Saturday, April 13, 2024

Shrimp Alfredo Deep Dish Pizza











I love making homemade Pizza. I can add anything I want and season it just right and I save so much money by making it at home.  And you have leftovers and I've been know to grab a slice of pizza for breakfast on many occasions.  One of my favorite pizzas is Shrimp pizza!

Shrimp Alfredo Deep Dish Pizza

1/2 pound frozen or fresh shrimp, peeled and de-veined, tails removed

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon minced parsley

















 Lay shrimp out on a sheet pan lined with paper towels.  Pat shrimp dry with until the surface is no longer wet.  Add olive oil and butter to skillet and melt over medium high heat.  Add shrimp and sauté until just pink.  Immediately remove from skillet and set aside.  Do not leave shrimp in hot pan or they will continue cooking and get too tough.   

 Alfredo Sauce

2 Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoons flour

3/4 cups half and half or heavy cream (more if needed)

2 teaspoons minced garlic (less if you are not a garlic fan)

½-3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 cup Parmesan

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup Mozzarella cheese (more if you like)

1 round of fresh pizza dough (or frozen and thawed)

In a sauce pan or skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add flour and whisk until combined. Cook for 2 minutes to remove the flour taste but do not allow to brown. 

















 Slowly whisk in half and half or cream. You want this sauce to be thick so add the milk sparingly. You can always thin it out later if found to be too thick.

Whisk in the Italian seasonings, garlic, salt and pepper. Taste to make any adjustments in seasonings.

Stir in the Parmesan and cook over low heat until it thickens and cheese is melted. If sauce is too thin, add more cheese. Turn heat to simmer and set aside until ready to use.











Brush your pizza pan with olive oil to prevent sticking. Add your dough and stretch and pull to fit pan. Drizzle a little olive oil on top of your dough and add a little Italian seasoning.  Top with sauce, leaving a border around the edges of the dough.











Got cheese?  I like to load my pizzas with fresh shredded whole Milk Mozzarella.  Pre-shredded cheese you buy in bags doesn't melt as well and it's full of unhealthy chemicals.

Bake at 400 degrees on middle rack for about 20-25 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly. 











 Slice and serve!


  • My personal preference is to buy small bags of quick frozen shrimp  They’re frozen shortly after being harvested and will have the freshest taste. To defrost, simply add the needed quantity into a colander and run under cold water until they’re no longer solid, about 3 minutes. After draining, you will want to pat them dry with a paper towel.

  • Shrimp can quickly overcook if left unattended in the skillet, even with the heat turned off. This is due to the residual retained heat.  As soon as they turn pink, remove from heat.
  • I like to buy fresh dough from the grocery store or local pizza place. Most places will sell you bags of dough. The fresher the better.
  • Oil your pizza pan first with olive oil and butter before you add your dough.  This will give you that buttery taste.
  • Always buy fresh whole milk mozzarella and grate it yourself.
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