Clams Casino Dip - Mountain Cravings

Clams Casino Dip

Clams Casino Dip

Have you had clams casino? Open-faced fresh clams are steamed in white wine and butter, heaped with buttery bacon breadcrumbs, and broiled to perfection.

Fresh clams are stunning but feeding a party gets expensive fast. This dip is the answer for high-class flavor at a quarter of the price! We’re taking all the elements of the traditional open-faced version and baking it into a savory dip.

Clams Casino Dip | Mountain Cravings

The shortcut here is bulk clam meat.  I haven’t found it at local grocery stores, but the Asian supermarkets sell it frozen for $3.99 per pound – less than whole clams in the shell. Bulk will work just fine for a baked dish with other flavors.

Clams Casino Dip | Mountain Cravings

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Clams Casino Dip | Mountain Cravings
Clams Casino Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
All the elements of the traditional open-faced version, baked into a savory dip at a fraction of the price.
Course: Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 173 kcal
Author: Mountain Cravings
  • 8 oz. bacon finely diced
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 t. red pepper flakes more to taste
  • 12 oz. clam meat chopped
  • 4 T. butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 4 oz. parmesan finely grated
  • 1/4 cup parsley minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 oz. bacon finely diced
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parsley minced
  • 2 T. butter melted
  • variety of crackers
  • lemon wedges
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Cook all 12 oz. bacon in a large pan. Remove and drain, dice, and set aside.
  3. Saute shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes in the bacon grease.
  4. Add chopped clams and saute for 2-3 minutes, then add butter and melt completely.
  5. Pour in white wine and lemon juice, bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Combine clam mixture, 8 oz. diced cooked bacon, softened cream cheese, parmesan, and parsley. Season with salt & pepper to taste and spoon into a greased pie dish.
  7. Mix together remaining 4 oz. diced cooked bacon, panko, parsley, and butter. Spread topping evenly across the dip.
  8. Bake at 450° for 15-18 minutes, until edges are bubbling and topping is golden brown.
  9. Serve with a variety of your favorite crackers and lemon wedges on the side for squeezing!

Asian groceries are a great source for inexpensive frozen clam meat.

Nutrition Facts
12 servings per container
Serving size 1/3 cup

Amount per serving
Calories 173
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 585mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 14g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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