Pesto Shrimp Pizza

This enticing seafood pizza boasts a crispy whole-wheat and cornmeal crust that's sweetened with just a touch of honey.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
12 slices
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • ½ cup warm water (105 degrees F to 115 degrees F)

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour

  • 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 to 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 8 ounces cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 5 tablespoons refrigerated basil pesto, divided

  • ½ cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)


  1. Combine yeast and warm water in a small bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in honey and olive oil. Combine whole-wheat flour, cornmeal, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in yeast mixture. Stir in as much of the all-purpose flour as you can.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining all-purpose flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 4 minutes total). Shape dough in a ball. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (30 to 45 minutes).

  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease an extra large baking sheet or two small baking sheets; set aside. Punch dough down; divide dough in half. Let rest for 10 minutes.

  4. Roll each dough half on a lightly floured surface into a 10- to 12-inch oval. Transfer to prepared baking sheet(s). Prick dough oval with a fork. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

  5. If desired, halve shrimp lengthwise. Toss shrimp with 1 tablespoon of the pesto to coat. Spread the remaining 4 tablespoons pesto over baked crusts. Top with shrimp; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes more or until bubbly. Cut each pizza into six slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Vitamin A 402IU 8%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 91mcg 23%
Sodium 388mg 17%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 19mg 5%
Potassium 71mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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