New Haven Clam Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 14, 2023
This appetizer is the perfect start to any meal. It's always been a big hit with our family and friends. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York
New Haven Clam Pizza Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) chopped clams, drained
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour, salt and oil; beat until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Punch dough down. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 14-in. pizza pan; build up edges slightly. Prick dough several times with a fork.
  3. Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle remaining ingredients over crust in order listed. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Cut into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 268 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 716mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.