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Shrimp Pesto Pizza

No recipe image available.Try a deliciously unique pizza with succulent shrimp and homemade basil pesto.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) Italian pizza shell or make your own (see recipe Pizza Dough 4-Ways)

Pesto:
2 tablespoons pine nuts (pignoli)
2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan or pecorino cheese
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 garlic cloves

Toppings:
8 ounces cooked shrimp
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese - divided use
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Pesto: Lightly toast pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium-low heat until golden, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine basil, cheese, oil, pine nuts and garlic; whirl until puréed.
  3. For Pizza: Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  4. Place pizza shell or dough on baking sheet; spread with pesto. Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Top with shrimp, olives and green onions; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Makes 6 servings.