baked clam dip

Baked Clam Dip

Baked Clam Dip is a warm, creamy dip that features all of the flavors of baked clams with much less work! Chopped clams are cooked with onion, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and spices for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 102kcal
Author Alyssa


  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 6.5-oz cans chopped clams in clam juice (retain the juice)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp - 1/2 tsp hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Add olive oil to a skillet and set over medium heat. Add chopped onion and saute for a few minutes until the onion is golden.
  • Turn off the heat and add the two cans of clams, including the juice. Add Parmesan, hot sauce, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, parsley, and thyme and stir to combine.
  • Add breadcrumbs and stir as the mixture thickens.
  • Transfer dip to a greased baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden and the crust around the edges is golden brown. Serve warm with crackers.


You can also use Italian seasoned breadcrumbs in place of the panko and the oregano/parsley/thyme. You'll want the consistency of the mixture to be like a paste without being too dry.
This recipe yields approximately 20 oz in total, serving size varies.


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7.4g | Fat: 4.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.6g | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 0.2mg