Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Remember Stouffer's French Bread Pizza?  I say remember like they don't still make them and sell them.  I guess it's just been that long since I've had one.  Although, back in the day, I would get a taste for one every now and then.

Well this is like a grown up, sophisticated version.
Isn't that just mouthwatering.
Let me just say shrimp scampi + ricotta cheese / french bread = goodness in the tummy
It's a quick weeknight meal with minimal preparation. Saute some smashed garlic gloves, add those to the food processor with some parsley, saving a little of that mixture to go with the shrimp and then adding the ricotta cheese and Parmesan, setting aside, then saute the shrimp with more garlic, red pepper flakes and the garlic/parsley combo. Spread the cheese mixture onto the halved french bread, sprinkle with a lil' Parmesan cheese, stick in the broiler for a few minutes and ...Voila'!

I say best served with a glass of white wine

Shrimp Scampi French Bread Pizza
Printable Recipe

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
12 garlic cloves, 8 smashed, 4 chopped finely
1 small bunch flat leaf parsley, leaves only
8 oz. ricotta cheese, 1/2 a container
1/2 Parmesan cheese, grated.  Plus more for sprinkling
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
salt & pepper
red pepper flakes
1 baguette, split lengthwise and quartered

Preheat oven to 500 degrees

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat and add the smashed garlic cloves. Cook until golden in color, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to reserve the oil and transfer the garlic to the food processor.

Add the parsley to the food processor with the garlic and pulse until finely chopped.  Reserve 1/4 cup of the parsley mixture.  Then add the ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese to the food processor and pulse until combined.

In the same skillet previously used, reheat the oil on medium high heat.  Add the chopped garlic and red pepper flakes, stirring for 1 minute.  Then add the shrimp and cook.  Season with salt and pepper while cooking.  Cook for about 5 minutes, until the shrimp are opaque in color.  Add the reserve parsley mixture.

Spread the ricotta cheese mixture on the cut side of each piece of bread and put on a foil lined baking sheet.  Spoon the shrimp mixture on top of the cheese mixture and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Bake in oven until cheese has melted, approximately 7-10 minutes.

Serve immediately

adapted from shutterbean


  1. I am so on this! I am making this tonight!

  2. i decided to try the Shrimp Scampi Pizza tonight and soooo glad I did. I just loved it and the husband did too!!! I substituted the parsley with cilantro(i prefer the later). It was scrump-dee!!! Thanks!! I will be blogg'n it fa sho!!

  3. Yeah! I made it also while I was on the phone and did a couple of things wrong, but it was still really good. Mine just did not look like Passion Foodie's. I guess I used the very fine parmesan cheese and the ricotta mixture did not melt that great. :( Help me, Passion!