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Shrimp-Pesto Pizza

Tired of the same old, same old? Then try this delicious grilled pizza. Fresh shrimp and sautéed veggies all atop a pesto sauce make for great flavor and a unique slice of pie.

Southern Living OCTOBER 2007

  • Yield: Makes 2 to 3 servings
  • Cook time: 8 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Grill: 10 Minutes


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 pound unpeeled, large raw shrimp
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • All-purpose flour
  • Yellow cornmeal
  • 1 pound bakery pizza dough
  • 1/3 cup refrigerated pesto
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1. Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350° (medium heat).

2. Peel shrimp, and slice in half lengthwise; devein, if desired.

3. Sauté onion, bell pepper, salt, and pepper in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Transfer onion mixture to a large bowl. Sauté shrimp in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot oil 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Add shrimp to onion mixture, and toss.

4. Lightly sprinkle flour and cornmeal on a large surface. Place dough on surface, and roll to a 1/4-inch thickness. Carefully transfer pizza dough to a cutting board or baking sheet lightly sprinkled with flour and cornmeal.

5. Slide pizza dough from cutting board or baking sheet onto cooking grate; spread 1/3 cup refrigerated pesto evenly over crust, and top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

6. Grill, covered with grill lid, at 350° (medium heat) 4 minutes. Rotate pizza one-quarter turn, and grill, covered with grill lid, 5 to 6 more minutes or until pizza crust is cooked. Serve immediately.


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Shrimp-Pesto Pizza Recipe