Brent's Favorite Clam Linguine

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This used to be my husband's favorite thing to order when we went out for Italian, until I realized I could make it at home in 15 minutes for a quarter of the price. The recipe as written serves two, but I've doubled and tripled it very easily. The whole wheat pasta is just a personal preference, and in the summer I love to use fresh basil and oregano. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add onion and garlic and saute about 5 minutes.
  4. Add seasonings and saute 1 more minute.
  5. Add lemon juice, clams with their liquid, and wine.
  6. Simmer 5 minutes.
  7. Toss pasta with with clam sauce mixture.
  8. Garnish with Parmesan and parsley.
Most Helpful

My husband absolutely loved this recipe! In fact, judging by his comments, I'd say it's his favorite new recipe that I've made in awhile. I thought it had great flavor but mine came out way too salty because I used cooking wine (which already has salt in it); entirely my fault! If I use cooking wine again next time, I'll omit the extra salt. I can see this becoming a regular at our house. It's quick, easy, and delish. Would be a nice dinner for company, too.

Robyn's Cookin' August 31, 2011

This is a fantastic recipe! I was worried the clam taste would be overpowering but it wasn't at all! Very easy to make also. The only changes I made was to use two 6 oz. Cans of chopped clams and added extra lemon juice, other than that nothing. Thank you!

Lindseypinch December 04, 2010

Made this last night for dinner. The only change I made was I only used half of the red pepper flakes. We really enjoyed this! I would also agree that the Old Bay really adds to the flavor of the dish. A quick and easy meal for a work night, will be making this again and again. Thanks Victoria.

Susang February 18, 2010