Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Authentic tasting "white" clam sauce. Easy to prepare, yet delicious enough for company. I prefer to use White zinfandel wine, but any white wine will work fine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook linguine to al dente, according to package directions.
  2. While linguine is cooking, in large skillet, add olive oil and diced onions, cook on med heat until translucent (about 5 min.).
  3. Add garlic, basil, Italian seasoning, parsley, and salt and pepper. cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Open cans of clams, drain, reserving liquid. Set clams aside.
  5. Add clam juice and wine to skillet. Bring to boil, and cook for 3-5 minutes, allowing liquid to cook down a bit. Add clams back in until heated.
  6. Add butter and cheese, and cook 2 minute more.
  7. Drain linguine, then add to pan with clam sauce and mix. Serve immediately, garnishing with additional chopped parsley and cheese.
Most Helpful

Loved this, I've made quite a few linguine and clam sauces, but this one topped them all. Yummy. Thanks :)

dglevinsky February 20, 2009

This was really great! I've looked for a good recipe (and experimented a lot) for a good white clam sauce . Did do some adjustments for 2 people (not a lot, since our favorite lunch is leftover dinner. Thanks Chef Luvfood!

normakuisle February 15, 2009

Absolutely stunning! Made as directed, except converted to 1/3 recipe for DH and I, and used fettucine noodles as I possess a ton of these. Wonderful! Thanks, Chef Luvfood! Made for My 3 Chefs.

mersaydees November 29, 2008