Linguine Pasta with Clams Recipe

Linguine Pasta with Clams Recipe

How To Make Linguine Pasta with Clams

Tender clams tossed with linguine and a robust white wine sauce makes this luscious linguine pasta a delightfully filling dinner meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • kosher salt
  • 1lblinguine
  • 6tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • ½cupshallots,finely chopped
  • 6garlic cloves,coarsely chopped
  • 1cupdry white wine
  • ½tspred pepper flakes
  • 2lbsLittleneck clams,(40 to 45 clams), scrubbed
  • 1cupfresh flat-leaf parsley,finely chopped
  • 3tbspunsalted butter
  • 1tsplemon zest,plus more to taste
  • 1tbsplemon juice,plus more to taste


  1. In large pot over high heat, bring 4 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt to a boil. Add the linguine and cook according to the package directions until just shy of al dente.

  2. In a very large sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil until hot but not smoking. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds, until just golden.

  3. Add the wine, red pepper flakes, ¾ teaspoon of kosher salt, clams, and ¼ cup of the parsley; bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for 6 to 8 minutes, until the clams open. Discard any unopened clams.

  4. Reserving ½ cup of the cooking water, drain the linguine in a colander without rinsing.

  5. Add the pasta to the sauté pan with the clams. Increase the heat to medium and cook the linguini with the clams, tossing occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes, until the pasta absorbs most of the sauce and is just tender.

  6. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of parsley; toss to coat. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt, lemon zest and/or lemon juice, if necessary.

  7. Transfer to a serving dish or bowls and serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 632.27kcal
  • Fat: 21.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.26g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 67.28g
  • Fiber: 3.48g
  • Sugar: 3.74g
  • Protein: 32.99g
  • Cholesterol: 60.62mg
  • Sodium: 924.16mg
  • Calcium: 107.23mg
  • Potassium: 386.79mg
  • Iron: 4.47mg
  • Vitamin A: 227.65µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.89mg
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