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Linguine with clams
Linguine with Clams in a white sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This classic Italian dish can be on your dinner table in less time than it takes to pick up takeout.  The only problem is it will be better than your favorite Italian restaurant!  Sorry guys.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 971 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 1 lb of good quality Linguine (De Cecco Del Verde, or Barilla)
  • 1 bag Farm Raised Little Neck Clams (bag of 50 or at least 15 clams per person)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic sliced
  • 1 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil chopped
  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • Sprinkle of grated Romano Cheese
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • splash of white wine optional
  1. place large stock pot on stove to cook pasta per directions on the box (aldente is always best)
  2. Finely chop parsley and basil
  3. Chop garlic
  4. Rinse clams in cold water checking to make sure they are all closed, or that they will close when tapped. If they are open they are dead..do not use them!
  5. As soon as the pasta water is ready add the pasta and set your timer per instructions.
  6. Place a large saute pan on the stove and add the olive oil and garlic.
  7. Briefly sautee the garlic then add the clams, basil and crushed red pepper, and splash of white wine to the pan and cover with a lid allowing the clams to steam open.
  8. If you have timed this correctly the clams will open with about two minutes to spare on the pasta, turn off the heat on the clams and keep covered until serving.
  9. Drain pasta, place in bowl and divide clams and sauce between them
  10. sprinkle fresh chopped parsley on top of the clams and serve with grated romano cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Linguine with Clams in a white sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 971 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 505mg14%
Carbohydrates 170g57%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.