Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is an inexpensive tasty dinner! Add a garden salad and it is hard to tell it cost so little to make! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain clams, saving 3/4 cup of juices.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet, slowly heat the olive oil and butter, add garlic and saute until golden.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in saved juices, add parsley, salt and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 minutes, add clams and simmer 3 minutes longer.
  7. Serve hot over cooked spaghetti or other Italian pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.
  8. This white sauce will cover about 1/2 pound of pasta.
Most Helpful

I consider this recipe average at best. For one thing, I would not call the sauce a "white sauce" other than the fact that no tomato sauce was added. It is inexpensive and easy to prepare, but the quality reflects just that.

Cheryl G. October 21, 2013

LOVED this recipe!!! Used 4 cans of clams, tad EVOO, tad butter, some chic broth, cracked red pepper, thyme ~~ and sauteed some white 'shrooms, celery and red onion ~~~ Then, when the sauce had married long enough, I julienned some fresh baby spinach and added that ~~~ YUUMMM!!!

dgpat May 01, 2013

Everybody else has already said it: This recipe is fast, easy, and delicious. A keeper.

A Ramsey Donkey June 25, 2011