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: 4.31 stars
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: 4.42 stars
This is one of my favorite meals. This goes great with a salad and some garlic bread.

Clams Italiano

Rating: 4.59 stars
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: 3.91 stars
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: 4.67 stars
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
This is the absolute best way to enjoy seafood. The lemon, thyme, and Old Bay® really make the boil. The potatoes, corn, and sausage are mouthwatering for anyone who is not a big seafood lover. Enjoy in the summertime or pull this recipe out on Christmas and take time to relax with the family. Serve with fresh lemons, Bloody Mary's, cold beer, crusty bread, and plenty of napkins.

Linguine with White Clam Sauce II

Rating: 4.54 stars
A light clam sauce served over linguini noodles. Healthy, too!

Clams Casino

Rating: 4.16 stars
Baked, stuffed clams - the best you have ever eaten!

Sheet Pan Seafood Boil

All the yummy flavors of a seafood boil with less effort. Just roast your seafood in the oven in a flavored butter sauce. Serve with crusty bread.

Tim O'Toole's Famous Stuffed Quahogs

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

Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce

Rating: 4.54 stars
Great dinner for a Friday night.

Inspiration and Ideas

Scott Ure's Clams And Garlic
Rating: Unrated
"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
"Simple and impressive! I used canned clams and decorated the dish with a few steamed fresh clams just to make it "purdy". :)" – mauigirl

Authentic Seafood Paella

Rating: 4.47 stars

Paella is a classic Spanish dish of rice cooked with shellfish and seasoned with saffron. It is perfect for easy entertaining.