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Pasta with White Clam Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD:5 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 379 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 874mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 fat, 1 lean meat.

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annrms User ID: 2649709 227368
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"Delicious recipe! I added a touch more garlic and used frozen chopped clams because I had them to use up. Loved the oregano. I would double the sauce recipe, though if I wanted to serve five."

rambo1cat User ID: 3032108 132419
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"My husband request this dish frequently."

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