Classico® Tomato & Basil sauce and hot Italian sausage paired with succulent little neck clams in this spicy sauce served with garlic crostini!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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

Directions

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  • Rinse clams in a strainer to remove any sand.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot (5-quart) over medium to low heat. Add the diced onions, stirring often, until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Add the sausage and garlic, red pepper flakes, and fennel. Cook until sausage is no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Drain oil.

  • Increase the heat to medium high. Pour in the wine and bring to a boil until it has reduced to about 3 tablespoons, approximately 5 minutes.

  • Stir in the Classico® Tomato & Basil sauce and bring to a quick boil. Add the clams, cover, and cook until clam shells open, 8 to 10 minutes. Check often to avoid overcooking.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Mix together remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 cloves minced garlic, salt, and cracked pepper. Brush mixture on both sides of the baguette slices. Arrange slices on a baking sheet.

  • Bake until its golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Ladle the clams and sauce into bowls; top with fresh parsley and shaved parmesan cheese. Serve with the crostini.

Nutrition Facts

1027 calories; protein 61.5g 123% DV; carbohydrates 77.1g 25% DV; fat 46.6g 72% DV; cholesterol 157.8mg 53% DV; sodium 1873.8mg 75% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2014
This is so easy to put together and produces a restaurant quality entry. If clams are unavailable mussels would be equally good. I did make two minor changes substituting red wine for white and I gave the garlic bread a pass and made rolls that would absorb some of the wonderful sauce. Thanks for a very tasty dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2014
This is so easy to put together and produces a restaurant quality entry. If clams are unavailable mussels would be equally good. I did make two minor changes substituting red wine for white and I gave the garlic bread a pass and made rolls that would absorb some of the wonderful sauce. Thanks for a very tasty dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2015
Wow!! This recipe was spot on. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2014
I'm generally one who makes modifications to a recipe from the get go. However besides some inaccurate measurements I did this one as is and WOW! Our guests loved it the flavors melded perfectly and despite my inclination to omit the fennel seeds I put them anyway and they added to the taste rather than over powering the dish as I had expected. Note: the recipe doesn't specify if the sausage is smoked or raw cased. I went with the smoked and it was excellent. Also served over pasta rather than with costinis and did garlic bread on the side. Read More
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