I don’t think I’ll ever tire of trying new combinations of pizza toppings.  Both in our kitchen or out at a restaurant, it keeps pizza night interesting.  This is my first time putting shrimp on a pizza at home.  I had it once in a restaurant and I really enjoyed it.  Though this pizza is really nothing like the restaurant version I had, it was wonderful.  I was sort of flying by the seat of my pants when I threw this together and honestly I was unsure if all the flavors would mesh well.  What I ended up with was a pizza so good, it rivals the chicken ranch pizza and spinoccoli for becoming my favorite.  I’m always a bit wary of dishes combining shrimp and cheese because I’ve made some that really did not work, but this more than worked…this was fabulous.  The roasted red pepper really made this, in my opinion.  You can roast your own pepper or use the jarred kind.  And as with most spicy dishes, you can easily adjust the seasonings here according to your personal preference and heat tolerance.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!


Pizza dough
Olive oil, for brushing
1/3 cup pizza sauce
½ lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tsp. olive oil
Cajun seasoning, to taste
1 oz. grated Romano cheese
2-3 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 small red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and chopped
¼ cup red onion, chopped
¼ cup chopped green onions


  • 01

    Preheat the oven and a pizza stone at 500˚ F for at least 30 minutes.  Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-14 inch round.  Lightly brush the surface of the dough with olive oil.  Top with a thin layer of pizza sauce leaving a clear perimeter around the edge for the crust.

  • 02

    Combine the shrimp, olive oil and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss until the shrimp are well coated with the seasoning.  Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Place the shrimp in the pan in a single layer and cook briefly, turning once, just until the shrimp are just opaque.  Remove from the heat and transfer the shrimp to a plate to cool slightly.

  • 03

    Meanwhile, sprinkle the Romano and mozzarella cheeses evenly over the pizza dough.  Top with roasted red pepper, red onion, and green onions.  Evenly distribute the cooked shrimp over the pizza.  Sprinkle the pizza with additional Cajun seasoning, if desired.

  • 04

    Transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza stone and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the crust is lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before slicing and serving.

  • What a splendid pizza! I love that cajun topping.



  • I love shrimp on pizza! I’ve seen so many pizza recipes recently, I think it’s a sign I need to make pizza. This one looks particularly yummy!

  • I’ve never had shrimp on pizza but I think that needs to change!

  • Nicole G

    Never had shrimp on pizza but hey, why not? Your pizza looks delicious, will be trying this soon! Can’t go wrong with shrimp and cajun spices…on anything!

  • I’m a sucker for shrimp, but I’ve never tried it on pizza. It sounds (and looks) delicious. Where did you buy your shrimp- they look like they’re from the Gulf.

  • Annie

    They’re just from the grocery store :)

  • The “recipe whisperer” (that would be me) loves the idea of shrimp on pizza. However, there can be no question your shrimp were overcooked. A better solution would have been to add uncooked shrimp to your pizza when you still needed to cook it for 3-5 minutes.

  • Amy

    YUM! This looks so good. My Husband and I were just talking about homademade pizza the other day. It’s been awhile since we’ve have homemade pizza. Lucky for us, we have shrimp in the freezer so this just might be on our menu soon.

    I love your pizza crust recipe and topping ideas!

  • I’ve GOT to make this for hubs sometime. I’m not a seafood fan but he is. Thanks as always for another fun recipe :)

  • Annie

    I thought of that in advance but decided to try it this way and they still tasted great to me. But, that way would work too :)

  • Looks delicious! I’ve been in need of a new pizza recipe and this one looks perfect!

  • Annie, this looks great as always. I’m with you- I will never tire of new pizza ideas!

  • Ohhhh, you had me at Cajun. Then again at shrimp. Then again at pizza. Basically, this is heaven on a plate for me. YUM!

  • I think your pizza looks better than any pizza I’ve seen in a pizzeria! Gorgeous, and the combination sounds really savory and delicious :-)

  • I get hesitant of cheese and shell fish sometimes too! But your first photo is so beautiful that I just want to eat this pizza right off the screen!

  • Lia

    This sounds so amazing, the combination made me instantly crave pizza and shrimp! I will try this this weekend for sure! Thanks.

  • Shrimp is our favorite pizza topping, but I’ve never tried it with Cajun seasoning. Now I will! Looks fantastic.

  • Why is shrimp so amazing?
    This pizza looks SO GREAT.
    just made honey chocolate avocado pudding and now I want to make something with shrimp in it haha!

  • Mary R

    I had the same qualms as StephenC about overcooked shrimp, but since I was starting with unthawed frozen shrimp and didn’t want them to water log the pizza, I lightly cooked them until the tails juuuust turned pink and they were still fairly translucent under their pink glimmer. I pulled off the tails, threw them on the pizza and baked (at about 550, actually).

    The shrimp were *perfect*. I’m guessing the crust shields the shrimp very well.

  • Kelsey

    I love this idea, Annie!

  • Bobbie S.

    Yum! I make a cajun style pizza with an alfredo sauce, shrimp, chicken and sausage. It too was something I had in a restaurant that I recreated at home. I love making new pizzas!

  • YUM! I’m so excited to try this! It’s on my to-make this for this weekend!

  • CoreyLiz

    Yummmmm!!! I need to go make this NOW!

  • Annie, I’ve tried several of your recipes, but this one is my all-time favorite. I never thought I could make delicious homemade pizza at home that would rival takeout. Your tips and tricks answered all my questions. Since this was my first pizza, I followed it like it was the Bible!

    It was such a beautiful, flavorful meal that I shared it on my blog with other readers!

    Thanks again for making at-home pizza a reality for me!

  • I think it worked great this way. I cooked them until they were just opaque and then baked them on the pizza. They were still juicy and delicious. I worry if you put them on the pizza raw that they render a lot of liquid.

  • That is one tasty looking shrimp pizza!

  • Mindy

    We made this tonight for supper and it was FANTASTIC! Will definitely be making it again and again. Plus, it was easy to make. Thanks so much!

  • Rhonda Littlefield

    I wasn’t able to transfer the pizza crust from the round to the hot pizza stone. it fell apart. am I doing something wrong?

  • annieseats

    You need something underneath the pizza to help transfer it. Please see the pizza tutorial that is linked within this post.

  • Sue

    Hey Annie! Any type of Cajun seasoning? Favorite brand?

  • annieseats

    I don’t have a favorite. Enjoy!

  • Alexis

    DeJean Seasoning!! Seriously fantastic!