Pasta with White Clam Sauce Recipe

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Garlic and oregano enhance the seafood flavor of this delicious main dish. "An Italian friend of my mom's passed on the recipe to her, and I began preparing it when I was 14," writes Kelli Soike of Tallahassee, Florida. "For convenience, it can be made in advance...and leftovers are just as good."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (2 ounces) anchovies, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) minced clams, undrained
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 379 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 874 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 fat, 1 lean meat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. In a saucepan, saute garlic and anchovies in oil for 3 minutes, breaking up anchovies. Stir in the clam juice, clams, water, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half. Drain pasta; toss with clam sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Pasta With White Clam Sauce in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p45

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 379 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 874 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 fat, 1 lean meat.

This recipe pairs well with a light white wine.

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

My husband request this dish frequently.

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