This shrimp pesto pizza is flavorful and satisfying. Perfect way to jazz up pizza night!
Let's talk pizza. Do you do Friday night pizza nights?
According to Packaged Facts, each man, woman and child in America eats an average of 46 slices (23 pounds) of pizza a year. Per person. That's a lot of pizza!
But, I'm pretty sure my family eats about that much each year. Because I'm dairy-free, I usually have to order just a salad and garlic rolls when we get pizza delivered. But when we make pizza from scratch at home, I get to make delicious pizza that I can eat and enjoy!
🍕 Homemade pizza dough and spinach pesto
Earlier this week, I shared two super easy recipes:
That's what I use as the base for this Shrimp Pesto pizza.
However, if you are totally short on time but still want to make this pizza, you can use store-bought pizza crust and store-bought, jarred pesto sauce. No judgment!
But, if you do have a little extra time, want to save money, and want a healthier pizza - try to make the dough and pesto from scratch when you can. :)
🍤 Shrimp pesto pizza
Because I'm dairy-free, I use dairy-free mozzarella-style shreds on my pizza. If you don't have any dairy issues, then go for full mozzarella.
This pizza is a nice blend of land and sea: I love how the earthiness of the mushrooms balances the brininess of the shrimp. And pesto goes so well with both!
While I do not put pine nuts in my pesto sauce, I did opt to sprinkle some on top of the pizza. I like the little added crunch it gives.
This is one of my regular pizzas that I make at home. It's great for leftovers the next day, too! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
🍕 Pizza night tools & equipment
Whether you have regular family pizza nights or you're hosting a birthday pizza party, here are some kitchen tools to help you have the best pizza experience.
- Pizza peel: A pizza peel can help you slide your pizzas in and out of the oven like a pro.
- Pizza stone: If you don't have a pizza oven, a pizza stone will help heat up the pizza in a standard kitchen oven quickly and give it a nice professional crust.
- Pizza cutter: This sturdy wheeled pizza cutter is great for cutting pizza, as well as pie crust and pastry dough.
- Meat thermometer: These meat thermometers are the key to having perfectly cooked pies.
- Pizza oven: If you regularly host pizza nights, consider getting an Ooni pizza oven. The leading brand name in modern pizza ovens, this is a top of the line kitchen must for home cooks who love their pizza!
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Shrimp Pesto Pizza
- 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen shrimp, tails off, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or your favorite dairy-free alternative
- ½ cup pine nuts
- Make the homemade pizza dough. Or, use your favorite store-bought pizza dough or pizza crust.
- Make the spinach pesto sauce. Or, use jarred store-bought pesto.
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll out the pizza dough. Brush olive oil on top of the dough. Sprinkle dried oregano over the top. Spread pesto sauce, then top generously with the shrimp, mushrooms, cheese, and pine nuts. Bake at 425°F for 8-12 minutes, until the crust gets a nice golden brown color, the shrimp turns pink, and the cheese is just melted.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.