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Red Clam Sauce Over Pasta Recipe

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Laura Valdez of Arlington, Texas sends this sensational basil-seasoned clam sauce that will shake up supper time. It's a nice change from typical meat-based pasta sauces.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) chopped clams, drained
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked linguine

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without linguine) equals 115 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 739 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter and oil for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomato sauce, clams, parsley, basil and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with linguine. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Red Clam Sauce Over Pasta in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p46

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without linguine) equals 115 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 739 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"Excellent! I made this for a family dinner and there were no leftovers."

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"I use this recipe at least once a month. My husband and children love it! Since we like the taste and chewiness of the clams, the only change I make is to add 2 cans of clams to the recipe. It's really delicious :)"

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