Linguini with Clams in a Red Sauce

This is a simple recipe for a classic Italian dish.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 box (16 oz.) linguini
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (6½ oz.) minced clams, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves

Directions

  • Cook linguini according to instructions on package. Drain and set aside; keep warm.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and sauté until transparent, about 5–7 minutes. Add the garlic and drained clams; sauté for 30 seconds. Stir in the clam juice, tomato paste, water, lemon juice, sugar, rosemary, and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • Scoop the sauce over the linguine and serve with sprigs of fresh basil.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 box (16 oz.) linguini
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (6½ oz.) minced clams, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves

Directions

  • Cook linguini according to instructions on package. Drain and set aside; keep warm.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and sauté until transparent, about 5–7 minutes. Add the garlic and drained clams; sauté for 30 seconds. Stir in the clam juice, tomato paste, water, lemon juice, sugar, rosemary, and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • Scoop the sauce over the linguine and serve with sprigs of fresh basil.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories540
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium930mg
Total Carbohydrate95g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars12g
Protein17g