Clams and Linguini

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Staying with my parents has made me want to eat all of my favorite childhood foods. Things that I love when my mom makes, but really never feel the need to make myself – like clams and linguini – which we’ve always, always referred to as clams and spaghetti even though we’ve never, ever made it with spaghetti. I guess it’s just one of those weird things.

No matter what we call it, I’ve been eating this meal since I was a kid – even if I didn’t always eat the clams. It’s one of my dad’s favorites, and my family has it on a very regular basis.

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Clams and linguini is just possibly the easiest and quickest pasta dish you can make. In about 20 minutes, you can have a delicious pasta dish on the table. Plus it’s just fancy enough to make a regular weeknight meal feel special.


Clams and Linguini

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 16-ounce package linguini
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3 6.5-ounce cans chopped or minced clams in juice
  • 1 8-ounce bottle clam juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • Grated pecorino or parmesan cheese (optional for serving)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a small sauce pan, heat olive oil to medium heat.
  3. Sauté garlic, crushed red peppers, and basil in the olive oil until fragrant.
  4. Add clams in their juice and clam juice.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer until pasta is ready.
  6. When pasta is cooked, toss with clams and sauce.
  7. Serve with grated pecorino or parmesan cheese.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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