Recipe Ideas for Snow’s Canned Clams from Costco

Costco is selling Snow’s Chopped Clams in a six can pack and I was excited to buy them.

I love having a nice stash of canned clams in my pantry.  They are great for quick and tasty seafood diners like pasta with clam sauce, New Haven White Clam Pizza or even a quick prepped clam chowder.

Six Cans of Snows Chopped Clams

Overall Review

The canned clams from Snow’s are okay but not amazing.

On the Positive Side

  • The clams are chopped into a decent size and don’t looked minced.
  • I have been through several cans and so far have only found one piece of shell.
  • The flavor of the clams is acceptable.
  • The 6.5 oz can is a convenient size.
  • The canned clams are a bargain.

On the Negative Side

  • The clams are packed with clam juice along with salt, sugar and a phosphate based preservative.  The added salt brings the sodium content of the can up to 1160mg which is 46% of your Daily Value.
  • The clams are a bit chewier than I prefer.
  • The cans seem to be 50% clams and 50% broth.


The canned clams from Snow’s at Costco are about average in terms of quality but are above average in terms of value.  I will be buying these again as they are extremely handy for quick and tasty meals.

Can of Chopped Clams

Recipes for Chopped Clams

I love eating pasta with clam sauce.  I don’t really have a standard recipe but my “close enough” version is:

  • Melt 1 tbls butter in a sauce pan.
  • Add the contents of one can of clams to the pan, juice included.
  • Add 1/4 cup dry white wine.
  • Add the juice of half a lemon.
  • Add a shot of hot sauce.
  • Simmer for five minutes and serve over noodle of choice.

I have been using this sauce on Costco’s Healthy Noodles and topping it with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano and shredded parsley.

Healthy Noodle Pasta with Clam Sauce

The cans of clams have the following recipe for  a Sour Cream Clam Dip:

  • 2 cans Snow’s Clams, drained
  • 8 ounces Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbls Diced Green Onion
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Dash of Black Pepper
  • Combine ingredients in a bowl, mix well then refrigerate before serving.

For other recipes you can follow these links:

Another nice way to use the clams is to add them to a container of Ivar’s Clam Chowder to make the soup a little more flavorful!

Item Number and Location

The canned clams are Item Number 206112.

The clams are usually found in he non-refrigerated grocery aisles where the canned tuna, canned chicken and canned roast beef are displayed.  Sometimes this product gets moved to the end-cap when it goes on sale but that does not happen very often.


I bought the six pack of canned clams, 6.5 ounces each, at Costco for $8.99 which works out to a cost of $1.49 per can.

You can buy these same clams at Walmart for $1.96 a can.

This means you will save $0.47 a can (24%) when you buy your clams at Costco.

And don’t worry if you are concerned about buying a six pack as these clams have a shelf life of two years.

Cost of chopped canned clams at Costco


Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

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