Spanish Clams, Sausage and Linguine

Enjoy this delicious dinner made with clam, sausage and pasta that is ready in 40 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
lb bulk hot Italian sausage
3
medium onions, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes, undrained
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
1/2
cup dry red wine or clam juice
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cumin
1
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
1/2
cup small pimiento-stuffed olives, coarsely chopped
24
littleneck clams (about 2 lb), scrubbed*
12
oz uncooked linguine
Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese, if desired

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook sausage, onions, carrots and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients except clams, linguine and cheese. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover and simmer 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook and drain linguine as directed on package; keep warm.
  • 3 Add clams to sausage mixture. Cover and cook over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until clams open. Discard any unopened clams. Serve clam sauce over linguine. Serve with cheese.

Expert Tips

Romano cheese, made from sheep’s milk, has a sharper flavor than Parmesan, which is made from cow’s milk. Both are terrific toppers for this dish, but Romano will give you a bit more flavor.

3 cans (10 oz each) whole clams, drained, can be substituted for the fresh clams.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
870mg
870%;
Total Carbohydrate
65g
65%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
50%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 4 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.