Spaghetti and Clams Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spaghetti and Clams Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Spaghetti and Clams

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"A simple, tasty, and relatively light pasta dish that can be whipped up in no time for a delicious weeknight meal or even for company. Goes great with a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, green salad, and good crusty bread!"

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Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add clams, stirring frequently for 3 minutes, or until clams are lightly browned. Stir in parsley, olive oil, and reserved clam juice mixed with enough water to equal 2 cups liquid.
  3. Increase heat and bring to a low boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over pasta with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins
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Reviews More Reviews

Sep 25, 2007

I would say this recipe is a keeper, however, I had to modify for what I had on hand, then still, I tweaked it a bit. First, I only used one 6.5 oz can of minced clams, but I chopped up about 3/4 cup mushrooms and added that for more "meatiness". I didn't have any white wine on hand (shame!), so I used the clam juice and chicken broth with a twist of fresh lemon juice and a splash of half-and-half to give the sauce some body. I also wanted a thicker sauce, so I thickened it with 2 tsp corn starch and 2 tsp cold half-and-half. The lemon gave it a great balance of acidity (replacing the wine). I also boiled my pasta in a broth/water combo for more flavor. Overall a very quick dish paired with a spinach salad! Perfect!

 
Apr 09, 2007

This one is excellent. Get out your clams and put away your heavy cream.

 
Apr 08, 2009

Delicious recipe and very easy. I couldn't find 8 oz chopped clams, only the 6 oz can. Used two of these, would probably double recipe next time.

 
Nov 18, 2009

I made this for my husband.It was like what we get in a restaraunt.Very tasty. I will be making it again and again.Only thing I didn't do was add parmesan cheese because we don't like it.Thankyou for the great recipe!

 
May 01, 2007

Absolutely Tastey. Easy and Fast to cook!I added some sliced fresh mushrooms. Thanks!

 
May 20, 2013

All I can say is this was wonderful, and so simple to prepare. I will always keep clams in the cupboard and use this as my go to meal in a crunch, Thanks for this recipe.

 
Nov 16, 2010

Awesome flavor!

 
Oct 08, 2010

Very good! I over did it w/the salt by salting the spaghetti water but I fixed it by rinsing it and adding a splash of milk, next time I will be more carefull, but good dish!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 558 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 126 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 42.2 g
  • 84%
  • Sodium
  • 540 mg
  • 22%

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

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