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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


  • 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


  • 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; simmer 2-3 minutes longer or until heated through. Add bacon. Drain fettuccine; stir into sauce. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 674 calories, 37g fat (21g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 491mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 39g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

"Absolutely delicious, thanks for this great recipe. Now going to pin it on Pinterest."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"My husband made this and it turned out fantastic! Followed the recipe exactly no need to change it at all."

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