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easy delicious stuffed clams

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

This is a quick and easy appetizer or side dish for seafood lovers. Don't let the ease of preparation or the minimal ingredients fool you; these stuffed clams are full of flavor and are absolutely delicious! They will dress up any meal and are always a big hit.

(1 rating)
yield 6 (2 per person)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy delicious stuffed clams

  • 1- 6.5 oz. can
    chopped clams, drained & juice reserved
  • 1 box
    instant herb stuffing mix, turkey or chicken flavor
  • 1 1/2 c
    clam juice (see *note)
  • 5 Tbsp
    salted butter, divided 4 & 1
  • 1 tsp
    old bay seafood seasoning plus extra for sprinkling
  • 12 md
    clam shells, washed and dried
  • fresh minced parsley or chives for garnish, optional

How To Make easy delicious stuffed clams

  • 1
    (*Note: I save and freeze clam juice from canned clams that I use in different recipes. You may use the reserved juice of the drained clams plus one 8 oz. bottle of clam juice and enough water to equal 1 1/2 cups total.)
  • 2
    Drain clams in small strainer over a 2 cup measuring cup; set clams aside.
  • 3
    Add enough clam juice and water to the cup to equal 1 1/2 cups.
  • 4
    Pour clam juice into a microwavable bowl; add 4 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning; cover bowl with lid or wax paper; microwave on high power for 3 1/2 minutes or until it begins to boil
  • 5
    Remove from microwave, add dry stuffing mix (and seasoning packet, if included;) stir well. Cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • 7
    Add clams to mixture; mix to combine well.
  • 8
    Spoon mixture into empty, clean clam shells. Place filled shells in a 9"X13" baking dish or on a rimmed baking sheet; set aside.
  • 9
    Place remaining 1 tablespoon butter in small microwavable cup; cover with small piece of wax paper or paper towel to prevent splatter; microwave on high power for 10 to 15 seconds to melt butter.
  • 10
    Brush or spoon butter evenly over each stuffed shell.
  • 11
    Lightly sprinkle each with a little extra old bay seasoning.
  • 12
    Bake at 375ºF for 30 minutes. Garnish as desired. Serve hot or warm. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.