Weeknight Pasta With Clam Sauce

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Nanners

This recipe is quick, easy and very satisfying. The amount of pasta to use is an inexact science. I like all of the sauce covering the pasta with none left at the bottom, but if you want it more saucy, use less pasta. This is adapted from a Southern Living recipe.

Top Review by Prayztwice

Amazing white clam suuce! I wish my kids had left me more that a couple licks of the pan....they devoured this and begged for more. Think I'll double the recipe next time, which will be very soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. While pasta cooks, drain the clams and reserve 3/4C of the clam liquid.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat in skillet.
  4. Add garlic to butter and sautee 1-2 minutes- do not brown.
  5. Add cream and clam liquid.
  6. Bring to a boil, stirring often.
  7. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Add the clams and parsely till clams are heated.
  9. Turn off heat and add Monterey Jack cheese and pasta and toss well.
  10. Serve hot and season with parmesan and fresh ground pepper if desired.

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