, slice and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese…..

Shrimp Pesto Pizza makes any pizza night special | cookingwithcurls.com

If I had made this Shrimp Pesto Pizza in the shape of a heart, it would have been perfect for Valentine’s Day!! Serve with a chilled Savignon Blanc or Pinto Grigio and you are set. 🙂

I used Kale Pesto to make this pizza, but Basil Pesto would work as well. It comes together in no time and is sure to make everyone in the family happy!

With the leftover dough you could also make this Shrimp Scampi Pizza…..

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

With the leftover pesto you could make a Greens Pizza…..

Greens Pizza | cookingwithcurls.com

Enjoy!!

Shrimp Pesto Pizza

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 27 minutes
Meal type Main Course
Shrimp Pesto Pizza topped with kale pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, feta and mozzarella cheese on a homemade crust.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup +2 Tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 1/2 Pound raw shrimp (cleaned and deveined)
  • 1/2 cup shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • 3 sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil (sliced)
  • Parmesan cheese (to garnish)

Directions

Place baking stone {if using} into cold oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees for one hour.
In a large bowl, toss shrimp with 2 tablespoons of pesto. Set aside.
On a well floured surface, roll out pizza dough into a circle.
Place dough circle on a parchment paper lined pizza peel or backside of a baking sheet.
Spread 1/4 cup of pesto sauce over the top of the pizza dough.
Place the shrimp on top of the pesto in a single layer.
Sprinkle on the mozzarella and goat cheeses, and finally the tomato slices.
Slide pizza onto the hot baking stone and bake for 10 to 14 minutes, depending on your oven.
Remove from oven, slice and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.

Note

My Homemade Pizza Dough recipe will make 2 pounds of dough, enough for 2 pizzas. To make two Shrimp Pesto Pizzas, double the ingredients, or make a second type of pizza.

You can also store the remaining dough in a plastic container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

 

Comments

  1. Whitney Mullennex says

    This looks delicious! I don’t usually think of shrimp on pizzas, but this looks like it could definitely work 🙂 Your other pizzas look yummy too btw… Hawaiian is my favorite. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. says

    This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for coming to our party and sharing such an amazing masterpiece! I hope to see you next Monday @7 because we love to party with you! Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

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