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Clams and Linguine

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: clams, dinner, healthy, Italian, low fat, seafood, white wine sauce
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 620kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 24 Little Neck Clam
  • 1 lb. Linguine
  • 1.5 tbsp Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • .5 Cup Water
  • .75 Cup Pasta Water
  • .75 Cup White Wine
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Parsley Finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • .5 Cup Parmesan


  • Place large pot of water over high heat. Bring to a boil.
  • Add oil to a heavy bottom pan, such as a dutch oven, and bring up to medium heat.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add white wine and water. Let simmer for a couple minutes.
  • Add linguine to the boiling water and cook according to package, usually 10 minutes.
  • While the pasta cooks, add clams to the dutch oven, cover and cook for 7 to 9 minutes.
  • Remove lid, discard any clams that have not opened, because they dead. This part is optional, but I like to remove the clams to a separate bowl, so it's easier to mix the pasta into the sauce. You don't have to, but it helps keep the clams in their shells.
  • With tongs, grab the pasta from the water and add to the dutch oven, along with the 1/2 cup of pasta water. Mix to combine well. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add the clams back to the pasta along with the butter, parley and parmesan. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve family style in a large bowl, or portion it out. Serve with a little extra parm and parsley.


For cleaning the clams, you want to really scrub the shell since they're going into the dish. I scrub them with a sponge and even a very small amount of mild soap in order to make sure 100%. 
Also, do not use any clams that are open!


Calories: 620kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 922mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 2mg