This is one of my favorite meals. This goes great with a salad and some garlic bread.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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 and set aside.

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  • Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add onions, mushrooms, and garlic, and saute until tender. Pour in wine and simmer for 10 minutes, reducing heat if necessary.

  • Stir in clams, reserved clam juice, sour cream, pepper, and parsley, and simmer another 20 minutes. Toss with linguine, and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

322.9 calories; 21.1 g protein; 32.2 g carbohydrates; 62.6 mg cholesterol; 75.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2010
This is good! For anyone worried about overcooking the clams, pfft. Canned clams are cooked and brined to the point that it would take an act of God to change their texture - it really doesn't matter when you add them. If you are expecting a "sauce" you won't get it. This recipe is more like a flavor coating for the pasta, clams and mushrooms. I was worried it would be too salty, but I actually ended up having to add salt after tossing the pasta. I also added some nutmeg, which was nice. For reheating, you may want to add a little olive oil for "cling". The guys LOVED this; I liked it. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/18/2006
I haven't made this but reading the recipe, I can't imagine cooking canned clams for 20 minutes, they would be rubber by then. They should just need to be briefly heated to warm them. Read More
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89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2010
This is good! For anyone worried about overcooking the clams, pfft. Canned clams are cooked and brined to the point that it would take an act of God to change their texture - it really doesn't matter when you add them. If you are expecting a "sauce" you won't get it. This recipe is more like a flavor coating for the pasta, clams and mushrooms. I was worried it would be too salty, but I actually ended up having to add salt after tossing the pasta. I also added some nutmeg, which was nice. For reheating, you may want to add a little olive oil for "cling". The guys LOVED this; I liked it. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/18/2006
I haven't made this but reading the recipe, I can't imagine cooking canned clams for 20 minutes, they would be rubber by then. They should just need to be briefly heated to warm them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
Fabulous! I never made a clam sauce w/sour cream before but it really added to the flavor. My kids LOVED it...and the are finicky eaters! Easy. And, regarding the reader who claimed she didn't even make the recipe but gave it a bad rating...shame on you. Don't rate something until you've tried it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2005
The sauce is a little thin for my taste so I add a little heavy cream plus a few strips of bacon to give it more flavor. My husband loves this dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2006
This was a very good recipe, simple to make and quick. I love mushrooms so that was a nice touch. When I saw the sour cream on the list of ingrediants I thought that was weird but tried it anyway and it just thickened up the sauce and made it even yummier. Recipe is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2011
A reviewer states that the clams will become rubbery if cooked for 20 minutes - if they were fresh clams, this would be true but canned clams are not going to get rubbery from cooking. As a matter of fact because they are already cooked, brined and canned, they will become less rubbery as they absorb more liquid during the cooking process. One reviewer who as acutally made the recipe states this as well. This is a GOOD recipe! I didn't add mushrooms or fresh parsley (used 1 tsp of dried) and it was FABULoUs!! I also added a bit of kosher salt (1/4 tsp) to the clam sauce as it was cooking and LOTS of salt to the pasta water. It was perfect! Don't expect an alfredo style "sauce" that you are going to sop up with bread - that's not what linguine and clams is! If you like REAL linguine and clams -try this recipe and don't be afraid to follow it as written. I will make this again and again - we loved it! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/09/2006
I minimized the recipe to 4 servings and it turned out terrible! There was no sauce. I won't be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2006
This is an excellent recipe. I really enjoyed this. I didn't add the sour cream and it still was fabulous. This is a definate keeper. I used baby portabellas and they tasted so good in this sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2005
It was bland... and then sauce just wasn't the clam sauce I was expecting. I actually felt sorry for my guests. Read More
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