Clams Casino Pizza


  • 1 large pizza dough
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • 1 small red onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 small red pepper, chopped (about  1/2 cup)
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 small tomato, deseeded and chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4-5 shakes of tabasco/hot sauce
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cans of minced clams, drained well

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Chop the 4 raw slices of bacon and add to the skillet. Cook for 3 minutes (no longer), just so a bit of fat is rendered. You do not want the bacon to be crispy at this point. Remove it with a slotted spoon and set it aside in a bowl, then turn heat down to medium. Add in onion, peppers and tomato with a sprinkle of salt and stir. Cook for 5 minutes, continuously stirring. Add in garlic and cook for 3 more minutes. Completely drain clams, then add them to the peppers and onions along with half of the bacon. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add a few shakes of hot sauce.

Spread pizza dough over a pizza pan. Brush olive oil over pizza dough evenly and sprinkle with italian seasoning. Sprinkle dough with 4 ounces of Mozzarella. Spoon clam mixture evenly over pizza, then top with remaining Mozzarella, Parmesan and the rest of the bacon. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly.

by The Savvy Kitchen