White Pizza with Clam Sauce

Does anyone else dream of pizza? Is this normal? Between daydreaming and actual dreaming I would say that I have at least 1 pizza dream per day. Please tell me other people have the same experience. Maybe not with pizza, but cupcakes or cookies or something? I would say that 75% of the dreams are coming up with different pizza combinations. What new things can I put on a pizza? That is one of the great things about pizza. The toppings are endless. And it is not just the toppings but the sauces and the crusts. And then throw in the idea of dessert pizzas and I could probably make a different pizza everyday for a year!

I had this idea to make a clam sauce pizza awhile ago. Which is strange, since I don’t like clams. But I just could not shake the idea of clams + pizza. One Saturday we just decided to go for it. We tossed around the idea of doing a clam sauce with cheese on top but ultimately decided to do a white pizza with the sauce on top. We were afraid that the clams would absorb into the crust and make it soggy. It turned out even better than I expected. I usually don’t like clams because I find the big ones to be chewy but these canned ones were pretty finely chopped so I didn’t have to chew them! I am sure fresh clams would be great too but honestly I don’t really know how to work with fresh clams in the shell. Canned clams just seemed way easier!  This pizza turned out light and surprisingly delicious.

Here is what you’ll need

Brush the pizza dough with olive oil

Bake for 7 minutes and sprinkle with the cheese

Meanwhile, make a roux with the butter and flour. Whisk in the wine.

Add in the clams, clam juice, garlic, and lemon juice

Toss the arugula with olive oil, salt, and pepper

Spread the sauce over the cheese and add the arugula over the top

Different, but delicious!