Amazing White Clam Sauce

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I got this recipe from an old boyfriend, and have modified it over the years. My husband and I have this at least every two weeks with a big loaf of garlic bread. It's very easy, but very delicious and filling.

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 1 ¾ cups half-and-half cream

  • 3 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, drained with juice reserved

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping

  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried linguine pasta

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and red pepper flakes, and cook stirring constantly until onion is tender. Add garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes, just until fragrant. Pour in the reserved clam juice, and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.

  2. Gradually stir the half-and-half cream into the skillet, and simmer for another 20 minutes, but do not boil. At this time, I like to prepare my linguine and garlic bread.

  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente.

  4. Add clams to the sauce, and cook just until clams are heated through, or they will become tough and chewy. Remove from heat, and serve over linguine pasta. Top with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

825 Calories
45g Fat
58g Carbs
49g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 825
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 57%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 35mg 176%
Calcium 322mg 25%
Iron 41mg 227%
Potassium 1200mg 26%

* 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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