16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1

Very easy, quick and sinfully satisfying. Great with a tossed green salad with vinaigrette dressing.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still slightly firm, about 11 minutes. Drain well.

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  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until it begins to brown slightly. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion becomes lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add the reserved clam juice and wine. Simmer until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Stir in the Alfredo sauce and clams; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Serve the clam sauce over the linguine, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts

727 calories; 44.9 g total fat; 108 mg cholesterol; 1230 mg sodium. 51.4 g carbohydrates; 31.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2012
Very very delicious! I have to say the sauce was really good. The combining of clam juice & wine reduction with the alfredo sauce made the ingredients marry so well. It really pulled the clam flavor all the way through the sauce. I thought at first it was going to be really runny but as it turns out it wasn't. The red pepper flakes gave it a nice heat at the end but isn't totally neccessary at all especially with minor children. The only thing I felt that needed more of...was the clams. my cans were 6.5oz cans not 10 oz so for the clams it's self I used 3 cans and only because it look like sauce with a few pieces. And I totally watched how much reserved clam juice I needed because the cans were a total of 13oz not counting the 3rd can of reserved juice. But however I'd make this again in a heartbeat. Very well paired with whole grain Linguine noodles. TY grainie.
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2012
Nice easy twist on the boring jarred alfredo sauce. The hubby wasn't overly impressed by it yet he inhaled it! I would use more wine next time. I topped with shrimp and broccoli. I would make this again.
(4)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2012
Very very delicious! I have to say the sauce was really good. The combining of clam juice & wine reduction with the alfredo sauce made the ingredients marry so well. It really pulled the clam flavor all the way through the sauce. I thought at first it was going to be really runny but as it turns out it wasn't. The red pepper flakes gave it a nice heat at the end but isn't totally neccessary at all especially with minor children. The only thing I felt that needed more of...was the clams. my cans were 6.5oz cans not 10 oz so for the clams it's self I used 3 cans and only because it look like sauce with a few pieces. And I totally watched how much reserved clam juice I needed because the cans were a total of 13oz not counting the 3rd can of reserved juice. But however I'd make this again in a heartbeat. Very well paired with whole grain Linguine noodles. TY grainie.
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2012
Made this last night and I must say: we all enjoyed it. Small change: made the Alfredo myself. Otherwise recipe is excellent as is. Thanks so much.
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2014
BEST clam sauce I've ever made. I did make a few small adjustments which kicked it up a notch- BACON!!! And mushrooms. Instead of using butter and olive oil I just fried up about 5 slices of bacon (chopped into pieces before frying). Then added the onions to the bacon grease and bacon pieces then added fresh mushrooms roughly chopped then garlic etc.. Also I squeezed 1/2 a lemon to the clam juice and wine reduction. The Alfredo sauce is genius and the red pepper flakes add the perfect amount of spice. Phenomenal!!
(4)
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2012
Nice easy twist on the boring jarred alfredo sauce. The hubby wasn't overly impressed by it yet he inhaled it! I would use more wine next time. I topped with shrimp and broccoli. I would make this again.
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2013
I love this recipe. It is so easy fast and tastes wonderful. Only changes I made was to leave out the wine and used 2-6.5 oz cans of clams instead of one 10 oz. We will definitly make this again!
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2013
This was SO good!! Added more clams and added mussels. Yummy! Next time I might add some veggies but was so good without and served with salad and bread.
(1)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2016
Very delicious. Served over a bed of spinach leaves topped with finely sliced tomato feta cheese and green onion. I also added a dozen shrimp and 1/4 cup more wine in the sauce.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2014
Outstanding. I doubled the crab meat. I cooked the shrimp in a garlic butter sauce. I added a touch of white wine (about 1/4 cup).
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
I really enjoyed this quick tasty meal. I used the Classico Alfredo sauce and it was perfect. I only used a dash of the red pepper flakes and added some parsley for some color. I did have to make about 12-14 ounces of pasta to use up all the sauce 8 oz was not enough in my opinion. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly using 3 cans of Snows Chopped Clams using all the juice from the cans to reduce with the wine. Really good recipe dare I say restaurant quality? Thanks grainie for the recipe.
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