Clams Casino Pizza Pie

Here's an easy at-home version of a local Connecticut favorite: the clam pizza pie.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
can (11 to 13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust or classic pizza crust
1
tablespoon olive oil
4
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup minced fresh or canned clams
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with nonstick foil or cooking parchment paper. Unroll dough on cookie sheet, stretching lightly to edge of pan.
  • 2 Brush dough with oil. Sprinkle evenly with bacon, onion, garlic, clams and cheese.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before slicing.

Expert Tips

Take a New Haven twist on things and use grated or shredded pecorino Romano cheese instead of mozzarella.

Give this a Newtown twist by sprinkling 1/4 cup of chopped roasted red bell peppers on the pie before baking.