Can't decide between seafood or pizza? This shrimp scampi pizza gives the best of both worlds, and it's a combination that really works. With a fresh lemony sauce, it will give you that classic cheese pizza with a refreshing twist. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner, once the dough is made this pizza can be done in less than 30 minutes.
The base for this pizza is a simple scampi sauce that comes together really quickly. Surprisingly, it's actually pretty light too! With just a little butter and olive oil, the most important parts of this sauce are the additions of white wine and lemon juice. Although you want to let the sauce simmer for a few minutes, I do suggest removing it from the heat before it reduces too much. No one likes a dry pizza, so it's important to make sure you have enough sauce to coat the pizza dough.
For this recipe, I've found that the really small sized shrimp work great. Using 100/150 count, it was perfect for getting a little bit in each bite. Sometimes it's hard to find uncooked small shrimp in the grocery store. In my opinion, for this recipe it will work perfectly fine to use pre-cooked shrimp. You can add them on right before putting it in the oven and as long as you add a good amount you will still get all the flavor.
This pizza is really light tasting, but also super satisfying. Whether or not you usually like crushed red pepper or parsley, I strongly urge you to try a little. While you're at it, sprinkle on a little lemon zest. I know these flavors all seem strong on their own, but trust me, between the crust and cheese you will end up with a good balance.
Below, you may see something that says "Servings: 4". Let it be known, if you find that this situation turned out more like "Servings: 1", you weren't the only one.
Lemony, garlicky, zesty, winey, cheesy and...shrimpy? The perfect shrimp scampi pizza for your average weeknight when you're craving an Italian classic.
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