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Linguine with Clam Sauce is amazing…and contrary to what most people think, it’s super easy to make! In just 5 simple steps, you can have this linguine with clam sauce recipe on your dinner table in 15 minutes!
I made this linguine with clam sauce with just canned minced clams, but if you wanted to turn this pasta recipe up, pick up some fresh vongole clams and mix it in with the canned ones. Either way, you’re in for a special treat!
I use Cento minced clams and Clam Juice. It’s my favorite. There’s a lot of brands out there that are great, but Cento is my go-to.
3 TIPS TO A GREAT LINGUINE WITH CLAM SAUCE
- Add the wine with the clams first – this won’t make or break the recipe (I actually forgot to add the wine in mine), but if you add the wine with the clams and cook on high for 3-5 minutes, you won’t regret it.
- Use 1/2 clam juice and 1/2 chicken broth – this one may not pertain to you if you like your clam sauce on the “fishier side, but in my opinion, using 1/2 clam juice and 1/2 broth really makes a difference in the taste.
- Shave your garlic – this one is just for aesthetics but slicing your garlic for this linguine with clam sauce recipe is a pretty way to finish the dish and really make it pop on your plate.
Linguine with Clam Sauce
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ stick butter
- 6 cloves garlic shaved
- 3 6.5 oz can minced clams
- 1 cup white wine dry, crisp
- 2 cup chicken broth low-sodium
- 2 8 oz bottle clam juice
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- 1 tsp fresh basil chopped
- 1 lb linguine
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper optional
- Heat a pot of salted water until boiling.
- Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan. Once heated, add garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about a minute until fragrant.
- Add the clams and the wine and cook on high for about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the broth, clam juice, half the parsley, and the basil. Continue cooking on high until boiling. Then lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- As the sauce cooks, add the linguine and cook until al dente per the instructions.
- Once the linguine is cooked, drain and add to a large pasta bowl. Top the pasta with the clam sauce.