Merill's Baked Clam Dip Oreganata

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my sister in law's recipe. It's like a clam pie or a giant baked clam served warm with crackers (I like Ritz for this). It could be prepared, up until the baking, a day in advance. Just put it in the refrigerator and bake when ready the next day! If you make it and freeze it for the future, just thaw and reheat. This is a family favorite and a crowd pleaser when I make it for guests - Enjoy! PS-I like it with 2 cans of chopped clams too! You get bigger clam pieces that way.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If serving the same day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size skillet, saute the butter, onion and garlic over low heat a minute or two, being careful not to let the garlic brown.
  3. Add the clams with their juice, parsley flakes and oregano to the pan and mix.
  4. Saute for a few minutes and then add the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  5. The texture should be like a paste.
  6. If not, adjust by adding bread crumbs.
  7. Put mixture in an oven proof pie dish and add paprika sprinkled on top.
  8. Bake in 350 degree oven, for 25 to 30 minutes, until slightly golden and bubbly.
  9. Serve warm with crackers.
Most Helpful

excellent recipe! easy and quick! all I added was the juice of one lemon and cooked at 425 for 15 minutes. perfect and a big hit at a party!

snowydreams15 January 26, 2015

This recipe is fantastic! It is such a hit, there won't be a drop left. I have been asked to make it over and over again. Terrific on thin slices of good French bread instead of crackers too. Garnish with fresh lemon.

lamir54rt December 24, 2013

I was hungry for clam dip but didn't have any cream cheese. This was a very different dip with the breadcrumbs as the base! I'll bet it would be a great stuffing for mushrooms. Yummy, thanks!

BethH October 25, 2009