Grandma's Clam Dip

"A very tasty but not too "clammy" clam dip that was a favorite ar Grandma's while I was growing up and is now a favorite of my 11-year old son"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
Ready In:




  • put all ingredients into blender.
  • mix until everything is fully blended (texture of clams is up to you).
  • serve with ruffles (my favorite).

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  1. Snoopy Chef
    Oh happy day, my childhood is back! As a native of Maine, clam dip was a staple at ANY party/picnic/bbq. Now I live in the Midwest, and even seeing a clam in a supermarket is a rarity. This dip is "wicked good!" My ONLY suggestion is to add a bit of mayonnaise. The cream cheese only version is a bit too dense for my liking. If you are used to a typical "ranch" or "french onion" style dip, I highly suggest adding a tablespoon or two of good ol' mayo. Also, I too was not sure if I was supposed to add the clam juice from the can. I added 2 or 3 tablespoons, and I think this turned out perfect. Note- The clam taste does take a few hours to blend with the cream cheese, just give it time. When in doubt, save the clam juice and add more if need be. The man of the house never tried clam dip before, claims he hates clams, but LOVED this dip. A MUST for anyone! You will definitely be the hero of any potluck gathering! ***** 5 stars!
  2. Jonathan Melendez
    This dip was amazing! I've never tried it before and it was so good. It's lethal because I couldn't stop eating it! I highly recommend this dip.
  3. Seashorewalker
    I thought this was very very good. But, the issue with the can of clam and not knowing how much juice to keep was a problem. I ended up draining half the juice and it was about right. I really would have rated it 5 stars but I hate guessing. Also, added an extra dash of tobasco sauce.
  4. Lizzie-Babette
    This versatile dip is excellent with potato chips (as suggested), but is equally delicious as a spread on a cracker or a spread for a bagel. Next time, I'll probably add more clams, worcestershire, and hot sauce, because we love really zingy, zesty flavors, but this is a delicious dip as is, and is perfect for football season parties and even summer potlucks. Excellent recipe, Kirstin!
  5. bratty
    This is a really tasty dip recipe, but the simplicity of it is what impressed me the most. Super-easy to prepare, and very few ingredients. I too added the fresh garlic, about 3 cloves, otherwise followed the recipe exactly. We snacked on this with some Ruffles, and it was really great, we just couldn't quit munching! Thanks for a real keeper!


  1. Ginny Sue
    I followed the advice of some of the other reviewers and added an extra can of clams. I also added more than a dash of both the garlic powder and the tabasco. I used white pepper instead of black pepper so there wouldn't be any pesky black specks. Very tasty with Ruffles.


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