Baked Clam Spread

10  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 1 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Baked Clam Spread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 can (6.5 oz.) minced clams, undrained
  • 4 tsp. lemon juice, divided
  •  RITZ Crackers, divided

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Cook  and stir bacon in medium saucepan on medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in pan.
  • Add  butter to drippings in pan; cook until butter is melted. Stir in onions and peppers; cook 1 min., stirring constantly to scrape browned bits from bottom of pan. Remove from heat.
  • Discard  2 Tbsp. liquid from clams. Add clams, remaining liquid and 1 Tbsp. (3 tsp.) lemon juice to onion mixture; mix well.
  • Crush  33 crackers; stir into clam mixture with all but 1 Tbsp. bacon. Spoon into small baking dish.
  • Bake  45 min. or until heated through. Drizzle with remaining lemon juice; top with remaining bacon. Serve with additional RITZ Crackers.

Recipe Tips

Make AheadDip can be prepared ahead of time. Remove from refrigerator 30 min. before baking as directed.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 150 
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Saturated fat 3.5 g
  • Trans fat 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol 115 mg
  • Sodium 210 mg
  • Carbohydrate 11 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 2 %DV
  • Vitamin C 2 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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