Clam Pizza Fra Diavolo

This recipe unites two East Coast favorites: white clam pizza from New Haven and the spicy fra diavolo sauce made famous in New York. Jarred Calabrian peppers heat it up and two-ingredient pizza dough makes it easy.

Clam Pizza Fra Diavolo
Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 pizza
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 1/4-1 1/2 cups self-rising flour (see Tips)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons jarred chopped Calabrian peppers (see Tips)

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated

  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets

  • 1 (6.5 ounce) can chopped clams, drained

  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, patted dry and torn into bite-size pieces

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Dust a baking sheet lightly with flour.

  2. Combine 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour and yogurt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Mix on low speed until a smooth ball forms, 3 to 4 minutes, adding more flour as needed. Roll the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Stir oil, peppers and garlic in a medium bowl. Spread 3 tablespoons of the mixture over the crust. Add broccoli to the bowl and toss to coat. Scatter the broccoli, clams and mozzarella over the crust.

  4. Bake the pizza on the lower rack until the underside is golden brown, 13 to 16 minutes. Move to the upper rack and broil on high until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is well browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and garnish with parsley, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate dough (Step 2) for up to 2 days.

Tips: Self-rising flour has salt and a leavener (baking powder) already incorporated, saving you extra steps and helping the pizza dough come together using just two ingredients. (No yeast necessary!) It's made from wheat that has less gluten than all-purpose and is typically used for tender baked goods like biscuits. Here, it produces a pizza dough that is very pliable and easy to roll out. To make your own, combine 3/4 cup each white whole-wheat flour and all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp. salt.

Calabrian peppers are bright, fruity and spicy chiles from the Calabria region of Italy. They are often sold packed in oil, either whole or chopped, and you'll find them at national chains such as Trader Joe's and in most large supermarkets. While there is no substitute for their unique flavor, you can use a big pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to achieve a similar level of heat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
13g Fat
29g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Vitamin A 645IU 13%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 118mcg 30%
Sodium 586mg 25%
Calcium 277mg 21%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Potassium 286mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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