Here is a delicious recipe for white clam pizza:


  • For the crust:
    • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/4 cup warm water
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For the toppings:
    • 1/2 cup canned chopped clams, drained and juices reserved
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup reserved clam juice
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • Salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. To make the crust: In a large bowl, combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water. Stir until the yeast is dissolved and let sit for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is frothy.
  2. Add the flour and salt to the bowl with the yeast mixture and stir until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 8-10 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 425ยฐF (220ยฐC).
  6. Roll the dough into a large circle and place it on a greased pizza pan.
  7. Brush the top of the dough with olive oil.
  8. To make the topping: In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  9. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  10. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture is lightly golden.
  11. Gradually whisk in the reserved clam juice and heavy cream and bring to a boil.
  12. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened.
  13. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  14. Spread the sauce evenly over the pizza crust.
  15. Sprinkle the chopped clams over the sauce.
  16. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the clams.
  17. Bake the pizza in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  18. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.
  19. Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your white clam pizza! This delicious pizza is a classic New England-style dish that is sure to impress with its combination of fresh clams, creamy sauce, and melted cheese. Serve it with a side salad for a complete meal.