Erin Palinski-Wade’s Bacon & Cheese Clam Pizza Bites

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Erin Palinski-Wade’s Bacon & Cheese Clam Pizza Bites
Clam Pizza Bites
Matlaw's

Clam Pizza Bites

Registered dietician Erin Palinski-Wade recommends serving Matlaw's Stuffed Clams at parties. “They're a super easy and tasty appetizer to serve guests or make a perfect side dish for those who don't want to overdo it,” says Palinski-Wade.

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8
Servings
230
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 16 Ounces whole grain pizza dough, room temperature
  • 4 stuffed clams, such as Matlaw's Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Clams
  • 1 Cup shredded 2 percent mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Cup baby spinach
  • 1.5 Cups marinara sauce

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Place Matlaw's Stuffed Clams on a baking sheet and place in oven for 30 minutes.

As the clams are baking, dust pizza dough, rolling pin, and counter top with whole grain flour to keep dough from sticking. Roll out dough into thin circular pizza pie. Place on baking stone or pizza sheet.

Spread 1-cup marinara sauce evenly on pizza. Top with spinach and mozzarella cheese.

After clams have been baked, remove from oven and carefully scoop out clam stuffing.

Bake pizza for 15 minutes or until crust begins to turn golden brown and cheese is melted.

Halfway through baking the pizza, remove from the oven and sprinkle the clam stuffing evenly over the top of the pizza. Place pizza back in the oven and continue cooking until the crust has turned a golden brown.

Slice pie into small, bite sized triangles.

 

Fill emptied clamshells with remaining marinara sauce for dipping.

 

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
10%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Protein
10g
20%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
68µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15.3%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.5%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
26µg
33%
Calcium
145mg
14%
Fiber
3g
10%
Folate (food)
32µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
188µg
47%
Folic acid
91µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
31mg
8%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
22%
Phosphorus
149mg
21%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
255mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.3%
Sodium
701mg
29%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.1%
Zinc
1mg
6.6%

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