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Shrimp Pesto Pizza

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This amazing Shrimp Pesto Pizza is topped with kale pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, feta and mozzarella cheese on a light and chewy homemade crust.

Check out this How to make Homemade Pizza post for detailed instructions and recipes for making pizzeria quality pizza at home.

Pizza topped with pesto, shrimp, feta cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes.

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What you will need

  • One pound of pizza dough – homemade is best but store-bought will also work.
  • Pesto sauce – I used homemade kale pesto but basil is also delicious.
  • Raw shrimp that has been peeled and deveined. 16-count is a good size for pizza, but any size will work.
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese – the solid kind in the cheese section, not the fresh kind sold in water.
  • Crumbled feta cheese gives this pizza a nice tangy flavor.
  • Jarred sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil that have been sliced into bite-size pieces.
  • A sprinkling of Parmesan cheese to add another layer of flavor.

Be sure to check out the detailed printable recipe card below

Shrimp, pesto sauce, sun-dried tomatoes topped with melted cheese on puffy crust.

So, 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!

How to make Shrimp Pesto Pizza

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 mixed with pesto sauce in a large bowl.

On a well floured surface, roll out pizza dough into a 12-inch circle. Place dough circle on a parchment paper lined pizza peel or backside of a baking sheet.

Spread .25 cup of pesto sauce over the top of the pizza dough. Place the shrimp on top of the pesto in a single layer.

Pizza dough circle topped with pesto sauce and pesto covered shrimp.

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

Raw pizza dough circle topped with pesto, shrimp, crumbled cheese, and slices of sun-dried tomatoes.

Add more or less cheese 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.

A slice of Shrimp Pesto Pizza on a plate.

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! 🙂

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • If using jumbo shrimp it helps to cut them in half to make them easier to bite into.
  • I linked to my homemade pizza recipe above, but my new favorite is Italian Pizza Dough because of it’s light, chewy texture.

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Shrimp Pesto Pizza topped with cheese.

Shrimp Pesto Pizza

This Shrimp Pesto Pizza is topped with kale pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, feta and mozzarella cheese on a homemade crust.
4.41 from 10 votes
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza, shrimp, pesto, feta cheese, recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 501kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • .25 cup pesto sauce (plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 0.5 pound raw shrimp (cleaned and deveined)
  • 0.5 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 0.5 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 sundried tomatoes, sliced (packed in oil)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (to garnish)

Instructions

  • 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 12-inch circle. Place dough circle on a parchment paper lined pizza peel or backside of a baking sheet.
  • Spread .25 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.

Notes

  • 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.
  • If using jumbo shrimp it helps to cut them in half to make them easier to bite into.
  • This Italian Pizza Dough recipe is is also a delicious option for its light, chewy texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 1748mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 4.6mg

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6 Comments

  1. 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. Oh. My. Gosh. YES. This was the first post that caught my eye in the Totally Terrific Tuesday link up. Oh boy it looks amazing. Pinning to share!

  3. 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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