Clams Carbonara Recipe

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Ryan Rhodes Modified: March 23, 2022
Clams Carbonara Recipe

How To Make Clams Carbonara

Our carbonara recipe comes with a fishy twist! Try this Italian classic made with savory, briny clams for extra flavor for your next party.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 13 minutes



  • ¼cupextra virgin olive oil
  • 4ozpancettaminced
  • 2 ½lblittleneck clamcleaned
  • cupdry white winesuch as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2tspblack pepperfreshly ground
  • 7ozparmesan cheesegrated, plus more for serving
  • 3egg yolkslarge
  • 1egglarge
  • 1lblinguinecooked al dente and kept warm
  • flat leaf parsleychopped, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, for about 3 minutes.

  3. Stir in the clams, wine, and pepper, then increase the heat to high.

  4. Cover and cook, shaking the pan occasionally until the clams open for 6 to 10 minutes. Discard any clams that have not opened after.

  5. Use tongs to transfer the clams to a medium bowl and set aside.

  6. Scrape the contents of the pan into a large bowl.

  7. Whisk in the parmesan, egg yolks, and egg into the pan until smooth.

  8. Add the warm linguine to the parmesan cheese mixture, quickly tossing to coat evenly.

  9. Stir half of the clams into the pasta.

  10. Transfer the pasta to a large serving dish and top with the remaining clams.

  11. Sprinkle with more parmesan cheese and parsley to top.

  12. Serve hot, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 3281.36kcal
  • Fat: 249.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 44.23g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 168.63g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 27.01g
  • Carbohydrates: 111.02g
  • Fiber: 4.36g
  • Sugar: 6.17g
  • Protein: 106.24g
  • Cholesterol: 338.10mg
  • Sodium: 3645.97mg
  • Calcium: 853.77mg
  • Potassium: 839.53mg
  • Iron: 12.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 617.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.88mg
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