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Linguine with Garlic Clam Sauce

I've tried other clam linguine recipes over the years, but this is our favorite. I usually keep the ingredients on hand.—Perlene Hoekema, Lynden, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) linguine
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) minced clams
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook garlic in butter and oil until fragrant. Stir in flour until blended. Drain clams, reserving juice; set clams aside.
  • Gradually stir juice into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add the clams, cheese and parsley. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Drain linguine; serve with clam sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 584 calories, 38g fat (16g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

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