Saturday, April 11, 2015

Cleaning Out The Fridge: Shrimp Pesto Pizza

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One of my favorite way to "clean" out the fridge is by using bits of leftovers to make a pizza. Let's face it, most things are better when eaten pizza-style! This week I had some leftover basil pesto, some frozen salad shrimp in the freezer and a few goat cheese crumbles. Why not make it into a pizza?

This particular leftover-based pizza was such a hit I might actually plan it on purpose next time! I think thinly sliced red onions would be really good too. What are your go-to ways to use up those leftovers lurking in your fridge?

Leftover Pizza: Shrimp & Pesto

Pizza dough (click here for my super-easy homemade version)
1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
1/2 lb. frozen salad shrimp (defrosted)*
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic (finely minced)

Spread out the pizza dough on a prepared pizza stone or baking sheet and preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Brush the crust with olive oil and sprinkle the minced garlic over the top.

Smear on the pesto, making sure to leave an edge around the crust, then evenly distribute the shrimp. Finish by topping with the goat cheese crumbles and mozzarella.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is softened and the crust is golden. Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

*Note: If you have fresh shrimp you'll want to cook them off first, otherwise it won't work well on the pizza and it'll get soggy.

Click Here For The Printable Recipe

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