Game Day Clam Dip

Game Day Clam Dip for Football Sunday

Game Day Clam Dip

A Super Bowl tradition

In our family, football, chips and clam dip just kind of went together. From as early as I can remember in my childhood, to the present, this has been true. Every Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Super Bowl gathering my parents took us to, or hosted, there was a big bowl of clam dip sitting next to a huge bowl of potato chips. My mom was always the one who made the clam dip {because hers was always the best!}. She nicknamed her dip “Game Day Clam Dip”.

Game Day Clam Dip

An addition to the tradition

Mom is long gone, but luckily I learned how to make her delicious clam dip. Not only does my own family get to know the tradition I did, but I get to pass down our special family clam dip recipe too. There is one thing that is a little different about the way we do things though. We don’t just enjoy Game Day Clam Dip during football games anymore – we enjoy it much more often!

Other ways to enjoy Game Day Clam Dip

One of our favorite things to do on a cold, snowy day is to build a big fire, pick a movie on Netflix and snuggle on the couch. Of course we also have a big bowl of potato chips, and a container of our favorite clam dip. There might even be and an adult beverage or two (for the adults that is!). We definitely know how to spend a fun, entertaining afternoon, with the best snack around. I always keep canned clams on hand, and lots of cream cheese, because we just never know when the mood might strike us. We always want to be prepared.

Game Day Clam Dip


Game Day Clam Dip

Game Day Clam Dip

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A football game tradition in our family, this clam dip goes perfectly with potato chips, and is quite addictive! With just a few simple ingredients, you'll have the perfect chip and dip combination to serve as a football party appetizer! #footballfood #footballappetizers #TheBigGameFood


  • 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1- 7 oz. can of clams (minced) with juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice


Allow cream cheese to soften.  Drain juice from clams, saving in separate bowl.  In medium bowl using either a hand mixer or stand mixer, combine cream cheese and clam juice and blend on low speed until smooth. Add lemon juice, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce and mix thoroughly. Add clams and stir them in by hand.

*Serve with your favorite potato chips.


~You can add more garlic to spice it up if you like.

~If you are having a big crowd for your Super Bowl party, you can double or even triple the recipe!

* The best chips to serve with clam dip (in my opinion) are the thick type with ridges, as they are sturdy enough to scoop the dip without breaking.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

If you are on a special diet or tracking nutrition information for medical reasons, please note that the above calculations are estimates only. If you are following a special diet or have special medical needs, please consult a nutritionist or other expert before preparing this item.

The big game is coming up next month and we will are all set. We don’t know what our plans are yet, but whether we are hosting Super Bowl or going somewhere else, we will be having our Game Day Clam Dip either way!


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