A simple, tasty, and relatively light pasta dish that can be whipped up in no time for a delicious weeknight meal or even for company. Goes great with a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, green salad, and good crusty bread!

Cindy

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 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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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add clams, stirring frequently for 3 minutes, or until clams are lightly browned. Stir in parsley, olive oil, and reserved clam juice mixed with enough water to equal 2 cups liquid.

  • Increase heat and bring to a low boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over pasta with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

558 calories; protein 42.2g 85% DV; carbohydrates 34.2g 11% DV; fat 27.5g 42% DV; cholesterol 126.1mg 42% DV; sodium 539.9mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2007
I would say this recipe is a keeper however I had to modify for what I had on hand then still I tweaked it a bit. First I only used one 6.5 oz can of minced clams but I chopped up about 3/4 cup mushrooms and added that for more "meatiness". I didn't have any white wine on hand (shame!) so I used the clam juice and chicken broth with a twist of fresh lemon juice and a splash of half-and-half to give the sauce some body. I also wanted a thicker sauce so I thickened it with 2 tsp corn starch and 2 tsp cold half-and-half. The lemon gave it a great balance of acidity (replacing the wine). I also boiled my pasta in a broth/water combo for more flavor. Overall a very quick dish paired with a spinach salad! Perfect! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2007
I would say this recipe is a keeper however I had to modify for what I had on hand then still I tweaked it a bit. First I only used one 6.5 oz can of minced clams but I chopped up about 3/4 cup mushrooms and added that for more "meatiness". I didn't have any white wine on hand (shame!) so I used the clam juice and chicken broth with a twist of fresh lemon juice and a splash of half-and-half to give the sauce some body. I also wanted a thicker sauce so I thickened it with 2 tsp corn starch and 2 tsp cold half-and-half. The lemon gave it a great balance of acidity (replacing the wine). I also boiled my pasta in a broth/water combo for more flavor. Overall a very quick dish paired with a spinach salad! Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
This one is excellent. Get out your clams and put away your heavy cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2009
Delicious recipe and very easy. I couldn't find 8 oz chopped clams only the 6 oz can. Used two of these would probably double recipe next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2007
Absolutely Tastey. Easy and Fast to cook!I added some sliced fresh mushrooms. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2014
My husband liked it - I thought the sauce was too running - next time will gradually add the liquid Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
I made this for my husband.It was like what we get in a restaraunt.Very tasty. I will be making it again and again.Only thing I didn't do was add parmesan cheese because we don't like it.Thankyou for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2005
This was a very quick and easy recipe to prepare and the taste was excellent. I've made other recipes of this dish but the clam broth made it lighter than a white sauce and healthier. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2005
Very nice dish Cindy. I added a splash of white wine to the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2005
Very easy to prepare and everyone in the family cleaned their plates...even my 5 year old! Read More
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