Best Clams Casino Recipe


Welcome to the Bald Chef Glen Izett’s recipe for one of his favorite appetizers, Clams Casino. In this recipe, he’ll show you how to put together an easy and delicious dish that features medium-sized clams, bacon, butter, garlic, and a little bit of lemon.


  • Medium-sized clams
  • Bacon
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Clean the clams by rinsing them in cold water several times to remove any sand.
  2. Shuck the clams and remove any residual sand.
  3. Preheat the oven to broil.
  4. Cut 12 slices of bacon and half cook them in a pan.
  5. In a separate pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter on medium-low heat.
  6. Add 3 cloves of minced garlic and a squeeze of lemon to the melted butter and cook for a few minutes.
  7. Ladle a small amount of the butter and garlic sauce on top of each clam.
  8. Place a piece of bacon on top of each clam.
  9. Broil for 4-5 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on top of each clam and broil for an additional 2 minutes.

Fun Facts About Clams Casion

  • Clams Casino originated in Little Rhody (Rhode Island) in the early 20th century.
  • Clams Casino is a popular dish in New England, particularly in Rhode Island and Connecticut.
  • The dish is named “Casino” because it was originally served at a casino in Rhode Island.


This recipe for Clams Casino is easy to put together and features delicious ingredients like bacon, butter, garlic, and lemon. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a delicious appetizer that is sure to impress your guests. Remember to clean the clams thoroughly before cooking to ensure that they taste great. As always, Bon Appétit!

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