Pesto Clams and Shrimp Linguine Recipe

Pesto Clams and Shrimp Linguine Recipe

How To Make Pesto Clams and Shrimp Linguine

Loaded with shrimp and clams, this linguine recipe is every seafood lover’s dream! Enjoy a savory pasta dish that’s made in less than 30 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 16ozBarilla® Linguine,(1 box)
  • 6.3ozBarilla® Traditional Basil Pesto,(1 jar)
  • 4tbspbutter,divided
  • 1small shallot,minced
  • ¼cupred bell pepper,minced
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • 1cupwhite wine
  • 6.5ozclams,(1 can), drained with juice reserved, chopped
  • ¾cupchicken broth
  • 16ozclams in shell,(1 package), scrubbed
  • 1lbmedium shrimp,peeled, deveined, uncooked
  • ¼cupfresh basil leaves,plus more for garnish, chopped
  • 2tbspparmesan cheese,shaved


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the linguine at a boil for about 11 minutes until tender yet firm to the bite, then drain.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and bell pepper.

  3. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until softened; stir in garlic. Add the white wine and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  4. Stir in the canned clams, ½ of the reserved clam juice, and chicken broth. Arrange the fresh clams on the sauce. Bring to a low simmer, then reduce heat to low.

  5. Cover and cook for 5 to 6 minutes until the clam shells open. Discard the clams that do not open.

  6. Stir in the basil pesto and shrimp. Heat through for 2 to 3 minutes until the shrimp are bright pink and opaque. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and chopped basil.

  7. Distribute the linguine among serving bowls, then spoon the clams, shrimp, and sauce over the pasta.

  8. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese and fresh basil, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 493.10kcal
  • Fat: 15.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.50g
  • Trans Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.73g
  • Fiber: 2.49g
  • Sugar: 2.78g
  • Protein: 29.69g
  • Cholesterol: 114.64mg
  • Sodium: 1094.24mg
  • Calcium: 149.62mg
  • Potassium: 310.28mg
  • Iron: 2.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 165.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.99mg
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