Spaghetti With Clam Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This scrumptious pasta is DH's creation and star dish. Thank you to Starrynews for putting this in her best of 2009 cookbook!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start water to boil for pasta.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat in a small or medium saucepan.
  3. Add garlic and saute until softened, a few minutes. Add mushrooms (if using), clams, and juice from one of the cans of clams. Turn heat to high.
  4. Add red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, oregano, wine, and lemon juice. Let simmer on high until at least three fourths of liquid has evaporated, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook pasta until it is al dente.
  6. Drain pasta. Add pasta back to empty pot (off heat) and coat with 1/2 tablespoon of oil.
  7. Take sauce off heat. Add black pepper to taste, and parsley.
  8. Immediately add half of the sauce to the pasta and toss.
  9. Plate pasta, top with other half of sauce, and serve.
Most Helpful

Great meal. I served with Basil Pesto bread and it was wonderful. Would be great for Christmas Eve.

adopt a greyhound November 30, 2010

WONDERFUL! I made this with a head of fresh picked garlic, extra cremini mushrooms, the juice from both cans of clams, vermouth, and added coarse salt. I thought I would want butter or cream in the sauce but it was FLAVOR FABULOUS as is. I also used a high fiber whole grain thin spaghetti. I think this is the best clam sauce I have ever tasted including from restaurants. Made for the ZWT4.

Engrossed June 30, 2008

Really good clam sauce recipe! I did use linguini instead of spaghetti and I also subbed in some fresh steamer clams for one of the cans of clams plus I also added a 10 oz can of baby clams. Really, can you have too many clams in clam sauce?? LOL. I used the red pepper flakes which I thought was a great touch. Thanks!! Made for the Babes of ZWT4.

Kim127 June 20, 2008