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New England Style Sheet Pan Clam Bake

An authentic New England Style Sheet Pan Clam Bake is loaded with lobster tails, corn cobs, red potatoes, shrimp, clams and andouille sausage all tossed in plenty of butter and old bay seasoning. It’s an easy sheet pan dinner elegant enough for a dinner party, yet simple enough for a weeknight dinner.

clams, shrimp, lobster, potatoes, corn on sheet pan with old bay and melted butter

Guys – I’m so excited! I haven’t done a whole lot of traveling this summer and usually I take a trip or two. Basically, this last week I was feeling some travel remorse and realized I needed to have a little fun before the year was over, it’s coming up quick okay?!

But what I’m most excited for – PAAAAARIS!! YASSSS!! Oh my goodness, I am just so so so thrilled! My ‘creative assistant’ aka my friend since I was 12 and trusty work partner and I are headed to Paris for some good old fashion fun.

Looking ahead … The Saveur Blog Award Show in Tennessee! I’m still over the moon about being nominated for best entertaining blog!

So we’ve got a busy few weeks around here trying to get ahead. So far so good! Fingers crossed for us!

To celebrate my adventures, I wanted to make something that sings all things summer … CLAMBAKE!

I think new-ish cooks probably find seafood a little bit intimidating. I had Abbie over helping me cook and she was a little hesitant to get her hands dirty with crustaceans. This easy New England style sheet pan clam bake is so perfect for people wanting to dip their toes into new seafood dishes.

lobster, shrimp, clams in white bowl

Ingredients You Need For A Clam Bake

The ingredients that make up this classic clambake recipe include the usual suspects – red potatoes, corn on the cobb, butter (lots of it!), garlic, old bay seasoning, shallots, clams, lobster tails, shrimp and chicken andouille sausages.

The finishing touches include lemon wedges, melted butter, fresh parsley and French bread to soak up those wonderful juices!

hand squeezing lemon over baking sheet with lobster, corn, potatoes

How To Make The Best Clam Bake Recipe

The whole sheet pan clam bake recipe comes together in a few easy steps. Simply:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in halved potatoes and corn on the cob chunks. The mini red potatoes and corn will take you a bit longer to bake, so I like to parboil them just for 8 minutes or so to start their cooking. This way everything is finished at the same time! In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, minced garlic, and old bay seasoning.
  2. In an extra-large bowl, toss together shallots, corn cobbs, red potatoes, clams, lobster tails, shrimp, sausage with butter and old bay mixture until all pieces are coated with seasoning. Spread batch onto two large sheet pans into an even layer, making sure there is some space between. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until the shrimp is pink and the clams have opened. Discard any unopened clams.
  4. Serve with fresh lemon wedges, melted butter, a sprinkle of fresh parsley and fresh bread.

Gotta love sheet pan dinners for their convenience!

clams, shrimp, lobster, potatoes, corn on sheet pan

What Is A Clambake Party?

I have dreams about having an epic clambake party (can you picture the table omgaaah?!), but I had just as much fun with this dish!

You will have a delicious authentic sheet pan clam bake in less than a half an hour.

This is an oven-baked dish, so while clambake does pack summer flavors, it’s great for end of summer/fall because the temps are finally starting to cool down and the thought of turning our ovens on isn’t as daunting.

Clambake on the beach would be another great party idea!

hands touching clams, shrimp, lobster, potatoes, corn on sheet pan with old bay and melted butter

How To Serve A Crowd

I used the biggest bowl I had in my house and slathered all of the ingredients with melted butter and old bay seasoning. Simple and effective.

This is enough for two full sheet pans so it’s a great dinner option if you need to feed a crowd! After everything bakes, your lobster will be bright red, clams open and everything will be begging for one last squeeze of lemon juice.

Serve on sheet pans for an authentic clambake feel or in pasta bowls over rice for something a little more formal. Be sure to have plenty of melted butter, lemon wedges and parsley to pass around the table!

lobster tails, shirmp and clams in white bowl with lemon wedges

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Originally published in July 2017, updated May 2020 with updated info and recipe card.

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clams, shrimp, lobster, potatoes, corn on sheet pan with old bay and melted butter

New England Style Sheet Pan Clambake

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This New England Style Sheet Pan Clambake is loaded with lobster, corn, potatoes, shrimp, clams, sausage and old bay that’s ultra buttery and delicious.


Scale

Ingredients

1 lb baby red potatoes halved

3 corn on the cobbs, cut into chunks

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, melted

4 garlic cloves, minced

4 Tablespoons old bay seasoning

2 shallots, quartered

1 lb clams

3 lobster tails (optional)

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined

4 chicken andouille sausages, cut into quarters

salt

pepper

lemon wedges

melted butter + chopped parsley, for serving

baguette or French bread, sliced


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in halved potatoes and corn on the cob chunks. Boil for 8 minutes and strain. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, minced garlic, and old bay seasoning.
  2. In an extra-large bowl, toss together shallots, corn cobbs, red potatoes, clams, lobster tails, shrimp, sausage with butter and old bay mixture until all pieces are coated with seasoning. Spread batch onto two large sheet pans into an even layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until the shrimp is pink and the clams have opened.
  4. Serve with fresh lemon wedges, melted butter, a sprinkle of fresh parsley and fresh bread. 

Notes

Discard any clams that do not open.

Keywords: summer, sheet pan meal, easy

 

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