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Spaghetti with Creamy Clam Sauce
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: Italian
     Serving Size: 4 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 402
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Unsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 48mg
Sodium 262mg
Total Carbohydrate 55g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A  20%Vitamin C  31%
Calcium  19%Iron  85%
Potassium  15%Vitamin E  1%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Spaghetti with Creamy Clam Sauce

Date Added: June 25, 2020
This cream version of the pasta with clam sauce cooks in minutes. If small cans of minced clams are pantry staples, you can prepare an enticing meal with very little notice.


8 oz Spaghetti
13 oz Clams cans minced
1/2 cup Half And Half
1/2 cup Onion chopped
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons Margarine or butter
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil or oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley snipped
1/4 cup Dry White Wine
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
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1. In a large saucepan or pasta pot bring 3 quarts water to boiling.

2. Add pasta. Reduce heat slightly. Boil, uncovered, for 8-12 minutes for dried pasta or 1 1/2-2 minutes for fresh, or till al dente, stirring occasionally.

3. (Or, cook according to package directions). Immediately drain.

4. FOR SAUCE: Meanwhile, drain clams, reserving liquid.

5. Add enough half-and-half, light cream, or milk to the reserved liquid to make 1 and 3/4 cups.

6. In a medium saucepan cook the onion and garlic in hot margarine or butter for about 5 minutes, or till onion is tender but not brown.

7. Stir in the flour, basil or oregano, salt, and pepper.

8. Add the cream mixture all at once. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.

9. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in the parsley, wine, and clams.

10. Heat through.Serve sauce over hot pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Comments on Spaghetti with Creamy Clam Sauce Recipe:

Posted by a Visitor - March 26, 2012
Awesome recipe, easy and tasted delicious
Posted by a Visitor - March 24, 2012
Tasted wonderful!
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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is high in Vitamin A with 20% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is high in Vitamin C with 31% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Shellfish, Gluten, MSG, Cheese, Sulfites, Garlic, Onion allergies.
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