Easy Pizza with Tender Shrimp and Goat Cheese

When it comes to eating out, I’m a pizza or Mexican girl myself.

No fancy restaurants for me!

If I’m treating myself to a few unnecessary calories then I’m gonna do it up right. Chips and salsa, or maybe a little carne asada?

Could be I’m in the mood for a barbecue chicken pizza with chunks of chicken and cashews topped with a layer of gooey cheese.

Crazy good!

Shrimp, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pizza

Or maybe my pocketbook and waistline can’t afford the treat this week and I’ll make my own pizza.

The best thing about making pizza is that I can top it with any calorie friendly ingredients I like, then splurge on a really tasty cheese.

My calorie friendly pizza toppings of choice this week are shrimp and asparagus. Shrimp is a perfect low calorie protein, and thin stalks of asparagus make a nice choice for a green veggie.

Shrimp, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pizza

But for me, the best part is the goat cheese. That slightly tart and creamy cheese is perfect with shrimp and asparagus.

Shrimp, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pizza

Shrimp, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pizza

Do I feel like I missed out on my pizza night out?

I’d be lying if I said this pizza rivals the works of art at our local pizza joint, but it was satisfying nonetheless.

Happy, healthy cooking!

Shrimp, Asparagus and Oregano Pizza
  • 1 container pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • ½ cup shallot
  • 2 cup asparagus, sliced in 1" pieces
  • ½ large lemon , juiced
  • 22 medium shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • ⅛ cup oregano, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch red pepper
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread pizza dough out on a cookie sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake pizza crust for 5 - 6 minutes to precook crust, but not brown it.
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Add shallots and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes to soften. Be careful not to burn garlic. Add asparagus and cook another 5 minutes until crisp-tender.
  4. Add shrimp, lemon juice, oregano and red pepper. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes until shrimp is just cooked. It will finish cooking in the oven.
  5. Spread pizza sauce over pizza dough and top with asparagus and shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with goat cheese and bake for 8 - 12 minutes in the oven to brown crust.
Calories: 285
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 7
Total Fat: 7.57g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Sodium: 575mg
Total Carbs: 39.66g
Dietary Fiber: 6.16g
Sugars: 2.36g
Protein: 13.11g
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 slices

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  1. says

    Ironically, we are having shrimp pizza TONIGHT! We planned the idea last night when I realized I had a whole wheat boboli crust that needed eaten. I also have shrimp, but Nick HATES goat cheese (such a shame, I love it) so we’re making BBQ shrimp pizza with gouda. Yours sounds much better!

    • says

      Thank you Belinda. Trader Joe’s and Top Foods sell whole wheat pizza dough. When I get a chance I buy several and freeze them. That way I can make up my own pizzas anytime. Have a good weekend!

  2. says

    This looks so good. I make my own “take out”, since the prices to treat oneself and kids are going out are through the roof ! Anyway, it is so much better and healthier.
    This really looks good. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings my dear. Catherine xo

  3. says

    This DOES look crazy good! My daughter likes cheese pizza and the boys love all those meatlovers versions! I just want something healthy with yummy flavors and lots of veggies. Yours would fit the bill…marvelous!

  4. says

    I don’t think I’ve ever had shrimp on a pizza before. Great idea, particularly combined with the goat cheese and asparagus – terrific flavor combo. This looks really excellent – thanks.

    • says

      Hi Stacey! Thank you! I used canned dough because I live in the country and there’s only one local store, but most often I go to Trader Joe’s and buy their whole wheat pasta dough and freeze it. It freezes beautifully and makes a fantastic pizza dough. Cheap too – less than $2 per pizza!

  5. says

    Oooh…fantastic. You know I’m a goat cheese fanatic – great match up with the shirmp and asparagus :) We have a local pizza joint around here that I have to avoid like the plague and I always get their goat cheese pizza.

    • says

      Goat, gorgonzola or blue cheese. I love them all. I can buy a container of blue cheese and it will be gone by the next day. I pick at it like most people pick at a chocolate cake. Ha! :)

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