Thursday, December 17, 2009

White Pizza with Clams

I have over 60 recipes waiting to try, some have been waiting for over 6 months. Not this one though. When I clipped it from a magazine I knew it had to be made right away. After all, I grew up on linguine with white clam sauce & love it to this day!

This was amazing ! I modified it quite a bit to make it even easier & healthier so please look at my notes for my modified version. This has definitely become my go to dish for when I am in the mood for a gourmet type of pizza. You prep it all in the time it takes for the oven to heat up & it’s done in 12 minutes. If you don't like clams I can totally see it with shrimp as well.


WHITE PIZZA WITH CLAMS

{Printable Recipe}

2 tblsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cans (6.5oz) chopped clams, drained
1 prepared 10 oz pizza crust
1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup shredded Asiago cheese
½ cup ricotta cheese
1 tblsp parlsey

Heat oven to 400. Heat oil in skillet over medium high. Add garlic; cook for 30 seconds. Stir in clams & cook for 2 minutes.

Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Spoon clams over top. Scatter mozzarella & Asiago cheese evenly over clams. Dollop heaping teaspoonfuls of ricotta cheese over top.



Bake pizza for 12 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Cool slightly, sprinkle with parsley.


{Food for Thought}

I modified this recipe quite a bit. Instead of using mozzarella & Asiago which I don’t always have on hand I just used freshly grated parmesan cheese. I also added basil, oregano & crushed red pepper to my ricotta. Instead of Boboli I used Naan which is a whole grain flatbread.

I halved this recipe to make a personal pizza on one piece of Naan. I only used 1 tsp of oil, 2 garlic cloves & one can of clams along with 1/3 cup of parmesan & ¼ cup ricotta mixed with the basil, oregano & crushed red pepper. Instead of garnishing with parsley, I used a little extra crushed red pepper.


{ This is what my dinner looked like last night as I was solo. Right on a cutting board with a glass of wine in front of the TV watching episodes of Criminal Minds }

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31 comments:

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Been meaning to try the Naan flatbreads!
Your dinner looks REALLY GOOD!

Pat aka Posh said...

I will have to try this one with either clams or shrimp.. definitely a yummy gourmet meal that's right up my alley.
BTW I didn't get to bake that Kahlua cake yesterday.. couldn't find my bunt pan.. will go searching for it today or maybe I'll try my spring form pan instead.

angie said...

I would never eat clams on a pizza unless you served it to me. :)

KatieSPerk said...

This looks amazing. Will def. try!!

Ronda said...

That looks delish! I too am looking for naans. I wonder if Trader Joe's would have them? I have to go there today and will check it out.
Have a fan-frikkin-tastic day!!
XOXO

Kristina P. said...

I don't have a lot of experience with clams, but I'll try anything!

Ms Bibi said...

That looks so delicious.

I use Naan bread for my spinach & ricotta pizza. My kids love the taste.

Tam said...

Well that is a great looking dinner but I must say that sans husband and child...HMMM that would be the best part of it for me! LOL

Kaylen said...

Mmmmm....this looks delicious!!!
Do you deliver?? :)

FROGGITY! said...

okay, please don't make fun of me, but i just saw that on google reader at a glance and squealed! (squeeeeed?) that looks SO GOOD!!!

Michelle said...

I really like non traditional pizza. This one sounds yummy.

Gloria said...

Just in time!! I want to make pizza tonight! and youra look amazing and tasty!! delicious! gloria

Brenda said...

I would love this, but I don't know about my family. I'd have to do like you, just make it for myself :)

Noelle said...

i just can't do clams...but i think that pizza would be divine without them! oooooh, how i love ricotta cheese!

Scary Mommy said...

Ohhhhhh, I am drooling! I'll need to try this on a solo night, too. My family is so lame.

simpledaisy said...

Who would have thought to put clams on a pizza??:)
Looks awesome....something my hubby would love~

Mary said...

Once the twins are born, I'm going to try this...this whole no seafood thing is killing me!!
My husband and I do white clam sauce & linguine all the time (up until 6 months ago)!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Now i want to eat!
That sounds yummy!
I love pizza!

Coco said...

Oh my word. This looks like a perfect "mommy's night alone" meal.

What kind of prepared crust do you prefer? I haven't found one that I just LOVE.

Coco said...

Oh my word. This looks like a perfect "mommy's night alone" meal.

What kind of prepared crust do you prefer? I haven't found one that I just LOVE.

The Blonde Duck said...

Looks like the perfect dinner to me!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

I am seriously salivating as I read this. As a girl that grew up on not much more than the cheese and carb food groups, I will definitely be making this one.

Thanks for the great recipe!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Happy SITS day! That pizza looks yummy! I live in the Pizza Capitol of the world - New Haven, CT isn't too far away!

Nicole Feliciano said...

This is my kind of meal--hearty simple ingredients that just sing together. Thanks.

Kristin said...

That sounds SO delicious! I think I need to make this for a date night dinner for the hubs!

Natalie... said...

Mmm wow this looks so good mm! I love your blog.

Angela said...

Okay, I have a confession. I cannot touch a clam. Not even with my hands. Would this be good with shrimp?

It sounds divine without the clams, LOL!

Life with Kaishon said...

Naan makes me so happy. And you make me even happier than Naan : ) Really great!

BeautifulDisaster311 said...

Food looks wonderful as usual, wish I could try it! What a great picture of your family!

Lula! said...

OK...I don't dig clams...

BUT...

remind me to tell you of our Christmas Eve tradition. This will be our 9th year of the Litton Family White Pizza. It's a recipe I "made up" the first year we were married. And we only eat it on Christmas Eve. Dang, I can't wait for tomorrow.

p.s. You are SO my people...wine, pizza, cutting board...I looooooove you!

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