Shrimp Pizza: the fast, simple recipe for a mouthwatering seafood pizza

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
medium pizza dough
Extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 cup
large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 lb
salt and pepper to taste
Garlic, minced
5 cloves
onion, thinly sliced
Dry white wine
1 cup
grape tomatoes, halved
1 cups
crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp
Dried oregano
1/4 tsp
shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups
fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup
Grated parmesan cheese
Black olives

For a quick, flavorful dish you can throw together on busy weeknights, there's nothing like this tasty shrimp pizza recipe. With its spicy, garlicky tomato sauce and perfectly tender, juicy shrimp, this fantastic seafood pizza tastes like a gourmet dish. It only takes about half an hour to make from start to finish, and it's super easy to customize.

Thanks to ingredients like ripe tomatoes, onion, shrimp, and basil, this delectable pizza tastes light and fresh. Enjoy it with a chopped salad, mozzarella sticks, or buffalo chicken tenders, or any of your go-to sides that you'd order from your local slice house!

What is the Best Shrimp to Use for Shrimp Pizza?

Large shrimp are the best option for your shrimp pizza. You want nice big pieces of shrimp to bite into. Fresh shrimp have a better flavor, but you can use frozen if you prefer.

How to Make Shrimp Pizza

You can whip up this spicy, garlicky shrimp pizza in no time. Start by lightly searing the shrimp on both sides, then setting them to the side. Don't overcook them as they'll cook properly once they're in the oven.

Next, sauté the onions until they turn translucent. Add in the garlic, then deglaze the pan with wine. Don't forget to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan – they'll give your pizza sauce loads of flavor. Stir in the tomatoes, chili flakes, and oregano, then lower the heat and simmer the sauce for 10 to 15 minutes.

Brush the pizza dough with olive oil, then layer half the cheese over the dough. Spoon the tomato mixture over the cheese. Put the shrimp over the tomato, then top the shrimp with the remaining cheese. Bake your shrimp pizza for 10 to 12 minutes at 425F. Take the pizza out of the oven, garnish with parmesan and plenty of fresh basil, and serve hot.

If you're using a pizza stone, be sure to put it in the oven as the oven is preheating. Put the pizza directly onto the stone to bake.


Tips for the Best Shrimp Pizza

You can use fresh or frozen shrimp to make your shrimp pizza.

If you don't like spice, reduce or leave out the chili flakes.

Use store-bought or homemade pizza dough to make your shrimp pizza.

Don't overcook the shrimp when you're sauteeing it – it'll cook further in the oven and you don't want to wind up with rubbery shrimp. The key here is a light sear.

Shred the cheese yourself – it'll melt more evenly and have a better flavor.

Don't like tomatoes? A white sauce would be just as delicious on your shrimp pizza. White sauce is made from parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, and milk and is very similar to Alfredo sauce.

Pesto would also be excellent on your shrimp pizza.

Jazz up your pizza with extra toppings like roasted bell peppers, ricotta, mushrooms, zucchini, shallots, spinach, kale, pepperoni, sausage, or chicken. Try out your favorite pizza toppings!

What to Serve with Shrimp Pizza

There are so many mouthwatering side dishes to serve with this tasty shrimp pizza. A Caesar salad is always delicious, as are mozzarella sticks, homemade tater tots, and jalapeño poppers.

Spinach artichoke dip, garlic bread, and chicken wings are other savory sides that go well with pizza. You can also serve up some chopped veggies and a side of ranch dressing for something a little lighter.

How to Store Shrimp Pizza

Wrap leftover pizza in foil and place it in the fridge. Enjoy within 2 days.


Preheat your oven to 425F.

Pour 1 tablespoon of oil into a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Toss the shrimp with salt and pepper, then add to the skillet. Fry for 1 minute, then flip and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Place the shrimp on a plate and set it aside.

Pour 2 more tablespoons of oil into the skillet. Saute the onions for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for 1 minute, until fragrant. Pour in the wine and deglaze the pan, making sure to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

Stir in the tomatoes, chili flakes, and oregano. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Take off the heat.

Brush the remaining olive oil over the pizza dough. Layer half the cheese over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch to 1-inch sized border cheeseless. Layer the tomato mixture over the cheese. Put the shrimp over the tomato, then top the shrimp with the remaining cheese.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Take the pizza out of the oven, garnish with parmesan and fresh basil, and serve.


For best results, use a pizza stone.

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