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Creole Shrimp Pizza

Pizza and the flavors of Creole cuisine blend amazingly well in this hearty dish with a crispy crust. Add more hot sauce to boost the heat if you like things spicy. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium Creole seasoning, divided
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 large green pepper, thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Place crust on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with 1-1/2 teaspoons oil; sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Set aside. Combine lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning. Add shrimp; toss to coat.
  • In a small skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add onion, pepper, celery seed and remaining Creole seasoning; saute until onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in pizza sauce and hot sauce. Remove from heat.
  • Drain shrimp. Spread sauce mixture over crust. Top with shrimp and green pepper; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake until shrimp turn pink and cheese is melted, 25-30 minutes.

Test Kitchen tips
  • There are many kinds of Louisiana-style hot sauce, and each packs a punch. We used just a touch, but feel free to shake on more.
  • Feel like pasta? Try tossing the toppings with some hot cooked fettuccine instead.
  • Substitute the following spices for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika, and a pinch each dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 378 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 969mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.
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