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Easy Italian Seafood Pizza Recipe

by Khushi Hossain
Italian Seafood Pizza recipe

I am sure you must have heard of the famous Italian dish “Italian Pizza”. Well, here is the Italian Seafood Pizza Recipe For Seafood Lovers. The recipe is a great one to enjoy seafood dishes. It is a great pizza recipe to have a seafood feast with your family and friends. 

The ocean vibe in food has always been my first love. When the seafood is combined with cheesy pizza it gets too delicious. Italian pizza has the most delightful taste. The seafood Italian pizza is a great dish for chilling out with an ocean vibe.

It is also suitable for dinner and supper. The pizza is very easy to make, and best fits your healthy food list. In this dish, the sea salts are rich in seafood that gets combined with the typical Italian pizza flavor. 

Ingredients for Italian Seafood Pizza Recipe

For Thin Crust Dough:

  1. 2 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  2. 1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  3. 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  4. 1 ½ Cup Lukewarm Water
  5. 1 Teaspoon Salt
  6. ½ teaspoon White Powder Sugar 

For The Toppings:

  1. 2 Cups Pizza Sauce
  2. 4 oz. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  3. ½  Cup Chopped Onion
  4. ½ Cup Finely Chopped Green Pepper
  5. 1 Diced Green/Yellow/Red Capsicum
  6. 5 to 6 Sliced Black Olives
  7. 6 small Shrimps
  8. 8 oz. Fresh Mussels
  9. 9 oz. Fresh Purged Clams
  10. 1 Cup Calamari Ring 
  11. 1 Tablespoon Marjoram
  12. 1 tablespoon Chopped Basils
  13. 1 Cup Bay Scallops
  14. 2 teaspoons Dried Thyme
  15. 5 to 6 Cherry Tomatoes
  16. 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Best Way to Make Seafood Pizza

Italian Seafood Pizza recipe

Step 1: Prepare the Pizza Dough

In a small bowl, dissolve 1 teaspoon of active dry yeast in 1 1/2 cups of fresh, lukewarm water. Now stir in 1 cup of regular flour. Then add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of white sugar to it. Combine the rest of the flour with the mixture. Stir in the ingredients to get a soft dough.

When the dough is fully prepared, let it rest until it doubles in size. After 2 hours, it will be fully ready. Knead and roll the dough to give it a perfect shape. Spread some flour on the surface to make it smooth. Cover the dough with a plastic wrapper.

Step 2: Make Seafood Ready

I have chosen clams, mussels, calamari rings, shrimp, and scallops for the recipe. These are the actual ingredients for authentic Italian seafood pizza. You can also use any of your favorite seafood.

Before cooking, first, clean the seafood with water. Let them soak alongside each other in water in a large basin. After soaking for 15 minutes, scrub and wash the shells of clams and mussels. Peel off the shrimp. Then take a large baking tray. Put the seafood on the tray.

Spray the extra-virgin olive oil on them. Add a pinch of salt, lime juice, and spices. Preheat the oven to 500°F. Place the baking tray inside the oven. Bake them for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Apply the Toppings

To make the pizza, I need a round baking pan. Grease the baking pan with vegetable oil. You can use parchment paper instead. Place the dough on the greased baking pan. As it is a thin-crust pizza, the dough and the baking pan should be thin enough. 

Now apply a good amount of pizza sauce to the top of the dough. Then add shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Scatter the roasted seafood,  ½  cup of chopped onion, ½ cup of finely chopped green pepper, 1 diced green/yellow/red Capsicum,  5 to 6 sliced black olives, 1 tablespoon of marjoram, 1 tablespoon of chopped basils, 2 teaspoons of dried thyme, and 5 to 6 cherry tomatoes.

Finally, add a layer of shredded cheese. Spray a small amount of olive oil. 

Step 4: Bake the Pizza

Preheat the oven to 500°F. Place the baking pan and the pizza in the oven. Set the timer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, check if the pizza is fully cooked. If it is not, then bake it again for 5 minutes. 

Step 5: Garnish and Serve

Remove the pizza from the baking pan after finishing cooking. Spread some chili flakes, dried thyme, and basil on the pizza. Enjoy it with your favorite sauce.

Toppings for Italian Seafood Pizza

Italian Seafood Pizza recipe

Authentic Italian pizza requires some basic toppings. Italian sausage, black olives, finely chopped basil leaves, anchovies, and traditional mozzarella cheese are a must to get the authentic Italian pizza flavor. Now comes the seafood that will level up the Italian pizza to Frutti Di Mare. 

Fresh Mussels and clams are often used as the main seafood. Then you can use Calamari rings, scallops, prawns, as you wish. I love to add cherry tomatoes as the topping. Besides, thyme is a preferable herb to use on pizza. But don’t add too many spices and pizza sauce. You will miss the accurate flavor otherwise. 

Health Benefits of This Seafood Pizza

In the recipe, I prefer to use ’00’ flour and semolina as the dough. These two ingredients are rich in protein. Seafood has omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, sodium, and other essential nutrients. It has less saturated fats, and hence it keeps your heart safe.

If you are interested in knowing more about the health benefits of seafood, you can check this – Benefits of Seafood.

These elements are important for good growth and work like a tonic for our skin, brain, and eyes. So it’s very clear that the new Italian pizza is very nutritious and full of essential elements.

But this dish is not a low-carb dish. So, it may not work well who are searching for a low-carb diet.

How to Make Perfect Seafood Pizza Dough 

Seafood Pizza

The perfect pizza crust is essential for an amazing pizza. However, it can be thin crust or thick crust pizza. I have a love for thin-crust pizza. But to my observation, thick crust best suits seafood Italian pizza. 

The most important thing is to choose the right flour for the pizza dough. All-purpose flour goes well with this dish. However, Bob’s Red Mill ’00’ flour or ‘0’ labeled flour will make the pizza taste authentic and healthy. To make the dough more crispy, you can add a small amount of semolina to the flour. 

You need to add the right amount of yeast to the water and then add it to the flour. Knead the dough for a longer time to make it chewy and soft. 

The homemade copycat pizza dough requires only 6 to 7 ingredients. 

Choosing the right yeast is also important. I use Red Star Organic Instant Yeast for making pizza dough. This one is high in protein which increases the nutritional value of the pizza. 

Side Dishes With Italian Seafood Pizza

Soup, momo, and salads are the best sides with Italian pizza. Besides, fried chicken works well with seafood pizza. Nepali Momo sauce matches seafood pizza. Veg pasta salad, Tuscan white bean salad, Italian garlic bread, Italian stuffed Zucchini, and Tuscan Kale salad are often taken as side dishes with Italian seafood pizza by Italian people. 

You can also check another exciting side dish to go with Italian seafood pizza- the Caribbean Chicken Soup recipe.

The Secret of Italian Seafood Pizza Recipe

Here is a special section for you, dear reader. Here are some secret tips I always follow while cooking homemade seafood pizza. I am sharing those secret tips with you.

  1. ‘00’ flour is an important ingredient to make the perfect dough. Besides, you shall choose instant red star yeast.
  2. You can apply chili flakes on the top of the pizza. Combining white sauce with mozzarella or parmesan cheese will work great.
  3. While kneading the flour, add a very small amount of water at a time. 
  4. Mushrooms, black olive, and tuna fish taste so good with mozzarella cheese. 
Italian Seafood Pizza recipe

Italian Seafood Pizza Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 180 calories 5 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 8 voted )


  1. 2 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  2. 1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  3. 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  4. 1 ½ Cup Lukewarm Water
  5. 1 Teaspoon Salt
  6. ½ teaspoon White Powder Sugar 
  7. 2 Cups Pizza Sauce
  8. 4 oz. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  9. ½  Cup Chopped Onion
  10. ½ Cup Finely Chopped Green Pepper
  11. 1 Diced Green/Yellow/Red Capsicum
  12. 5 to 6 Sliced Black Olives
  13. 6 small Shrimps
  14. 8 oz. Fresh Mussels
  15. 9 oz. Fresh Purged Clams
  16. 1 Cup Calamari Ring 
  17. 1 Tablespoon Marjoram
  18. 1 tablespoon Chopped Basils
  19. 1 Cup Bay Scallops
  20. 2 teaspoons Dried Thyme
  21. 5 to 6 Cherry Tomatoes
  22. 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Prepare Dough: In a bowl, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Stir in 1 cup of flour, salt, and sugar. Add the rest of the flour to form a soft dough. Let it double in size (about 2 hours). Roll out the dough on a floured surface and place it in a greased round baking pan.
  2. Prepare Seafood: Clean and prepare the seafood. Place them on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt, lime juice, and spices. Bake at 500°F for 10 minutes.
  3. Apply Toppings: Spread pizza sauce on the dough. Add shredded cheese, roasted seafood, chopped onion, green pepper, capsicum, olives, herbs, and cherry tomatoes. Finish with another layer of shredded cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Bake: Preheat the oven to 500°F. Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Check for doneness; if needed, bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Remove the pizza from the oven, and sprinkle it with chili flakes, dried thyme, and basil. Serve with your favorite sauce.
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Frequently Asked Question

Do We Need to Cook Seafood Before Putting on Pizza?

Definitely yes. You need to bake the seafood by adding extra virgin olive oil. Otherwise, the seafood will not get well cooked by only baking the whole pizza. You can also boil the seafood instead of baking it. But mussels and clams need baking for a crunchy, delicious taste. 

How Long Do I Need to Bake an Italian Pizza?

The overall time you need is approximately 20 minutes. You need 10 minutes to bake the seafood. Then you need another 10 minutes to bake the whole pizza. But sometimes, we need a crispier crust and fully melted cheese. So it might take more than 10 minutes to get the perfect pizza. 

Remember that the temperature of the oven is important. The temperature must be around 450 degrees Fahrenheit. 

How to Store Leftover Seafood Pizza?

It is a very simple process. But Lack of proper maintenance of pizza may cause harm to hygiene. Also, the food will get easily dammed if it is not stored properly.

First, you need to chill out the pizza at room temperature. Then wrap slices of the pizza with tissue paper and foil paper. Store the slices in a dry and closed box. Place the pizza in a refrigerator and chill it overnight. This is how you can store leftover pizza. 

What Cheeses Work Best for Italian Seafood Pizza? 

In every pizza recipe you have seen, use only mozzarella cheese. But there are many other cheeses to use as an alternative to mozzarella cheese. Provolone, ricotta, romano, fontina, gorgonzola piccante, Fior di Latte, etc. gives the taste as mozzarella even better than mozzarella cheese.

Bottom Line

I hope this delicious recipe for Italian seafood pizza is sure to impress your taste buds. Whether you’re a seafood lover or just looking to switch up your pizza game, this recipe is definitely worth a try. Thank you for reading, and happy cooking.

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