Spooky Spaghetti with Clams

Enjoy your meal with spaghetti and clams served with French bread – perfect for wonderful dinner.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2 1/2
lb fresh clams in shells
2
tablespoons white vinegar
8
oz uncooked spaghetti
3
tablespoons olive oil
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3/4
cup dry white wine or nonalcoholic white wine
5
plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
3
tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
French bread, if desired
  • 1 Discard any broken-shell or open (dead) clams. Place remaining clams in large container. Cover with water and white vinegar. Let stand 30 minutes; drain. Scrub clams in cold water. Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes; cook 1 minute. Add wine; heat to boiling. Add tomatoes and clams. Cover; cook 6 minutes or until clam shells have opened. Discard any clams that don’t open.
  • 3 Add cooked spaghetti to pan with clam mixture; toss. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with French bread.

Expert Tips

For best flavor, use fresh clams in the shell. For a quick meal, use canned clams from your pantry.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
396
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Sodium
57mg
57%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.