My Daddy's Hot Clam Dip

By • January 14, 2011 6 Comments

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Author Notes: My dad left all the cooking to my mom, except for a few specialties. Chief among them was this hot clam dip, which got trotted out every winter. If he were here, my dad would insist that you serve it with Ritz crackers, but triscuits are pretty good, too. The amount of horseradish to add varies depending on your taste and the heat of the horseradish.Savour

Serves 6

  • 6.5 ounces can minced clams
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Drain the clams, reserving the juice.
  3. In a small ovenproof bowl or ramekin, combine the cream cheese, drained clams, horseradish, onion and Sriracha. With a fork, mash the cream cheese with the other ingredients until they are incorporated.
  4. If necessary, add reserved clam juice to thin to the consistency of whipped cream cheese. Add additional horseradish and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the top begins to brown. Serve with crackers.

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almost 4 years ago mandalins4

oh goodness - i bought clam dip from whole foods the other day. can't wait to try & make this recipe!


about 4 years ago ReggieDoobar

I don't like clams, don't care too much for cream cheese and have never liked horseradish, but I love this dip! Go figure. My wife (who loves clams) can't stand it, so of course I'm making it all the time now! Thanks!


over 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Clam dip is my favorite! I will be trying this soon!


over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

This really sounds delicious.


over 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

I'm such a sucker for dips like this. This sounds great.


over 4 years ago YuY

I'd love to try your recipe! Sounds so unique and delish :-) My little brother's starting his uni life next month in Australia, where he could definitely use some good dip recipes! (land of footie/rugby lovers!)