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Shrimp Pesto Grilled Pizza

This shrimp pesto grilled pizza is going to be your new favorite thing you can't wait to throw on the grill! 
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD


5 cherry tomatoes sliced into halvesEquipment:


  • Make or defrost your pizza dough. 
  • Preheat grill to 600F
  • Coat both sides of pizza dough with olive oil.
  • Cook pizza dough with the lid closed for 2-3 minutes or 1-2 minutes with grill closed.
  • Use your tongs to lift the pizza up and check for doneness, you want grill marks but no charring. Basically, you are looking for a crisp layer of pizza dough, like it’s almost ready to eat. 
  • If possible, at this point move the pizza crust away from direct heat. Then, flip the pizza dough and begin coating the pizza with desired toppings.  If making the shrimp pesto pizza I suggest going in order of pesto, cheese, then toppings. 
  • Cook the pizza for 3-5 minutes with the lid on or until it’s melted and bubbly. Don't walk away, you want to check your pizza every 1-2 minutes for doneness!  Drag the pizza off the grill and let cool for a few minutes before serving!