Manhattan Clam Linguine

Minced clams and linguine are tossed with a creamy herb sauce for a dish sure to make a big wave at dinner.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 38 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

3
quarts water
1
teaspoon salt
2
cans (6 1/2 ounces each) minced clams, drained and liquid 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 Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 Heat water, salt and reserved clam liquid to boiling in 4-quart Dutch oven. 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 Heat remaining 2 tablespoons butter in 2-quart saucepan. 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 clam sauce over linguine; add cheese. Toss until evenly coated.

Expert Tips

Crunchy breadsticks and a tossed romaine salad would easily complement this creamy clam dish.

Want to skip the white wine? Use apple juice or chicken broth instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
575
(
Calories from Fat
235 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26 g
26 %
(Saturated Fat
15 g,
15 %
),
Cholesterol
130 mg
130 %;
Sodium
670 mg
670 %;
Total Carbohydrate
52 g
52 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
35 g
35 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
28%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
22%;
Iron
100%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.