Shrimp Scampi Pizza

This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is mouth-watering football food!  Perfectly cooked shrimp combined with a flavorful garlic white sauce make this pizza a tasty option for the big game!

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This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is the perfect football food!  Perfectly cooked shrimp combined with a flavorful garlic white sauce make this pizza a tasty option for the big game!As the leaves begin to change colors and the air turns crisp, I’m always struck with the same desire.  It’s not a longing for pumpkin spice coffee or a comfy sweater.  (I do love pumpkin spice flavors and sweaters, though.)  It’s not a longing for apples.  (I do love apples, too.)  It’s not a longing to watch college football.  (As my wife can attest, I organize my Saturday activities around the big games.)  Nope, it’s none of those.  Every fall, I have the longing to go out behind our fence line in the backyard and hunt for sasquatch.  (Hey, it’s scary back there!)

This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is the perfect football food!  Perfectly cooked shrimp combined with a flavorful garlic white sauce make this pizza a tasty option for the big game!You can probably imagine my excitement when I stumbled across a Sasquatch Calling Contest in nearby Whitehall, NY.  My head literally spun around like an owl’s when I heard about this festival on the local news!  Whitehall, NY is a small community at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, and there have been numerous Bigfoot sightings in this area over the years.  The rural setting, thick forests and steep mountains create the perfect environment for Bigfoot.  Unfortunately, we already had plans for the weekend of the Sasquatch Calling Contest, but you better believe I have this one circled for next year!

In the meantime, I turned my attention back to football.  I’m a huge college football fan, and I spend as much time as possible on the weekends watching the big games.  I’ve even gotten Robbie on board this year, although at (almost) 3-years-old, he doesn’t have the attention span to last an entire game.  But he does enjoy watching the players catch the ball on tv…even if those players are on the wrong team!

This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is the perfect football food!  Perfectly cooked shrimp combined with a flavorful garlic white sauce make this pizza a tasty option for the big game!Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Football Saturdays around here almost always end with pizza for dinner.  A number of years ago, Laura and I spent many weekends working on our homemade pizza dough recipe.  That recipe is now a staple in our house!  This past weekend, I decided to forego the traditional pizza toppings in favor of this Shrimp Scampi Pizza.  Perfectly cooked shrimp.  Melty mozzarella cheese.  A flavorful garlic white sauce.  A well-seasoned pizza crust.  Needless to say, this Shrimp Scrampi Pizza was a huge hit!

This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is the perfect football food!  Perfectly cooked shrimp combined with a flavorful garlic white sauce make this pizza a tasty option for the big game!The secret to this pizza?  Gorton’s Simply Bake Shrimp Scampi.  The name describes it perfectly.  You simply place the foil bag on a sheet pan and bake.  Shrimp scampi made easy!  Instead of serving this one over pasta, I just sprinkled those cooked shrimp over a partially-baked pizza crust.  Return the pizza to the oven for a few more minutes, and *boom* Shrimp Scampi Pizza.  It sounds super fancy, right?  And it’s easy to make thanks to Gorton’s Simply Bake Shrimp Scampi!

If you’ve been reading Spiced for a while, then you know we’re big fans of Gorton’s around here.  They’ve been around since 1849, and they were the first company to develop a frozen convenience food.  I remember eating Gorton’s fish sticks when I was a kid, and Robbie now frequently requests those very same fish sticks for dinner.  Gorton’s has expanded their product line over the years, and Laura and I are huge fans of their Smart & Crunchy Fish Fillets.  (They’re excellent in these Crispy Baja Fish Tacos.)  Next time you’re in the grocery store, swing by the frozen seafood section and check out the lineup of Gorton’s products.  Oh, and make sure to put a box of Simply Bake Shrimp Scampi in the cart, too!

This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is the perfect football food!  Perfectly cooked shrimp combined with a flavorful garlic white sauce make this pizza a tasty option for the big game!As we head into the last part of the year, that means the action on the football fields will be heating up.  There are plenty of rivalry games ahead, and pizza is the perfect football food!  This Shrimp Scampi Pizza made it’s first appearance last weekend, and I can promise you that it won’t be the last appearance for that pizza.  It was delicious!  As for me, I’m off to get ready for next weekend’s games…or maybe practice my Sasquatch call.  Cheers, friends!

This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is the perfect football food!  Perfectly cooked shrimp combined with a flavorful garlic white sauce make this pizza a tasty option for the big game!Did you make this Shrimp Scampi Pizza at home?  Swing back by and leave a comment!  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).

Looking for more tasty recipes using Gorton’s products?  Check out these other favorites:

Crispy Baja Fish Tacos
Spicy Beer Battered Fish Fillet Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa
Beer Battered Fish Po’Boys

This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is the perfect football food!  Perfectly cooked shrimp combined with a flavorful garlic white sauce make this pizza a tasty option for the big game!

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is the perfect football food!  Perfectly cooked shrimp combined with a flavorful garlic white sauce make this pizza a tasty option for the big game!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 294kcal

Ingredients

For the Shrimp Scampi Pizza

  • 1 8.2-oz. package Gorton’s Simply Bake Shrimp Scampi
  • 1 batch of pizza dough homemade or store-bought
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp Italian seasonings
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • {optional} fresh Italian parsley chopped

For the Garlic White Pizza Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup diced white onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

For the Shrimp Scampi Pizza

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake Gorton’s Simply Bake Shrimp Scampi according to package directions.
  • While Shrimp Scampi is baking, make the Garlic White Pizza Sauce (instructions below).
  • Increase oven temperature to 460°F.
  • Roll pizza dough into a 15-16” round circle. Place dough on a piece of parchment paper.
  • In a small dish, combine olive oil, Italian seasonings, salt and garlic powder. Brush this mixture around the outer 1” of the dough. (This will become the crust for the pizza.)
  • Using your fingertips, lightly ‘dimple’ the center of the pizza. (As the crust is getting baked for several minutes without toppings, this will keep the crust from puffing up too much.)
  • Bake at 460°F for 5 minutes.
  • Remove pizza from oven and spread the pizza sauce mixture evenly in center of the dough.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly on top of pizza. Spread baked Shrimp Scampi evenly on top of cheese.
  • Return pizza to oven and continue baking for 8-10 minutes, or until pizza crust is golden brown.
  • {Optional} Sprinkle top of pizza with chopped parsley before serving.

For the Garlic White Pizza Sauce

  • Using a small saucepan, add butter; place over medium heat until hot.
  • Once hot, add onion and garlic; cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add flour, oregano, salt and pepper; cook for 2-3 more minutes, stirring often.
  • Reduce heat to low, add milk and stir until well combined. Continue cooking, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes, or until sauce has thickened noticeably.
  • Remove from heat and add Parmesan cheese; stir until cheese has melted.

This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is mouth-watering football food!  Perfectly cooked shrimp combined with a flavorful garlic white sauce make this pizza a tasty option for the big game!

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34 Comments

  1. I can’t say that I’m a football fan, but I would happily sit and watch if it involved food, especially nachos, wings and pizza. I’ve never had scrimp on pizza, but would totally try! What a neat twist with a scrimp scampi version! You deliver 😉 ?? Have a wonderful week, David 🙂

    1. I hear ya, Dawn! I have a lot of friends who are bigger fans of football food than actual football. And you know what? That’s cool! Football food is delicious in its own right! I’ll be happy to deliver one of these shrimp scampi pizzas up to you. Just let me know what time you’d like it! 🙂

  2. Wow. I’m seriously drooling. What a fabulous pizza. I have no idea if I have this brand at my local store because I don’t typically look at frozen food. But maybe I should!

    1. You totally should check out the frozen aisle, Mimi! This shrimp scampi is delicious, and I thought it was a pretty fun twist to put it on pizza instead of pasta. 🙂 Thanks so much!

  3. Well… in the eight years we’ve lived here (college town) we’ve never had a football team that couldn’t be beaten by a mediocre high school team. *sigh* (basketball being a very different story :)). The pizza idea is awesome, however. I love the way you see combinations. And I’m pretty sure you could happily just drink that sauce — though I would never, of course. Hey, maybe if our team could recruit Sasquatch….

    1. Hah! Hang in there, Bill. Teams slowly improve (or decline) over the years, so maybe you’ll get a powerhouse football team there soon! 🙂 Basketball season starts soon(ish), and I’m pretty sure pizza tastes just as good during basketball as it does during football! In the meantime, I’m going Sasquatch hunting, and I’ll let him know that there’s a football team looking for him. Hah! Have a great weekend, my friend!

  4. Robbie and I have something in common; I cheered the first time Pitt scored on Saturday because somehow I thought it was Syracuse, and I realized I’d been cheering for the wrong team all game. Don’t ask me how that happened because I couldn’t explain and don’t have being 3 as an excuse :). I never would have thought to put shrimp on pizza but it sounds delicious, especially with that garlic sauce!

    1. Awesome! You crack me up, Kelsie. And you know what? It’s all good. Delicious football food makes everything better…even cheering for the wrong team. Haha!

  5. Hoping it’s okay to eat my slice without a football game. 😉 Ha! Seriously, this is mouth-watering. Love having a white sauce for a change on a pizza.

    1. You can definitely eat a slice without watching football…the pizza will still be delicious! 🙂 And, yes, I agree with you about white sauce on pizza. I love a good red sauce (it’s probably still my favorite), but mixing it up with white sauce is definitely a close #2. Thanks so much, Valentina!

  6. I love a white pizza! I’ve never even considered putting shrimp on it, though! This looks and sounds super-delicious, though! It sounds like something my family would enjoy as a nice change of pace, too! Thanks for the inspiration and the recipe! (Good luck calling Sasquatch!)

    1. A white pizza is one of my favorite ways to mix things up when I need a change! I love a good red sauce, but white sauces come in a close second for me. And the shrimp on top is a fun addition…and it adds a ton of flavor, too! Thanks, Laura! Oh, and I’ll let you know about Sasquatch. 🙂

  7. Hi David! I love pizza, but sometimes want a little something different and this definitely fits the bill! I’m not a football fan, I’m more into basketball, but I think this would be appropriate for that too! Actually I don’t think you need a reason to eat this!

    1. Yes! I totally get it, Dorothy. Sometimes you just need to mix up the pizza flavors a bit, and a white sauce is a great option. Add in some shrimp for a fun twist, and you’ve got a delicious dinner…football, basketball, baseball or just your favorite tv show. It all works! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

    1. This pizza really is quite tasty, Gerlinde! I enjoy mixing pizza night up, and a good white sauce is a fun twist. Add in delicious shrimp, and you’ve got a fun pizza! Thanks so much!

  8. Wishing I had Gordon’s Fish Scampi over our way. Great idea for a game day pizza. The first time I ever heard of shrimp on pizza was here in Sweden. It’s on every pizzeria menu, but none look as tasty as yours. I might just have to scratch-up some scampi and have a go at this.
    Oh and David, how do you call Bigfoot?

    1. Interesting…I didn’t realize shrimp on pizza was such a big thing over there in Sweden. I see it occasionally here in the States, but it’s not terribly common. White pizzas (with white sauce) are fairly common, but they don’t usually have shrimp, too. But now I can just make it at home! I’ll have to let Gorton’s know to start selling the Shrimp Scampi over there in Sweden next. 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend, Ron!

  9. I’m not a fan of college football, and Bigfoot hasn’t been recorded in our area either, so I’ll stick to my apple diet these days 🙂 I don’t mind a good pizza, though. Pizza topped with cheese, shrimp, and garlic sauce? Yes please!

    1. Wait. No Bigfoot sightings in your area? I have a hard time believing that, Ben. I mean you have an uncanny ability to spot animals…I think you should be on the Bigfoot lookout. This is the time of the year when they’re active, you know! And I do think a good shrimp scampi pizza would fill you up before you head out on your search! 🙂

  10. If we’re going to enjoy a pizza then it’s mostly on a Saturday evening too David. Although we don’t watch the football as you do, we’re often catching up on stuff on TV from during the week when we didn’t have time to watch it. I’ll often make homemade in our oven on my pizza stone. This shrimp scampi pizza is definitely a combination we haven’t tried before though. Love it! (And its now on the list!)

    1. I totally understand about football, Neil! If there isn’t a game on, we’ll catch up on our favorite shows instead. And if I remember correctly, you’re quite the rugby fan, right? I bet that rugby match would go well with pizza! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

  11. So most times you introduce me to a new concept- but tiday I learned something about you- dude!!! I had no idea you were a sasquatch fan!!! Gah! And dribbling that Gortons Shrimp scampi over that pizza crust of yours is brilliant! Like Dawn, am not a huge football fan but am all about football food- heck am all about any reason that calls for food! 🙂

    1. Yes! I am indeed a Sasquatch fan. Well, to be fair, I’ve never actually seen him (or her? or it?)…but I’m still on the hunt. One day. One day. Even if you aren’t a football fan, this pizza would certainly fill you up for whatever adventures you have in store…like going out on a Bigfoot hunt in the backyard. 🙂 Thanks, Shashi!

    1. I love a good white sauce on pizza, and I have to say that adding the shrimp on top is a really fan addition. Give it a shot sometime, Marissa! 🙂

    1. I agree, Alexandra! Sadly, football season here in the States is over, but there are still plenty of good reasons to make pizza…like to celebrate days that end in -y. 🙂

  12. I use large flour tortillas for most of my homemade pizzas because of my grandchildren helping me.lol It makes a great crispy and thin crust. Would this work do you think? We live a few miles from Fouke, Arkansas we have the Fouke monster, much like Sasquatch. He’s been sighted, not by me of course.

    1. Hey Jackie! I love the idea of using flour tortillas as a pizza base. I enjoy a good thin-crust pizza, so I’ll have to keep that tip in mind! I think it could work here, although I suspect you might need to reduce the toppings a bit as the thin-crust might not provide enough support. The flavors would totally work, but just play around with the amounts. Let me know how it works out! Also, the Fouke monster, eh? Sounds pretty awesome! I’m going to go google that one right now. 🙂

  13. 5 stars
    I didn’t have the Gorton’s scampi so I heated up some precooked shrimp in butter and garlic for the topping and it was awesome. This white garlic pizza sauce is AMAZING!! By far one of my top favorite recipes!!

    1. You are totally right, Robin – you could just cook up some shrimp with garlic and butter as a topping for this pizza. It would work well! And I hear ya on the sauce – it’s a great pizza sauce for all sorts of toppings. Keep it in mind for other pizzas, too! Thanks so much for taking the time to swing back by and comment. 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    We discovered this during the pandemic and are absolutely obsessed with it! We took one bite and just stared at each other in disbelief for a second… it was the best pizza we ever had – and we made it!!!

    1. Hey Elizabeth! I’m so glad you enjoyed this pizza – it certainly isn’t a “normal” pizza, but it really is quite delicious. Congrats on making your own pizza! And thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Cheers!

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