This delicious Clam Dip is an easy appetizer made with whipped cream cheese and sour cream balanced off with salty minced clams, and served with potato chips.

Homemade Clam Dip in a bowl with potato chips around it.

Usually people who love Clam Dip have enjoyed it for years as part of their annual holiday appetizers, summer BBQ’s or tailgate parties. Whether you’re already a fan or want to try it for the first time, this recipe is really easy with the simplest ingredients that highlight the flavors of the star ingredient: clams!

Ingredients Needed for Clam Dip:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream: may substitute mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt.
  • Clams: canned minced clams, and reserve the clam juice.
  • Garlic: freshly minced.
  • Worcestershire sauce.
  • Parsley.
  • Hot sauce: we prefer Tabasco hot sauce in clam dip, but use your favorite kind!
  • Additional Flavor Add-In Ideas: paprika, chives, yellow mustard, lemon juice, green onion.
The ingredients for Clam Dip on individual serving dishes on a tray.

How to make Clam Dip:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in sour cream, garlic, parsley, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.
  2. Stir in drained clams. Add reserved clam juice from the canned clams to thin the dip to desired consistency. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving.
  3. Serve with potato chips or crackers.
Two process photos for making clam dip in a bowl.

Make Ahead Instructions:

To Make Ahead: Clams Dip will last stored covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

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Recipe

Homemade clam dip in a bowl with potato chips around it.
Prep 5 mins
Refregierate 1 hr
Total 1 hr 5 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes (or 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley)
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • Dash Tabasco or favorite hot sauce
  • 1 6.5 oz can minced clams drained but juice reserved

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in sour cream, garlic, parsley, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.
  • Stir in drained clams. Add reserved clam juice from the canned clams to thin the dip to desired consistency. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Serve with potato chips or crackers.
  • Clams Dip will last stored covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Notes

Makes about 2 cups of clam dip.
Additional Flavor Add-ins: yellow mustard, lemon juice, paprika, chives or green onion.
Baked Clam Dip: Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, until warmed. 

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 64mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 508IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg

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