Linguine with Clams in Saffron Alfredo Sauce

Linguine with Clams in Saffron Alfredo Sauce

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"Delicate strands of saffron are paired with a creamy Alfredo sauce for an upscale entree that is sure to please."
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25 m servings 1152 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 1152 kcal
  • 58%
  • Fat:
  • 43.6 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs:
  • 94.2g
  • 30%
  • Protein:
  • 66.9 g
  • 134%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 292 mg
  • 97%
  • Sodium:
  • 869 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Steam clams with wine and garlic in covered, medium saucepan over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until clams open. Drain clams, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  2. Heat sauce, reserved cooking liquid and saffron in small saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir until blended and saffron imparts a yellow color to sauce.
  3. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  4. Top pasta with sauce and clams. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.


  • *Saffron strands can be found in the spice section of major grocery and specialty stores.
  • Tip: If fresh clams are hard to find, substitute 1 can (6.5 ounces) chopped clams, drained. Simmer Alfredo sauce, 1/2 cup wine, clams, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic and saffron strands for 10 minutes, then follow the instructions above.


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Delicious! The saffron, wine & clam juices were a heady addition to a homemade Alfredo sauce. I used penne instead of linguine ~ I wanted a pasta shape which would grab the wonderful sauce.

There were no fresh clams at the store so I used the canned ones; I will have to try to get fresh clams next time. As I made it, it was a little bland. It was okay though.

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