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Clam Dip Recipe

Clam dip holiday recipe

Clam Dip is a great appetizer for all kinds of parties and events. It is very popular for Christmas and New Years parties. And, some people consider it a "must have" for watching football games with friends.

There are many similar recipes. Some variations include hot peppers, to add zip to the dip.

We have included a few recipes below. Try one, or try them all! 

Clam Dip Directions:

  1. Choose one of the recipes below.

  2. In a bowl, mix well all ingredients, except any bacon, clams, onions or peppers.

  3. Fold in remaining ingredients.

  4. Chill.

  5. Serve with vegetables, crackers, or chips.


Clam Dip # 1:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) minced clams, drained

  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

Clam Dip # 2

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • two 6 1/2-ounce cans minced clams, drained, reserving 3 tablespoons liquid

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves

  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

Bacon Clam Dip #3

  • 10 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 10 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (6 1/2 ounce) cans chopped clams, drained
  • 2 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

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