When I shared with you my recipe for New York Style Pizza Crust, I admitted to you my love for pizza. My pizza lovin’ began many years ago and my taste in pizza has changed significantly over the years (goodbye rubbery school slices, hello homemade!). My topping choices however haven’t budged much at all. Pepperoni, mushroom, and onion has always been my go to choice. Even now that I primarily make our pizza homemade, I still tend to stick to the same three toppings. Recently however, I’ve been trying to change up our pizza toppings and experiment with new flavors, many of which I would have never thought to put on a pizza!
When I came across a recipe on Annie’s Eats for Cajun Shrimp Pizza, I knew I had to give it a try! I love Cajun spices and shrimp on a pizza seemed like a fun change of pace. My husband seemed skeptical when I handed him his first slice and I’ll admit, I too was a bit hesitant to bite in but, we quickly discovered our fears were not warranted. This pizza rocks! The Cajun adds a kick not common to pizza and, the shrimp was indeed a fun topping to have. We also decided to add on some smoked turkey sausage since we love sausage paired with Cajun seasonings. While I’m sure we will still have our go to pizza often, this Cajun Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Pizza is certainly going to be a frequent choice when were in the mood to change things up!
Cajun Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Pizza
Adapted From Annie’s Eats
Yields 1 Large Pizza
3 Ounces Shrimp, Peeled and De-veined (Fresh or Frozen)
1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Cajun Seasoning, Plus More For Topping
5 Ounces Smoked Turkey Sausage (Fully Cooked), Sliced Thin
1/2 Cup Pizza Sauce
2 Cups Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
1/2 Cup Red Bell Pepper, Thinly Sliced
1/2 Cup Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
4 Green Onions, Chopped (Whites Only)
Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Shape prepared pizza dough into a large circle on a pizza pan or pizza stone and set aside. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, combine shrimp, olive oil and one teaspoon Cajun seasoning and saute over medium heat just until shrimp starts to turn pink. Once shrimp begins to turn pink, remove pan from heat and set aside. To assemble the pizza, first spread sauce completely over prepared pressed out dough. Next, sprinkle cheese evenly over pizza. Finally, add all remaining toppings to the pizza in desired order making sure to spread them out over the entire pizza. Sprinkle the top of the pizza with additional Cajun seasoning as desired. Place pizza in the center rack of you oven and bake for 22-24 minutes or until dough is cooked through. Cut as desired, serve and enjoy!