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Canned Clam Pasta
5 from 8 votes

Canned Clam Pasta

This 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.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 464 kcal


  • ¾ pound pasta of your choice , (spaghetti or linguini)
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon 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 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon 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.


Calories: 464kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 12gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 178IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Canned Clam pasta, Clam Pasta, linguini with clam sauce, spaghetti with clam sauce
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