Shrimp Scampi Crostini

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  • Prep Time
    30 minutes
  • Cooking Time
    8 minutes

Here’s a new pizza idea from our hors d’oeuvres series. It’s simple and easy to prepare on the go.

Note: The great thing about making your own pizza is that the bare crust is just like a blank canvas. Let your inner Rembrandt have his way, and use the following ingredients in the amounts that taste right to you.


  • 1 Rustic Crust Pizza Crust
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic – 8 smashed and peeled; 4 finely chopped
  • 1 bunch trimmed flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 15-ounce container ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp, cut to preferred size
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded, enough to lightly cover crust
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Cook the smashed garlic until golden, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the garlic to a food processor; reserve the olive oil.
  3. Add parsley to the garlic and pulse to finely chop. Set aside ¼ cup.
  4. Add ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, and pulse to combine.
  5. Using the same skillet, heat the reserved olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Dust shrimp with flour, season with salt and pepper, and add to skillet, stirring for about 5 minutes, until opaque. Avoid overcooking. Stir in the reserved ¼ cup parsley-garlic mixture.
  6. Brush a little olive oil across the crust.
  7. Spread a thin layer of the ricotta-Parmesan mixture over the crust.
  8. Place shrimp over the crust – enough for one in each bite.
  9. Lightly sprinkle cheddar cheese over shrimp, just enough to hold shrimp in place.
  10. Sprinkle fresh parsley.
  11. Place in oven long enough for cheese to melt and crust to look lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven. Cut in strips and then half-strips so you have appetizer-sized bites.
  13. Place on tray and serve.
  14. Enjoy!