Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

February 28, 2020
Think outside the pizza box with homemade Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes!  It's an amazing flavor combination that 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 pizza every single day, for every single meal and never get tired of it.  Cold pizza for breakfast? ... don't even get me started ... it's my favorite.

As if shrimp and pesto together aren't yummy enough, sun-dried tomatoes are tossed in to make it even better.

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

His absolute favorite? -- This Shrimp & Pesto Pizza, with sun-dried tomatoes.

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 we love.

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

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

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

I was inspired to make Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes as a riff on a  pizza from one of my favorite local pizza joints.

Just roll out the pizza dough ball on a very lightly-floured surface, and transfer it to a baking sheet or preheated pizza stone.  Don't worry too much about getting the dough rolled out into a perfect circle -- a rustic pizza shape is just fine.

Then spread a thin layer of prepared pesto on the rolled out dough as the pizza's sauce.  Take care to keep the presto layer pretty thin, as the pesto flavor can become a bit overpowering if there's too much.

Spreading Pesto as Sauce on Pizza Dough Image

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

Get a nice layer of mozzarella over the shrimp to help keep them nice and tender and moist when the pizza bakes.

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Once the pizza is baked up and golden, get ready to enjoy the cheesy shrimp-and-pesto deliciousness. It's an amazing flavor combination!

It's deliciousness I truly hope will become a family-favorite for your family, just as it has ours.

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Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Think outside the pizza box with homemade Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes! It's an amazing flavor combination that may just become a new family favorite.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 40 M

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

instructions:

How to cook Shrimp & Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  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.
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6 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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  5. Oh god, Tracey! That looks divine. I am also a confessed pizza addict. I stumbled upon your recipe while searching for pizza with shrimp. Thank God, I landed here. This pizza is going to be tested in my kitchen very soon.

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  6. This looks GOOD. I want instant gratification to gnosh on it. I'd have to modify the pesto slightly (can't have pine nuts or pistachios), but easy enough. There's a place back near where I used to live that makes the best white pizza with shrimp and broccoli.

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