The easiest, budget-friendly pasta you will ever make, and it’ll be on your dinner table in just 15 min. It’s just THAT easy!

Easy Linguine with Clams - The easiest, budget-friendly pasta you will ever make, and it'll be on your dinner table in just 15 min. It's just THAT easy!

I feel like there’s a lot of mystery surrounding clams. They add such sophistication and elegance to a meal, you can’t help but think they’re so expensive and difficult to cook with. But believe me when I tell you that this is the cheapest, quickest dinner you will ever make.

Now clams are about $4.99-$6.99 per pound, and you can easily feed a family of four with 2 pounds. And once you have your clams, all you need is a few pantry ingredients and you’re set.

From there, you’ll make an amazing, fresh clam stock as these babies steam and open up in just 5 minutes. All that’s left is to add in your linguine. See, I told you – this really is a 15-min meal!

Easy Linguine with Clams

The easiest, budget-friendly pasta you will ever make, and it’ll be on your dinner table in just 15 min. It’s just THAT easy!

5 minutes15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces linguine
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth, or more, as needed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 pounds littleneck clams, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in vegetable broth; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in clams. Cover, with a tight-fitting lid, and cook until the clams have opened, about 5-8 minutes. Discard any unopened clams.
  4. Stir in pasta and additional vegetable broth, as needed.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 568.8 Calories from Fat 110.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.3g 19%
Saturated Fat 6.0g 30%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 98.9mg 33%
Sodium 144.2mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 70.6g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 2.4g
Protein 41.0g 82%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.