Main Dish Clam Recipes

Bring clams to your dinner table with recipes for spaghetti with clam sauce, clam fettuccine, clams casino, or let us show you how to put on a clam bake or seafood boil.

Staff Picks

Clam Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
This is the most fun you can have with your seafood. It started with the idea of a fun get-together clam bake then took off with a life of its own. This recipe is a general guide. Have fun, mix and match your favorite seafood. I would ask your fish monger what is fresh, and then decide what seafood to add. I've even added a whole octopus before. Serve with a nice white wine, turn on some music and have fun. Great outdoor meal.

Linguine with Clams

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
This is one of my favorite meals. This goes great with a salad and some garlic bread.

Clams Italiano

Rating: 4.5 stars 172
These clams are steamed in wine, butter, and herbs. When the clams are gone, dip Italian bread in the broth.

Maggie's Clams Casino

Rating: 4 stars 11
These are delicious Clams Casino that my girlfriend makes for me, with a few of my own refinements. Great for the game on Sunday.

Clams and Chourico

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
These clams are steamed in dark beer with chourico sausage and red onions for a full flavored meal.

Old Bay Seafood Boil

Rating: 5 stars 2
The best way to enjoy seafood. Lemon, thyme, and Old Bay make the boil.
By Brian Sapp

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 159
A light clam sauce for pasta flavored with garlic, white wine, and herbs.

Sheet Pan Seafood Boil

Rating: 5 stars 4
This simple roasted sheet pan dinner provides all the yummy flavors of a seafood boil with much less effort.

Clams Casino

Rating: 4 stars 77
Baked, stuffed clams - the best you have ever eaten!

Tim O'Toole's Famous Stuffed Quahogs

Rating: 5 stars 27
Classic stuffed quahog recipes used stale bread and lots of seasoning. But my grandmother would have appreciated the pre-seasoned stuffing adaptation in this modernized version.

Zuppa Di Pesce Fra Di Avolo

Rating: 5 stars 20
An Italian favorite, best with a nice red wine and Frank Sinatra playing in the background.

Panko-Breaded Fried Razor Clams

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
I grew up on the West Coast where these tasty little treats are found. You can vary the amount of ingredients used in the recipe according to the number of clams you have, but be sure to use real Parmesan cheese and only panko crumbs, not regular bread crumbs. Pound the necks with a meat tenderizer, or deep fry them, if desired. These are delicious!!!

Inspiration and Ideas

Scott Ure's Clams And Garlic
Rating: Unrated 429
"Absolutely delicious! We did not even add salt and pepper. Plenty of baguette is highly recommended." – Anne G Thom
Spaghetti with Clam Sauce
Rating: Unrated 31
"Simple and impressive! I used canned clams and decorated the dish with a few steamed fresh clams just to make it "purdy". :)" – mauigirl
Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce
Rating: 4.5 stars 137

Great dinner for a Friday night.