Stuffed Clam Appetizers

Stuffed Clam Appetizers is a delicious recipe which combines a packaged herb seasoned stuffing mix, bacon, onions and Parmesan cheese. A fantastic option for your large dinner parties, events and holidays. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2) PointsPlus, (2 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes 20 Servings. Stuffed Clam Appetizers will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.stuffed-clam-appetizers

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes.
Total Time: 55 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

24 cherrystone clams, scrubbed
2 slices bacon, diced
3 tbsp butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 tsp garlic powder or 1 garlic clove, minced

1-1/2 cups herb seasoned stuffing mix

2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

2. Open the clams. Remove and discard the top shells. Arrange the clams in a 3 quart-size shallow baking dish.

3. Cook bacon in a 10″ skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet and drain on paper towels.

4. Add the butter, onion and garlic powder to the hot bacon drippings and cook until onion is tender. Stir the stuffing, cheese, parsley and cooked bacon into the skillet; mix lightly. Divide stuffing mixture evenly among the clams.

5. Bake for 20 minutes or until clams are cooked through.

Yield: 20 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 per serving.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 2, (2 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 0

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 72, Total Fat: 2.9g, Saturated Fat: 1.3g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 348mg, Sugars: 1g, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 4 %DV, Vitamin C: 8 %DV, Calcium: 4 %DV, Iron: 6 %DV

Original recipe and image from: CSC Brands LP. http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/stuffed-clams-25483

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