First of all, I’m so sorry to torture those of you who like me, are frozen and stuck with gray cold skies today. The photos of this pizza make me wish it were summer, as it looks like “summer on a plate to me”… but I can assure you it is just as delicous in the winter.
I mentioned last week that the focus of my blog this month will be on the word “Resourceful”. To me being resourceful means many things, but one of them is finding ways to make your everyday life easier and more enjoyable.
This week I’m sharing with you a resourceful dinner idea, next week it will be a fun sewing idea.
Today’s recipe is one of those things. It’s one of the little “tricks” I use to keep my family fed. I love to cook but, we are like many of you a busy family, some nights we have just 30 minutes to feed everyone before we all head back out the door.
My sister in law a year or so ago introduced me to these pizza crusts that you can buy at Sam’s Club ALREADY MADE! Yes, already rolled out and frozen in a perfect circle, all you do is add toppings.
(I was NOT compensated in anyway to write this post by Sam’s, just telling you about something that I found).
These pizza crusts have become a staple in our house. You buy them in the Deli section up front. They come in a box and the price changes all the time but they are between $1-$2 a pizza crust.
You do not need to defrost them. Just cook with them straight out of the freezer, and they are yummy.
We make all kinds of pizza with them, but today I want to share with you my favorite “grown up” pizza recipe.
Pesto Shrimp Pizza
1 pre-made pizza crust or make your own- if you make your own, bake it until half cooked then add toppings
Roasted Red Peppers
1/2 c finely shredded mozzarella cheese
Shrimp (I buy the ones in the deli section that are pre cooked)
Preheat oven to 450
If your shrimp is not already cooked, saute in olive oil until just pink. Cut off tails.
Cut shrimp into bite sized pieces
Spread pesto sauce over crust
Add pine nuts, shrimp, roasted red peppers & cheeses.
Put it in the oven on the middle rack without a pan. I use tongs and a cookie sheet to help me get it in and out easier.
Cook until crust is golden brown and crispy. About 10 minutes, check on it frequently.
Serve and Enjoy!!
This would also be really good with chicken instead of shrimp, you could just pick apart a rotisserie chicken.
Speaking of dinner…
I’m flattered to be included in such great company! You won’t want to miss it!!!
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