Here's another quick and easy pasta recipe to try for busy weeknights or Valentine's day! This canned clam pasta is a delicious seafood pasta that can be ready in less than 30 minutes. It's a fancy dish that you can serve to feed a crowd without breaking your bank.
If you are looking for good canned clam recipes, try this Clam pasta! This canned clam pasta may sound fancy but it's actually pretty easy to make and is affordable, too.
And today, I am going to show you the cheapest and easiest clam pasta recipe that feeds a crowd an impressive and tasty dish.
I was fortunate to travel to Italy a few years back and just couldn’t get over how fabulous all of the seafood tasted, especially in the many coastal cities.
Prior to that trip, I hadn’t mixed seafood and pasta too much, but ever since I crave it and make it often! I miss Italy but am glad that their cuisine can be quick to put together, even for beginners in the kitchen.
The wasn’t sure if clam pasta would be a dish that kids like, but both of my two youngsters really enjoyed it. My son especially has become a fan of clams and will order it now if he sees it at a seafood restaurant.
Canned Clam Pasta Ingredients
To make this seafood pasta, you'll need the following ingredients:
- Spaghetti or Linguini
- Clam juice
- Clam meat
- Dry white wine
- Low-sodium chicken broth
How to Make Pasta with Clam Sauce:
This clam pasta is incredibly simple. It is so easy to put together and requires minimal prep yet makes a flavorful pasta dish. Here are some important steps to follow:
Step 1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water
In a large pot, add about 4 quarts of water plus 1 tablespoon of salt. Cook the pasta until al dente (cooked but still firm).
Step 2. Cook the aromatic vegetables
Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Cook shallots and garlic just until translucent and soft for about 3 minutes.
Step 3. Add liquid ingredients
Add clam juice, chicken broth, and white wine. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the sauce is reduced in half or enough to cover the pasta.
Step 4. Add clam meat and seasoning
Add butter, basil, and clam meat into the skillet. Continue cooking and let the clam meat heat until warm throughout. Add pasta and mix throughly. Turn off the heat immediately so you don't overcook the clam meat.
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER SEAFOOD PASTA:
You can keep the leftover cooked pasta in shallow airtight containers or zip lock for 3-5 days in the refrigerator or 1-2 months in the freezer.
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Canned Clam Pasta
- ¾ pound pasta of your choice , (spaghetti or linguini)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp minced shallots
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 2 cans (6.5 oz each) chopped clams , (drained)
- 1 bottle (8 oz) clam juice
- ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth, (or use clam juice for a stronger taste)
- 2 tbsp butter
- ½ tsp dried basil
To Serve (Optional)
- chopped parsley , (to serve)
- lemon juice
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Reserve about 3 tablespoons of the cooking water.
- Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Cook shallots and garlic just until translucent and soft for 1-2 minutes. Keep stirring and careful not to burn the garlic.
- Add clam juice, chicken broth, and white wine. Cook until the sauce on medium-high heat until the sauce is reduced, enough to fully submerge the cooked pasta. Season with salt, black pepper, or chili pepper flakes if needed.
- Add butter, basil, clam meat, pasta, and pasta water to the skillet. Stir just until the clam is warm throughout. Turn off the heat immediately so you don't overcook the clam meat. Serve with chopped parsley.