Clam Dip

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Clam Dip is the best classic appetizer dip recipe.  It’s a recipe that’s been around for decades!

Clam Dip displayed in a royal blue bowl on a wooden table served with potato chips

This is such an easy dip to throw together, and it gets devoured by all. It’s better when made a few hours ahead- the flavors have a chance to blend together before serving. 

What kind of clams do you use for clam dip?

For this clam dip recipe, all you need are canned clams.  Fresh clams are not needed!  Just buy a can of chopped canned clams, squeeze the liquid out of it, and use them in this recipe.  They’re perfect!

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Serve it with the best sturdy potato chips.  Alternately, you can serve it with fresh cut vegetables or crackers.  I think potato chips are the best pairing!

Here are a few more recipes using clams that you might like to try:

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Clam Dip

Favorite classic dip for decades!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings (1 1/2 cups)
Calories 36kcal
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword clam dip


  • 1 cup sour cream (can use light, if desired)
  • One 7.5-ounce can minced clams, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste


  • In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients together well and chill (add Tabasco a few drops at a time, until desired flavor is achieved).
  • Serve with vegetables, crackers or sturdy potato chips.


Serving: 1serving (2 tablespoons) | Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg


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  • Eddy wrote:

    This recipe is great, I would only recommend adding a table spoon or two of the clam juice as well for more flavor. Thank you!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Thank for the tip!