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Slow Cooker Clam Chowder Dip

Slow cooker clam chowder dip
Maggie Shi/TODAY
Cook Time:
1 hr
Prep Time:
20 mins

Chef notes

In the summer, I love eating all kinds of clams—raw littlenecks on the half shell, steamers, fried whole-belly soft shells. Made with sour cream, cream cheese, bacon, and chopped clams, this dip is almost like a super-thick chowder. I’ve kicked it up with a good dose of Tabasco, but definitely keep some extra handy for those who like a lot of heat. 


  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 (6.5-ounce) cans chopped clams, drained
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce, plus more for serving


In a slow cooker, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, clams, bacon, Worcestershire, and Tabasco.

Cover and cook on high for 1 hour or low for 2 to 3 hours, until the cheese has melted. Stir thoroughly before serving, making sure all the ingredients are well combined. Serve with potato chips or crackers.