Shrimp Scampi Pizza in a Cast Iron Pan

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 people


Scampi Butter Ingredients:

  • 1/2 stick butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon salt/pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lemon

PIzza Ingredients:

  • 1 pizza dough
  • 1 pounds shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon salt / pepper
  • 1 pound swiss cheese (grated)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 10 basil leaves (hand torn)


  • Preheat the the oven at 500 degrees. Also, let the pizza dough sit out on the counter for 30 minutes so the glutens can rest so the dough will strech out easier.
  • First, mix all the scampi butter ingredients in a bowl. You will use the butter 3x in the recipe: for the dough, the shrimp, and the ricotta.
  • Next, press the dough from the center out to and then stretch with hands in the air. Make the dough is slightly bigger than the cast iron pan (see video above on how to do this).
  • Now, add oil to the pan and place the dough in the pan. Press to fit the whole pan.
  • Next, brush the scampi butter all over the pizza dough.
  • Now, add 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the scampi butter mixture to the shrimp. Mix to combine.
  • Next, add the swiss cheese all over the buttery dough.
  • Now, add lots of dolops of riccotta on top of the swiss cheese. Brush extra scampi butter on the ricotta.
  • Next, spread the shrimp in a single layer all over the pizza.
  • Now, cook on the middle rack for 10 minutes.
  • Finally, when done add basil and enjoy!
Keyword 15 minute meal, NYC pizza