Quick and Easy! Can be used when you forget to take something else out of the freezer. You can use water instead of the clam juice, if you like.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot with boiling salted water cook linguini pasta until al dente.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium sized saucepan using medium heat cook olive oil and minced garlic until garlic is translucent. Add chopped clams, clam juice or water, and chopped parsley. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 3 minutes.

  • Toss pasta with clam sauce. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; protein 31g 62% DV; carbohydrates 69.7g 23% DV; fat 6.2g 10% DV; cholesterol 49.8mg 17% DV; sodium 113.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (93)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2007
This is one of my hubby's favorite dishes and he really enjoyed this. I slightly thickened the sauce added more garlic and also threw in some white wine. Thanks Janet! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/06/2008
This was very tasteless and watery. I can't imagine how bland it would be with water instead of clam juice. It was a little better with a lot of extra salt pepper and italian seasoning but overall didn't offer much. If I had to do it over I would add cream or milk some flour to thicken it and some parmasan onion maybe bacon...something to add flavor and help it stick to the pasta. Read More
(19)
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2007
This is one of my hubby's favorite dishes and he really enjoyed this. I slightly thickened the sauce added more garlic and also threw in some white wine. Thanks Janet! Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
This recipe delivers what it promises--quick and easy. Delicious too! I did add an onion sauteed it with the olive oil before adding the garlic and clams. Great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2006
Love this recipe because it doesn't really call for anything I won't normally find in the pantry. I do add a can of whole baby clams as well as the minced clams and I season with OLD BAY seasoning and minced onion. If I'm having company I will increase the sauce with more clam juice and add some tiger prawns and clams in the half shell. With some chopped parsley around the plate it makes a nice presentation. Also great with a squirt of lemon juice before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2007
I give this one a 5 star because of it's ease and quickness. Use fresh parsley if you can and I added onion also. I sub'ed skim milk with a tbsp of cornstarch for the clam juice to obtain better color and thickness. Great on wheat pasta very healthy. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2008
This was very tasteless and watery. I can't imagine how bland it would be with water instead of clam juice. It was a little better with a lot of extra salt pepper and italian seasoning but overall didn't offer much. If I had to do it over I would add cream or milk some flour to thicken it and some parmasan onion maybe bacon...something to add flavor and help it stick to the pasta. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2011
Not all sauces are meant to stick to the pasta. North Americans generally expect thick pasta sauces and usually red 'tomatoey' ones. This is a thin version and a good basic recipe for altering t taste. I add about 2 tbsp. olive oil loads of flat-leaf parsley finely chopped about 1/4 cup. The herby green flavour of the parsley is a delicious contrast to the briny clams. A splash of white wine is good idea. This has been a familly favourite for years. Thanks for your version JANBLIDEN. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2012
Made this recently for a thing at our church (we feed and house homeless families for a week at a time). It was a big hit! I didn't do anything other than what the recipe said and it was as good or better than I have had at restaurants. I will make this again -- often! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2008
Very easy and quick and yummy. I also thickened the sauce with just a little bit of flour and added parmesan while it was cooking. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2008
I thought this lacked a lot of flavor. I had to add more salt and pepper just so I could taste SOMETHING besides cream and pasta. Read More
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