Old-fashioned Linguine with White Clam Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is easy and takes less than 20 minutes. It's one of my weekend favorites and has been a family tradition for years.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 5 qt pot, heat water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt butter and olive oil in pan.
  3. Sautee onion and garlic, and add crushed red pepper flakes.
  4. Add lemon juice, oregano, basil, and Old Bay seasoning, stir for one minute Add clams with juice.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Drain pasta and place in large bowl.
  7. Cover pasta with clam sauce, stir well and top with parsley and parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve with warm crusty bread and chilled white wine.
Most Helpful

I made this for a special romantic dinner for me and my husband. Very delicious and surprisingly easy to make. The pepper flakes were an added twist. We both thought we were dining in a classy restaurant. Thanks Maine-iac.

bella214 November 04, 2002

This was excellent! Pasta with clam sauce is a treat I seldom get to enjoy, as my family doesn't much like clams. I divvied the recipe by 3 and had a generous solo dinner with this -- something I will definitely repeat next time I'm dining by my lonesome. This was very easy to prepare, used ingredients I had on hand, and was ready in minutes. The only alteration I made was to omit the onion (my onion looked way past its prime so I left it out); I also used fresh basil and parsley, rather than dried, since I have fresh herbs growing right now. Thanks for the recipe; it's a keeper!

Lennie July 07, 2002

i made this tonight and it was awsome the best i have ever had in 70 years i made the white clam sauce 8 hrs ahead so the spices could meld
wayland 3/8/11

whsheafe March 08, 2011