clam pasta

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Easy spaghetti with Clams – The easiest, budget-friendly pasta you will ever make, and it’ll be on your dinner table in just 15 min.

Serve this easy pasta recipe with garlic parmesan chicken and twice baked potato casserole for the perfect meal!

How to make clam pasta!

How to make clam pasta!
It’s very easy to cook clams, first you need to soak the clams in cold water, clean and scrub the hard shells with a brush.

To cook the clams, just add to the skillet. The shells are open when they are cooked, releasing the juicy flavors inside the clams into the sauce.

add the spaghetti. Cook over medium-low heat until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; garnish with parsley.

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clam pasta

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Easy spaghetti with Clams - The easiest, budget-friendly pasta you will ever make, and it'll be on your dinner table in just 15 min.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clam pasta recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 530kcal
Author: Luda huang


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  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or more, as needed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds clams cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic , and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in vegetable broth; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in clams. Cover, with a tight-fitting lid, and cook until the clams have opened, about 5-8 minutes. Discard any unopened clams.
  • Stir in pasta and additional vegetable broth, as needed.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.


Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 596IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg

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