Cream Cheese Clam Dip

Are you looking for the perfect easy dip? This Cream Cheese Clam Dip is so delicious, and takes just a few minutes to make!

a bowl of cream cheese clam dip and potato chips on a platter

This easy clam dip recipe is the perfect dip to enjoy while watching the big game or to bring to a party. Canned clams and sour cream add the perfect touch to this creamy dip! You can serve this dip with your favorite potato chips, crackers, or even homemade crostini!

I recently served this at a party, and this dip was the first dish that was emptied. In fact, a couple of my friends mentioned I should bring this dip to their next party!

What’s in this creamy clam dip?

Who doesn’t love a recipe when you can make it quickly and easily with ingredients that are easy to find? This recipe won’t disappoint.

I like to use chopped clams for this recipe. I think the chopped clams give the dip a better texture than the minced clams. This dip is made of:

  • chopped canned clams
  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • lemon juice
  • sugar
  • Accent (optional)

What can you serve with clam dip?

While it is so tasty you could eat it with a spoon, it is the perfect dip to dunk all sorts of chips, crackers, toasted bread, and sliced vegetables.

I recommend potato chips that are thicker as thin chips will break when you dunk this into this creamy clam dip!

How long does clam dip stay fresh?

Don’t be worried that this recipe won’t stay fresh should you not consume it in one sitting. Canned clams are generally cooked, so they are not raw.

This dip will stay fresh in your refrigerator for about 1 week. I think this dip tastes better if you allow it to rest for a few hours in the refrigerator before serving.

Make this dip your own!

What is one of the best things about cooking at home? Making changes to the recipe to make it your own! Try some of these ideas!

  • Add about 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish to the sauce.
  • Add a teaspoon or two teaspoons of chives to the dip.
  • Add a teaspoon of minced white onion
  • Add a splash of hot sauce like Tobasco to the dip.
  • Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Two teaspoons of finely minced shallots are amazing.
a bowl of cream cheese clam dip

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a bowl of cream cheese clam dip and potato chips on a platter

Clam Dip

You just gotta try this easy to make clam dip.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clam dip
Servings: 8
Calories: 255kcal


  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 24 ounces clams canned
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (if using reconstituted 2 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon MSG (Accent)
  • 8 ounces sour cream


  • Drain both cans of canned clams. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the juice. Discard the remaining clam juice.
  • In a bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, salt, lemon juice, reserved clam juice, and Accent. Mix with a mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in the two cans of drained clam. Stir the clams in with a spatula.
  • Place the dip in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and let it rest for a couple of hours in a covered dish in the refrigerator.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, or fresh chopped chives if desired.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

You can half the recipe if desired.  


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 118mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Joann

    I would love to try more of your recipes but so many of them are covered up by pop-up ads I miss half the ingredients or directions. In fairness yours is not the only one this happens with

  2. Jan

    I can’t seem to find clam dip in years. I understand that Kraft and others don’t make it anymore. I make my own and I miss buying it in the store Kraft was the best.

  3. Baltisraul

    5 stars
    Like Jeff said, Have not had this in years. My favorite supermarket, Lucky’s, just closed all 14 of their stores in Florida. Their going out of business sale allowed me to buy 3 lbs of frozen fresh clams. The good news, I now have dip for our Super Bowl party.

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