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Frank Pepe's White Clam Pizza Recipe

Bring the flavors of New Haven home with the recipe inspired by the #1 pizza in America: the white clam pizza from Frank Pepe's.
Frank Pepe's White Clam Pizza Recipe

Servings: 2-4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes


1 basic pizza dough recipe
¾ cup grated Pecorino Romano
1 ½ tablespoons dried oregano
36 littleneck clams, shucked
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup|125 ml extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place a pizza stone under the broiler and heat for 30 minutes.
  2. Change the temperature to 500°F|260°C. Divide dough into 2 equal- sized balls. On a lightly floured surface and working with one ball of dough at a time, roll dough into a 10-inch circle about ¼-inch thick. Transfer dough to a semolina-dusted pizza peel and sprinkle with about half each of the cheese, oregano, clams, and garlic. Drizzle with half of the olive oil and transfer the pizza to the oven.
  3. Bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 10 to 15 minutes. Let the pizza rest for a few minutes before slicing. Repeat with remaining dough and toppings.

From The Pizza Show: New Haven

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