Canned Clams

Canned clams make clam dip and clam chowder oh-so-easy to put together! Browse more than 100 trusted recipes for those canned clams in your pantry.

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Quick Manhattan Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.63 stars
I was looking for a quick and easy Manhattan clam chowder and never found one, so I made my own!

Jimmy's Clam and Corn Fritters

Rating: 4 stars
Came up with these because my son loves clam fritters and I love corn hush puppies! So instead of French fries for your next fried seafood dinner, give these a try!

Chef John's Spaghetti with Red Clam Sauce

Rating: 4.77 stars
This is one of my 'go to' recipes and it takes only about 15 minutes from start to finish. The only prep work really is mashing the garlic. The sauce is great on any pasta, but I prefer angel hair or spaghetti.

Danielle's Seafood Chowder

Rating: 4.87 stars
I wanted to serve a different dish from the usual seafood casserole so I played with the dish and came up with this.

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.

Martha's Clam Dip

Rating: 4.18 stars
Minced clams are mixed with cream cheese and lightly flavored with spicy sauces. Serve this dip with chips at your next party. Don't be shellfish!

Linguine with Clams

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

My Best Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.62 stars
A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion, celery, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream. A little red wine vinegar is added before serving for extra flavor.

Chef John's Manhattan Clam Chowder

Manhattan clam chowder is usually very watery, too tomato-y, and not nearly clammy enough so I reworked the recipe into something significantly more rich, satisfying, and delicious. My secrets? A ton of clams, not too much tomato, and a little bit of flour to thicken things up. Serve with oyster crackers and garnish with fresh chives, parsley, tarragon, or even dill, if desired.

New England Clam Chowder I

Rating: 4.48 stars
Hot and hearty recipe that will warm you up on cold winter days.

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is an easy, inexpensive, white clam sauce. Try it over any kind of pasta; lemon pepper linguine is especially tasty. Extend the sauce for larger portions by adding in one half cup of chicken broth.

The Best Clam Sauce

Rating: 4.56 stars
I cannot order better white clam sauce in a restaurant. My boyfriend begs me to make this! Thanks Mom! Serve this dish with fresh garlic bread and a nice white wine. I promise this is a keeper and you won't like any other white clam sauce!

Inspiration and Ideas

Quick and Easy Clam Chowder
Rating: Unrated
The best ever clam chowder you have ever tasted, and it is easy and fast. You will pass this recipe along to your family and friends. If you like more clams you can always add more. Sometimes I will also cube potatoes and throw them in.
Linguine with White Clam Sauce II
Rating: Unrated
A light clam sauce served over linguini noodles. Healthy, too!

Seafood Cioppino

Rating: 4.76 stars

This is as good as any restaurant's version! Serve with rice and a nice salad.