Here's an easy homemade pizza recipe that is a take on white clam pizza, which was first made famous by Frank Pepe of Pepe's Pizzeria in New Haven, Connecticut. Look for fresh clam strips in the seafood department. You can find them ready to use out of their shells at most large supermarkets. If you don't want to use fresh, we also like the briny flavor and convenience of canned chopped clams.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012


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  • Position a rack in lowest position of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about the size of the baking sheet. Transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, mince garlic; combine with oil and pepper in a small bowl. When the crust is done, spread the garlic mixture over it. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan (or Asiago). Scatter clams and onion over the cheese.

  • Return the pizza to the oven and bake until the crust is crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

364.9 calories; protein 17g 34% DV; carbohydrates 39.3g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 2.3g; fat 17.4g 27% DV; saturated fat 3.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 24.5mg 8% DV; vitamin a iu 476.3IU 10% DV; vitamin c 5.5mg 9% DV; folate 10.1mcg 3% DV; calcium 191.4mg 19% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 15.1mg 5% DV; potassium 80.4mg 2% DV; sodium 622.8mg 25% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV; added sugar 1g.