KILLER CLAM DIP

Teresa *

By
@BlueGinghamApron

For years, I have not been able to find my favorite brand of clam dip, so I was compelled to concoct my own recipe. If you loved Breakstone's Clam Dip, you'll love this.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
A crowd
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

8 oz
cream cheese (1 brick), room temperature
3/4 c
sour cream
1 pkg
dry ranch dressing mix
1 tsp
pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp
liquid smoke flavoring
1/8 tsp
ground black pepper
1/2 c
extra-sharp cheddar cheese
3 Tbsp
real hickory smoked bacon bits
1 Tbsp
fresh minced chives
1 can(s)
chopped or minced clams (6.5 oz.), drained
fresh chives, parsley or sliced green onion for garnish (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Using an electric hand-mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
2Add sour cream; mix thoroughly, until no lumps remain.
3Add ranch dressing mix, maple syrup, liquid smoke and pepper; mix well.
4Add cheddar cheese, bacon bits and minced chives; combine well.
5Add drained clams; mix until well combined. (NOTE: Save and freeze clam juice for chowder or other seafood dishes.)
6May serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until served. Garnish as desired. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

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