January 6, 2016

Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Yum
Think outside the pizza box with homemade Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes!  It may just become a new family favorite. 

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I have a confession to make.  I am a pizza addict.

I swear I could eat it every single day, for every single meal and never get tired of it.  I mean, cold pizza for breakfast? ... don't even get me started ... it's my favorite.

Not only do I love pizza, I love making pizzas at home ... especially pizzas with fun-and-funky flavor combinations.  And fortunately, my husband is an all-to-willing participant in taste-testing my pizza adventures.  His absolute favorite?

This Shrimp & Pesto Pizza, with sun-dried tomatoes, of course.  As if shrimp and pesto together aren't yummy enough, sun-dried tomatoes are tossed in to make it even better.  The combination of flavors is a truly amazing one.

Whenever I ask Mark what kind of pizza he'd like for dinner, this one is his answer.  I must say, the boy's got great taste!

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I was actually inspired to make Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes as a riff off a  pizza from one of my favorite local pizza joints.  It's become a make-at-home family-favorite ever since.

To make it super easy, I use a prepared pizza dough ball ... which are available at most grocery stores, typically in the deli area.

Spread on a thin layer of pesto ... taking care to keep it pretty thin, as the pesto flavor can become a bit overpowering if there's too much ...

Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes~ An amazing pizza flavor combination that may just become a new family favorite!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

... then load on peeled & deveined shrimp, coarsely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and freshly-grated mozzarella ...

Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes~ An amazing pizza flavor combination that may just become a new family favorite!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Once baked up and golden, get ready to enjoy the cheesy shrimp-and-pesto deliciousness ... Deliciousness I hope will become a family-favorite for your family, just as it has ours.  Enjoy!

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Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1 pizza dough ball{homemade or store-bought dough ball}
  • About 1/4 c. prepared pesto
  • 12 to 15 large uncooked shrimp {peeled and deveined}
  • About 1/4 c. sun-dried tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 8 oz. (2 c.) shredded mozzarella
Directions
  1. Roll pizza dough out to desired size; place on preheated pizza stone or baking sheet.
  2. Spread pesto in a thin layer over the crust. Top with shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes, then sprinkle with cheese. Cover the shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes well with mozzarella to keep them nice and moist while baking.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and just beginning to brown.
Note:  Shrimp can be placed on the pizza whole.  If shrimp are extra large, slice them in half lengthwise or give them a rough chop into manageable bite-sized pieces.

Enjoy!





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4 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite pizza combos!! I'm like the lone gourmet pizza person in my house though...they all like plain cheese. Ugh. On a positive note, I get all of my leftovers!

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  2. Oh my word. I am definitely going to have to make this recipe. It looks amazing! I've never put shrimp on a pizza before, but you can bet I will now. Yum!

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  3. What a great pizza, it looks amazing!  Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Oh My! it looks so yummy, and this is going on my Recipe To Try list. Thanks and I'm going to browse the other pizzas you have here as well. :)

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