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Baked Clams

Baked Clams

You just want to look for the golden brown color and the clam breadcrumbs to look a little cracked! That’s the secret.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 12kcal
Author Katie


  • 24 littleneck clams
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • Fresh parsley & grated Pecorino Romano Cheese for garnish


  • Rinse clams in hot bowl of water so the shells open (this will take 3-5 minutes). Then pry open the shell with a knife and pop off one side of the shell.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a Circulon skillet, melt a stick of butter with 2 cloves of minced garlic. Cook on medium low heat, until garlic is soft and fragrant,  about 10 minutes. Then add in the Italian style bread crumbs and mix well. Stuff each clam shell with a generous scoop of breadcrumb mixture.
  • Place each stuffed clam shell on a Circulon baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the breadcrumbs on top of the clams are cracked looking (this means the clams are cooked).
  • Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh parsley and grated Pecorino Romano cheese, and serve immediately.


Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg