White Clam Pizza Recipe

New Haven, CT

New England is known to have amazing seafood. Clams are used in recipes including clams casino, clam chowder and steamed clams. Many pizzerias have attempted to create a white clam pizza, but none compare to The Original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven Connecticut. Pepe’s has been serving pizza since 1925. It was in the 1960’s that Pepe’s began serving their white clam pizza.

Pepe’s signature dish is served with fresh clams, garlic, oil, grated cheese and oregano. I have heard wonderful things about this pizza so I decided not to stray too far from Pepe’s recipe when creating my white clam pizza.

After pre-baking the dough I drizzled on a little oil, minced garlic, and then spread on mozzarella cheese. Next I added the clams and then sprinkled on some crushed red pepper and oregano. I let it bake for 10 minutes and then dug in. The spice from the red pepper and flavors of the garlic and clams together tasted amazing! I am now a big fan of white clam pizza!


4 responses to “White Clam Pizza Recipe

  1. OMG! This one is one I just have to try. Tom LOVES linguine and white clam sauce. We all love New England Clam Chowder. We’re shrimp scampi lovers too. So many ways to take this, but I’ll begin with EXACTLY the way you did it here. Keep ’em coming, Suse!

  2. I ate ate Frank Pepe’s about 20 some years ago and had a pizza you can’t forget, one red sauce w/ cheese and the other a white clam. both were incredible. I went back again three years ago , waited an hour to get in and it was worth it. This is a whole special level of pizza for those who like a thin crust. I understand that they have added new locations in the Stanford Ct area. I love great pizza and remember great ones, this place is worth remembering.

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