Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Never once in my life did I think I’d like shrimp on pizza.

I don’t super love shrimp but I do like shrimp scampi and I like a few other shrimp dishes (like this delicious Chicken and Shrimp in Coconut Lime Tomato Sauce).

So anyway, one Saturday pizza night I decided to be brave and cook this shrimp scampi pizza. And guess what? We liked it so well we’ve made it twice in the last month.  The buttery garlicky base is light and delicious and the topping of just shrimp and cheese keeps it light and refreshing. Leave out the red pepper flakes if you don’t want any heat but, we think it adds just a tiny bit of heat and a much needed flavor.

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Recipe notes: If you’re going to make homemade pizza it’s really worth it to invest in a pizza paddle and a pizza stone. In my opinion, the pizza stone is essential for a well-cooked crust and gives it that crusty outer layer with soft chewy bread inside and the center of the pizza cooks thoroughly and doesn’t leave any soggy areas. You could get by without a pizza paddle but it makes it easy and safe to slide the pizza on and off the flaming hot stone.

*45-60 minutes before baking, place the pizza stone on the center rack in a cold oven and preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Shrimp Scampi Pizza


  • 1/2 recipe of the best pizza dough If you want to make this dough all whole wheat and no refined sugar, substitute whole wheat flour in place of the all-purpose white flour and use 3 tablespoons honey and no sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon chicken base
  • 1 pound fresh shrimp, rinsed, peeled, & deveined
  • 1 cup (or more) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3/4 teaspoons Italian seasoning


  1. In a large skillet, melt the olive oil and butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and lemon zest; cook for one minute.
  3. Add the water, chicken base, and lemon juice; simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the shrimp and cook only until it's pink. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set it aside.
  5. Spread the pizza dough out on parchment paper lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Brush the dough with the garlic-lemon sauce from the pan. Cover the dough with the liquid but don't leave large puddled areas. And try to get as much of the garlic and red pepper flakes as you can and sprinkle them over the dough.
  7. Add the shrimp, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning over the top.
  8. Bake for about 6 minutes on the preheated stone (see the above recipe note).

Recipe source: Cooking with Curls

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8 Responses to Shrimp Scampi Pizza

  1. Maureen April 21, 2015 at 6:07 am #

    Will be sharing this with my seafood loving family!

  2. Chastity April 21, 2015 at 8:50 am #

    This looks amazing!!! Can’t wait to make this.

  3. Kim April 29, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    Hi Lori! This pizza looks great! I don’t eat pizza that often anymore, but I’d love to try this one! Thanks so much for pinning to the P3Party Board! You are being featured this Friday on the blog, so look for some social media love from me!

    • Lori April 30, 2015 at 11:39 am #

      Thanks, Kim.

  4. leilani May 4, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    You are the queen of pizza!

    • Lori May 4, 2015 at 10:59 pm #


  5. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai May 16, 2015 at 1:31 am #

    Ooooh… two of my favorite things–shrimp scampi and pizza! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  6. Ri February 8, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

    Hi, Lori! Thanks for the recipe. What is chicken base?

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