Spicy Fresh Seafood Cioppino

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.


8 servings (3 quarts)

Updated: Jul. 18, 2023
Using prepared pasta sauce makes this hearty and hot one-pot dinner a cinch. —Doris Mancini, Port Orchard, Washington
Spicy Fresh Seafood Cioppino Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice
  • 1 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 pound fresh littleneck clams
  • 1 pound fresh mussels, scrubbed and beards removed
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound bay scallops
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute garlic in oil until tender. Add the pasta sauce, clam juice, wine, water and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the clams, mussels and shrimp. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in scallops and spinach; cook 5 to 7 minutes longer or until clams and mussels open, shrimp turn pink and scallops are opaque. Discard any unopened clams or mussels.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 259 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 1057mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.