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What is the strangest pizza topping that you have had?

Ok, so I know that today’s recipe is a little out there.  Clams?  On a pizza?  But please believe me when I tell you that this combination is so delicious!!

It all started when my friends at Pillsbury challenged me to make a pizza with bacon using their Artisan Pizza Crust.  The first thing that popped into my head was a Clam and Bacon Focaccia that I made several years ago.  Any my mind stopped there.  I didn’t even want to think of another combination to make.

I think my family thought I was a little bit crazy when I went to make this, but it was just as delicious as I was hoping it would be.  The only thing that would have made this better would have been if I had access to fresh clams instead of the canned clams that I had to use.  But even then, I totally loved this.

Are you a pepperoni and cheese person, or do you like to get crazy with your pizza toppings?

Clam and Bacon Pizza | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Clam and Bacon Pizza
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Clams, bacon and an alfredo sauce top an easy, weeknight pizza.
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated artisan pizza crust with whole grain
  • ½ lb bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserve 4 tablespoons bacon grease)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cans (6.5 oz) clams, drained
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, torn or sliced
  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Roll the crust out and press out slightly. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes.
  3. While the crust is baking, cook the bacon. Remove all the grease from the pan except 4 tablespoons. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and cook until thickened and bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove the pizza from the oven. Top with the alfredo sauce. Add the clams, bacon and mozzarella. Return the pizza to the oven and bake an additional 6-10 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Sprinkle on the fresh basil.

**This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.**

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20 Responses to Clam and Bacon Pizza

  1. I definitely enjoy more unique pizza toppings, but I have to say that I have yet to put clams on my pizza! This does look quite tasty though 🙂

  2. Ooh, I can’t wait to try this one! We are a clam family. Yeah..that sounded weird.

  3. Whoa – I love this idea! I’m all for clams in anything!! 🙂

  4. Deborah, here in bealtimore.. people put seafood (mostly crab) on EVERYTHING. But I’ve actually tasted a clam pizza before and I kinda LOVED it. It had tons of marinara sauce, my favorite. I like your version though – with mozzarella cheese and parm. Looks incredible and totally restaurant worthy.

  5. carrian says:

    Ok, this one kinda makes me nervous. i’ve never had clam pizza, but I trust you soooo…

  6. I love this recipe Deborah. Seafood on a pizza…sign a sister up! Must be that coastal blood in me. 🙂 Love this version!!

  7. I love going out there on pizza toppings. Why not, right? I’ve got to try this. I could see the saltiness of the bacon going so well with clams.

    Very cool. And as much as I love making pizza dough from scratch, sometimes you don’t have time. I’ll check out that new Pilsbury pizza crust.

  8. Bree says:

    How creative! yum!

  9. Clam chowder usually has bacon in it so this isn’t crazy!

  10. Emily says:

    I too have never had clam pizza…and I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try. But man, the photos are gorgeous!

  11. This doesn’t sound crazy…it sounds fantastic! Clams and bacon are such a great pairing. Add in pizza crust and it sounds like you’ve got a winner.

  12. In Maryland, we’re all seafood fanatics. So this doesn’t seem weird to me at all, it sounds awesome!

  13. kristy says:

    Being as how we are all seafood nuts in this house…I can see this being a winner; although I admit I never would have thought of clams on a pizza! 🙂

  14. Definitely sounds amazing! Clams and bacon = genius combo! Plus, I never get enough clams in my diet 🙂

  15. Deborah, This looks yummy. And no, clams on pizza is not weird… well, unless I’m weird. 🙂

  16. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    Oh my goodness this is such a creative pairing. And on pizza- genius!

  17. Great choice of toppings for this pizza! I haven’t tried the Pillsbury artisan crusts yet but they look really good.

  18. I love getting creative with pizza toppings, since we do pizza night a few times a month! But I would have never thought to use clams on my pizza. Will have to give this a try!

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