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

Erin Palinski-Wade’s Bacon & Cheese Clam Pizza Bites
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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
368
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.

 

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
85µg
12%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Calcium, Ca
332mg
33%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
364mg
52%
Selenium, Se
17µg
31%
Sodium, Na
612mg
41%
Water
64g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.