After joking about making this dip in a previous video, I found it turned out amazingly well. Farewell, French onion dip - a new soup-inspired dip is in town. Garnish with more parsley and serve alongside puffed potato chips since potatoes are an important part of clam chowder!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 small casserole dish
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Cook bacon in a dry saucepan over medium heat until bacon is crispy and fat begins to foam, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove a few tablespoons of bacon to reserve for the top. Add green onions, celery, and a pinch of salt. Cook and stir until vegetables just start to soften, about 2 minutes. Drain bacon grease if desired. Turn off heat and let mixture cool.

  • Place cream cheese in a large bowl. Add the bacon-veggie mixture, clams, parsley, and 4 ounces Cheddar cheese. Season with Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and Old Bay® seasoning. Mix until nicely combined. Transfer into a small baking dish; smooth out the top. Scatter the reserved bacon and remaining Cheddar over the dip. Sprinkle cayenne pepper on top to get a richer, browned top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until dip is heated through and top is browned, about 20 minutes. Heat under the broiler to further brown the top, about 1 minute more.

Chef's Notes:

Swap paprika for cayenne pepper if desired.

For a slightly thinner dip, include the clam juice from the can.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 15.2g 30% DV; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; fat 19.3g 30% DV; cholesterol 78.4mg 26% DV; sodium 446.3mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2018
This was very good. I made it as written except for doubling the clams. Next time I may useless cream cheese - it overpowered the other flavors and clams are mild. Consider adding more Old Bay. I served it on potato chips and Ritz. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2018
This was very good. I made it as written except for doubling the clams. Next time I may useless cream cheese - it overpowered the other flavors and clams are mild. Consider adding more Old Bay. I served it on potato chips and Ritz. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2019
I made this for the Super Bowl as we always do foods of the cities of the teams but New England is getting real old these days. We have covered EVERYTHING!! This was a big hit and a nice surprise since no one ever had it before. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2019
This dip was amazing I think I added a few more clams then the recipe suggested but great dip! Whole family and party guests loved it and were asking for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2020
Family favorite - we leave with a clean dish where ever we bring it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2020
Very good dip. I made it to take to an NFC championship party with friends and they really liked it. I followed the recipe exactly and thought the clam flavor was perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2019
Great recipe always a hit at parties. I like to use 3 cans of clams instead of 2. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2019
Sounds yummy but haven't made it yet .... but i think small chucks of boiled potatoes with "old bay" & onions powder need to be incorporated in the bottom of pan. Clam chowder I feel always needs it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2019
It was a good place to start. I made a few changes and it was a hit Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2020
Made for Superbowl. Halved the recipe with homemade Old Bay seasoning Read More
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