Shrimp Pesto Pizza

One of our absolute favorite pizzas!  So simple and utterly delicious. 

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Shrimp Pesto Pizza

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Weeknight Meals
Author: Denise


  • Toss your favorite homemade or store bought pizza dough over pizza peel.  Stretch to desired diameter, ensuring no breaks or holes in the dough.
  • Add thin layer pesto, either store bought or homemade.  (Check out our website for basil pesto and arugula walnut pesto recipes).
  • Top generously with shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • In a small bowl, toss 8-10 pieces of jumbo shrimp with olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper and lemon juice.  (I like to use frozen jumbo shrimp that is deveined, tails off, peeled and cooked.  I defrost in fridge or run under water and pay dry before using).
  • Add shrimp on top of cheese.
  • Add 1-2 scallions that have been sliced.
  • Sprinkle with dried oregano and red pepper flakes.
  • Transfer to baking stone or cook directly on oven surface (if using wood fired or Ooni). Bake in pizza oven or convection oven.
  • Top with grated Parmesan and freshly grated lemon zest.


In our outdoor pizza oven with a temperature of roughly 800 degrees, the pizza cooks in 90 seconds to 2 minutes.  Doneness is when cheese is melted and dough is golden brown. 
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