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Calico Clams Casino

A few years ago, I came across this clams casino 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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) minced clams
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 165 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.
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  • nikmyown
    May 12, 2015

    Made this for mother's day they were absolutely delicious...I made some changes..I used a medium onion..a small red, green, and yellow pepper all finley chopped about 1 cup of bread crumbs and used asiago chesse..thxs for sharing

  • kredhead
    Dec 27, 2013

    This recipe is a permanent part of my Christmas Eve seafood menu tradition, they are everything clams casino should be, everyone loves them. I double the recipe & use both scallop shells & ramekins as the vehicles. I double the amount of clams and use minced, chopped & whole baby clams. Sometimes I chop up a few fresh clams and mix them in. Using the whole clam gives it a deeper flavor. I use precooked bacon, it is dry & flat making it easy to chop. I make these weeks ahead & freeze unbaked on a tray. Once frozen you can stack them in a container-ready to be cooked up anytime. They look so pretty, great for parties and guests.

  • Murpharama
    Dec 24, 2011

    Love this!

  • BPinUrbana
    Dec 14, 2011

    I made this recipe last Christmas and am so glad I was able to find it again. No matter what style of Christmas food celebration we decide upon.... formal sit-down or casual fingerfood/appetizers.... this dish fits right in! Warm, rich & comforting.... this dish was raved on last year and was requested for this years!!

  • Summy
    Aug 21, 2011

    This was so easy to make. I use chopped clams, not minced. I would definitely add another couple of cans to this recipe next time, however. I can't get enough clams.