Baked Clam Dip

Photo: Mike Krautter
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

This hot seafood dip, served with potato chips, is an ode to the salt spray of the New England coast.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • cup sour cream

  • 2 cans (6.5 ounces each) whole clams, such as Bar Harbor Premium, drained and coarsely chopped, 3 tablespoons liquid reserved

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more for sprinkling

  • Coarse salt

  • Potato chips, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir together cream cheese and sour cream in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in clams and liquid, Worcestershire, shallot, cayenne, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until combined. Transfer mixture to a 2 1/2-to-3-cup baking dish.

  2. Bake until bubbly and top is golden brown in spots, about 30 minutes. Serve warm, sprinkled with cayenne, with potato chips.

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