Baked Clams

This easy recipe features fresh clams that are simply steamed and topped with a buttery, flavorful breadcrumb topping. It's the perfect seafood dinner or appetizer!

What are baked clams?

You'll only need littleneck clams, butter, lemon, and a few other ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's get started!

Simple Ingredients

Steam the clams

Add the clams to a pot with water and fresh lemons. Bring to a boil and then cover and steam the clams for about 10 minutes until they open.

Prepare to bake

Remove the top shell from the clam and place onto a baking sheet.

Make the Topping

Make the breadcrumb topping with seasoned breadcrumbs, butter, parsley, seasoning and a splash of white wine.

Top the clams

Add the topping to each clam, covering the clams completely with the breadcrumbs.


Drizzle the tops of the clams with melted butter and bake for 10 minutes until the topping is browned.


Serve with more melted butter and lemon wedges.

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