Personal Shrimp Pizza with Tomato & Basil

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 40 min.
These fun personal pizzas are a great project to do with kids.


  • 1/2 lb shrimp, (peeled & deveined)
  • 2 lbs prepared pizza dough
  • 2-3 Tbs olive oil
  • Tomato & Basil Sauce20 plum tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup basil, fresh, julienned
  • Cook Shrimp1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 Tbs parsley, finely chopped
  • Make Pizzas1 1/2 cups mozzarella or fontina cheese, shredded or crumbled
  • 2 to 4 heads garlic roasted, optional


  • Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Roll, pull or stretch dough to make 7 or 8 inch circles. Brush individual pizza pans with olive oil and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place dough in pans and brush with olive oil. Bake crusts at 350° F for 8 minutes. Brush with oil and refrigerate until ready to make pizzas.
  • Tomato & Basil SauceSauté tomatoes until soft and press through a sieve. Return tomato pulp to skillet with onion, garlic, butter, salt, sugar and thyme. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper; add basil and set aside.
  • To Cook ShrimpRinse shrimp under cold running water, drain well and pat dry. Heat 1/4 cup butter and olive oil together on a medium low heat, add shrimp and stir fry for one half of cooking time. Add wine and parsley. Cook remaining amount of time until shrimp are opaque. Remove shrimp; cool slightly.
  • To Make PizzasSpread prepared crusts with thin layer of tomato sauce. Top crusts with sliced tomato and basil mixture. Sprinkle with selected cheese. Bake at 425° F for 10 to 15 minutes. Top with shrimp and additional cheese. Return to oven until cheese melts. Serve immediately; with roasted garlic.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Cooking Tip: Don't let the oil and butter combination for frying the shrimp get too hot. If it starts to smoke (or smell smoky), turn the heat down to low.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 976
  Calories from Fat 327 (34%)
(57%)Total Fat 37g
(73%)Saturated Fat 15g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
(49%)Cholesterol 148mg
(42%)Sodium 1000mg
(35%)Potassium 1213mg
Total Carbohydrate 118g
(23%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(83%)Protein 41g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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