Linguini with White Clam Sauce


This clam sauce is very creamy and there is no butter in it. I get requests for this all the time.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, drained with juice reserved

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 2 tablespoons white wine

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, then the reserved clam juice. Gradually blend in the milk. Stir in wine and parsley. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Mix in the clams. Spoon over cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

744 Calories
20g Fat
98g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 744
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 294mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 98g 36%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 227mg 17%
Iron 30mg 164%
Potassium 987mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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