New England Clam Dip

This easy New England clam dip recipe tastes so much better than any pre-packaged version you can pick up at the grocery store.

By Yankee Magazine

Jul 30 2019


In this easy New England clam dip recipe, sour cream and cream cheese pair with tender clams, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and onion to form a tasty classic you won’t be able to resist. Why settle for store-bought when homemade tastes this good?

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Makes 2 cups


1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 7-ounce can minced clams
1/2 pint (1 cup) sour cream
1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons onion juice (see Note)
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice


Drain the clams, reserving some of the liquid, and mash into the softened cream cheese. Add the remaining ingredients and blend well.

If a thinner dip is required, use 1 or 2 tablespoons of the reserved clam liquid to thin the mixture. For a thicker dip, omit the sour cream and use 2 packages of cream cheese instead of just one.

Serve with sturdy potato chips.