bbq chipotle shrimp & corn pizza.

Okay, so this pizza is baking in the oven right now and my house smells like HEAVEN!  It’s a combination of fresh cilantro, bbq sauce, red onion, chipotle corn salsa, and shrimp that makes the world go ’round.  Seriously.  This pizza is made with a super easy homemade crust… no really, it’s SO easy.  I have no idea why I don’t make homemade pizza more often!  Okay, here we go…

Recipe: (makes 2 large pizzas)

for the crust:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour, or whole wheat – I used white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon course black pepper
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast (this is the easiest one to use because you just add it to your dry ingredients!  and it works just as well)
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose seasoning – whatever kinda you like!
  • 1 & 1/4 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Add flour, salt, sugar, pepper, all purpose seasoning and yeast to a mixer bowl attached with a dough hook
  2. mix together
  3. in a measuring cup, add water and olive oil
  4. slowly pour water mixture into dry ingredients while the mixer is on low
  5. once all the water is added, the dough should form a ball
  6. remove dough from the mixer bowl and put it in another bowl coated with a little bit of olive oil
  7. cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes until dough doubles in size


for the pizza:

  • pizza dough
  • 1 container chipotle corn salsa (store bought at Whole Foods – they have a ton of freshly made corn salsa in their produce section – you can always use regular corn and season it yourself as well)
  • 1 bag frozen, raw shrimp, tails removed and cleaned, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 cup bbq sauce (whatever brand you like best!)
  • 1 bag mozzarella cheese


  1. Slice each shrimp in half longways
  2. Sautee shrimp over medium-high heat with olive oil, salt, and pepper – set aside
  3. Split the dough into two pieces
  4. Roll out one to fit a cookie sheet – doesn’t have to be a perfect circle
  5. spray the cookie sheet with non-stick spray and place the dough on the sheet
  6. squirt about 1/2 cup of bbq sauce over 1 pizza and spread it out with a spoon
  7. add half of the mozzarella cheese on the bbq sauce
  8. over the mozzarella, add half container of corn salsa
  9. add half of the sliced onion on top of the salsa
  10. add half of the shrimp over top of the onion
  11. sprinkle with a little more cheese
  12. add 1 tablespoon cilantro over top of the pizza
  13. Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown
  14. Slice and enjoy with ranch or cilantro avocado dressing! (Bolthouse Farms – my favorite!)


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