Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Most white clam sauces have butter in them, but a healthier (and just as tasty!) option is to simply use a little bit of olive oil and the clam juice in the can. You'll love this recipe just as much as those butter laden ones, or at least I do. Clams are high in iron too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the onion in olive oil for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the garlic. If you don't have a garlic press, chop it finely. I love garlic and usually use 3 cloves, but you may only want two.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients and simmer 5-10 minutes.
  4. Serve over linguine or your favorite pasta.


Most Helpful

This was pretty nice. I made it exactly as written, using a small yellow onion and 3 cloves of garlic. I sauteed the onion on medium-low heat, and the final simmer was for the full 10 minutes. I served it over a pound of cooked linguine for 2 big dinners. Enjoyed it!

spooty3 March 03, 2012

Very easy and very good ! Definitely a recipe I am keeping ! Thanks for sharing !!

OG10 January 08, 2011

Very nice dinner; I will use whole clams next time and chop, not mince. I did thicken the sauce with some cornstarch to adhere it to the pasta. Yummy recipe and so easy. THX for posting!

Caroline Cooks March 24, 2007

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