Herbed Clam Linguine

Herb gardeners will enjoy using fresh herbs to complement this dish of pasta and creamy clam sauce.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

3
quarts water
1
teaspoon salt
2
cans (6 1/2 ounces each) minced clams, drained and liquor reserved
1
package (8 ounces) linguine or spaghetti
1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
3/4
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
3
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/4
cup dry white wine or clam juice
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 Heat water, salt and reserved clam liquor to boiling in 4-quart Dutch oven. Gradually add linguine. Boil uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until tender; drain. Return to Dutch oven; toss with 2 tablespoons of the butter.
  • 2 Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in 2-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in parsley, basil, thyme, pepper, garlic and clams. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until clams are heated through. Stir in whipping cream and wine; heat through, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Pour sauce over linguine. Add Parmesan cheese; toss until evenly coated.

Expert Tips

This recipe goes together in a flash when you use dried herbs and 1 tablespoon purchased minced garlic instead of the fresh.

Chopping fresh herbs is a lot easier when you place them in a small bowl and use a scissors to “snip” them into small pieces.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
215 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24 g
24 %
(Saturated Fat
10 g,
10 %
),
Cholesterol
65 mg
65 %;
Sodium
530 mg
530 %;
Total Carbohydrate
50 g
50 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
21 g
21 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
28%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
16%;
Iron
76%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.