A very quick and easy crowd pleaser! Spaghetti tossed with clams, garlic, parsley, and Parmesan. The kids will love it, adults too! I like to serve with a crisp white wine, a tossed green salad, and garlic bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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 spaghetti, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the garlic 1 minute, until tender. Mix in the clams and juice. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup.

  • In a large bowl, toss the spaghetti with the sauteed clams, chopped parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Garnish with parsley sprigs to serve.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 21.4g; carbohydrates 44.5g; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 35.3mg; sodium 147.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2007
Excellent dish; this has been passed down for generations in my family. The secret to this recipe is adding your own personal flavor! Some of my favorite additions are (not all at once): Red Wine (makes it a bit more moist and adds unbelievable flavor) several small cherry tomatoes & White Wine. I also like to saute the sauce as instructed but then add the noodles to the skillet and toss while still heating. This seems to infuse the flavor into the noodles well. Mangia! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2008
I'm giving this 3 stars because it's pretty basic (but still tasty). I do realize that is the whole point really. But I agree with others I think it could use a bit more garlic (even though I did add more at the suggestion of others here). Maybe 3 big cloves? I also added a splash of white wine. I also think I might add some cracked pepper next time. Thanks so much for a great change!! I would like to add that my 7-year old daughter thought it was a 5-star recipe! Read More
(10)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2007
Excellent dish; this has been passed down for generations in my family. The secret to this recipe is adding your own personal flavor! Some of my favorite additions are (not all at once): Red Wine (makes it a bit more moist and adds unbelievable flavor) several small cherry tomatoes & White Wine. I also like to saute the sauce as instructed but then add the noodles to the skillet and toss while still heating. This seems to infuse the flavor into the noodles well. Mangia! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2009
This was fantastic but we made it with modifications: added 4 TB butter with the olive oil increased the garlic to 6 cloves added 1/2 of white wine added a dash of italian seasoning and red pepper flakes and used angel hair instead of spaghetti. It tasted like a restaurant will make again and again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2008
I'm giving this 3 stars because it's pretty basic (but still tasty). I do realize that is the whole point really. But I agree with others I think it could use a bit more garlic (even though I did add more at the suggestion of others here). Maybe 3 big cloves? I also added a splash of white wine. I also think I might add some cracked pepper next time. Thanks so much for a great change!! I would like to add that my 7-year old daughter thought it was a 5-star recipe! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
Awesome. I made the following changes. Used one TB of olive oil and one TB of unsalted butter. I dissolved a couple of anchovies in the oil before I added the clams. I also used a TON of garlic. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2006
This was very bland to me and to everyone who tried it..I made some light alfredo sauce and stirred it in and then it tasted wonderful:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2009
Wow so quick and simple to make! I added some red pepper flakes for a little extra bite. Also I added bacon and deglazed it with red wine. My boyfriend absolutely loved this dish and always asks me to make it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2007
I had company for supper and everyone liked it. Only change I'd make is to add more clams and more garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
This was very easy to make and my husband loved it. I don't like clams so I have to take his word for it. I did add extra garlic as suggested by others but I also added some fresh spinach and some steamed asparagus to it as well. I cooked the spinach and asparagus in with the clam juice so everything had flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2005
This was delicious!! It did not taste fishy at all (I'm not a fan of seafood). I halved the recipe and made the recipe exactly as written however I added 2 tablespoons of white wine with the olive oil. When serving this dish to young children just don't mention the it has clams in it wink. Thank You Kitty 'o' for the recipe!! Read More
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