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Calico Clams Casino

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A few years ago, I came across this recipe in the back of my files when I was looking for a special appetizer. Everyone raved about it. Now it's often-requested dish. —Paula Sullivan, Barker, New York
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) minced clams
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons each finely chopped onion, celery and sweet red, yellow and green peppers
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash dried parsley flakes

Directions

  • Drain clams, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. In a large bowl, combine
  • the clams and remaining ingredients; stir in the reserved clam
  • juice. Spoon into greased 6-oz. custard cups or clamshell dishes;
  • place on baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and
  • lightly browned. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 165 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 383 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein.