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Fettuccine with Bacon-Clam Sauce Recipe

Fettuccine with Bacon-Clam Sauce Recipe

Clams, garlic, bacon and Parmesan cheese flavor this hearty pasta dish from Darlene Hicks. “It's been a favorite for years,” she writes from her home in Arcata, California. “A side salad and garlic bread complete the meal.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) chopped clams
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • 1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, drain clams, reserving 1/4 cup juice. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, garlic, parsley, oregano, pepper, clams and reserved juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Stir in the cream and Parmesan cheese; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until heated through. Add bacon. Drain fettuccine; stir into sauce. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 674 calories, 37 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 172 mg cholesterol, 491 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.