Pasta with Clam Sauce Recipe -
Pasta with Clam Sauce Recipe
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Pasta with Clam Sauce

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook mushrooms and bell pepper in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Steam broccoli in colander over pasta water, or in steamer, until bright green, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Toss cooked pasta with 1/4 cup butter, Parmesan, oregano, parsley, garlic powder and black pepper. Cover and set aside to keep warm.
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/2 cup butter. Dump in flour all at once and whisk until smooth. Whisk in cream and chicken broth a little at a time and cook until mixture thickens. Stir in clams and reserved broccoli, mushrooms and bell pepper. Heat through and toss with pasta. Serve at once.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 14, 2008

Very good base recipe. I did make a few changes. I couldn't see using chicken broth when I had clam juice just sitting there. Tossed that in and added a little white wine.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2011

Good, but bland. I hate having to put salt and pepper on a dish and that's what I had to do. This dish needs some more seasoning. And their is no point in spending money on clams when you can't taste them.


22 Ratings

Mar 05, 2003

I have been searching for an excellent creamy clam sauce to rival those in restaurants for years. This is it! In my house we call it heart-attack pasta, but it is worth it!

Apr 01, 2011

It was easy and I didn't take that long as stated on the recipe. You can save some steps and it still very good!

Dec 26, 2008

I am NOT a fan of seafood, and I thought this was excellent!! It did not have that "fishy" taste that I don't like. Used 2 cans of chopped clams and one can of baby clams. Skipped the broccoli, and sauteed several cloves of garlic with the mushrooms and red bell pepper I used linguine, but I didn't add butter, and I added the herbs and cheese to the sauce after adding the broth and cream. I used half-and-half. Easy to prepare and very filling. Highly recommended.

Mar 27, 2007

Great recipe. Very decadent. Tastes best day one, not as leftovers.

Jan 27, 2011

Very good recipe! I didn't have heavy cream so I used plain yogurt instead. Turned out wonderful. My kids loved it!

May 22, 2013

I liked it - others did not. I subbed 1/2 and 1/2 for cream and subbed cut up chicken breasts for the clams. I know, I know, not really the recipe, but thought chicken would work better. I definitely will try it next time with the clams!


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  • Calories
  • 938 kcal
  • 47%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.8 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 224 mg
  • 75%
  • Fat
  • 60.6 g
  • 93%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 32 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 358 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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