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Quick Clam Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Quick Clam Sauce

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"Makes a tasty sauce that's great over spaghetti or linguine. Be sure to have a big hunk of Italian bread ready to soak up every last drop!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. In a large saucepan, lightly brown garlic in olive oil. Stir in parsley, clams with juice, crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Simmer for 45 minutes. Serve over cooked pasta.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 05, 2003

This is a great clam sauce recipe. I had it with salad and home made bread. I used scallops last night because I didn't have the clams and a 8 oz bottle of clam juice and it was still good only a little more fish taste. Donnadeety

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2007

This recipe was just ok the first time I made it. I made it a second time with a few changes and it came out great. I used 1/3 cup olive oil, 3 cloves of garlic instead of 2. Two finely chopped green onions. I used the juice from 1 can of clams and discarded the juice from the other. I added 1 cup of white wine and and a few dashes of red pepper flakes. Let the sauce simmer for about ten minutes so it can thicken a bit (from the added wine. DO NOT cook it for 45 minutes. The family loved it!


9 Ratings

Jul 01, 2004

Good and quick and easy. I added some basil and it turned out excellent!

Oct 16, 2006

simmer the clams 45 minutes?? that can't be right, maybe 4 to 5 minutes?

Mar 03, 2010

So simple you cant mess it up, tastes wonderful. I was wondering what to do with the can of minced clams I had in the cupboard. Used fresh tomatoes and dried parsley bc its what I had. Yummy.

Jan 11, 2010

So good and so easy.

Jul 07, 2007

Good recipe. It's not something to rock your world(or get you tons of compliments) but it's good and quick for a night when you have no idea what to make. I usually have the ingredients on hand so I may make it again. --- By the way the prior reviewer is right. No way do you want to cook clams for 45 minutes unless you want little chunks of rubber in your sauce.

Jun 08, 2012

This was ok, a little bland and too thin.


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  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 27.5 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 402 mg
  • 16%

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

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