Garden Basket Pasta with Clam Sauce

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"Garden fresh vegetables mingled with clams! It doesn't get any better than this!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 289 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.1g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 15.8 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Drain clams, reserving 1 cup clam juice; set clams aside.
  2. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced onion, carrot, and garlic; saute 3 minutes; add reserved clam juice, tomatoes, bell pepper, salt, red/black pepper and bring to boil. Reduce, heat and simmer 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Remove sauce from heat, stir in clams, parsley, and basil. Pour over pasta and gently toss.
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Steff
8/4/2009

this is a great recipe, and even better with real clams. Use ~ 1 lb. per person, and soak the clams in cold water sprinkled with cornmeal. The clams will 'eat' the cornmeal and spit out any sand, so you are cleaning the clams and also adding a built-in thickener to your sauce.

Mary Harrison Martinson
8/28/2003

It was wonderfully healthy and light but not very "clammy." We could barely find the clams in all the sauce. Next time I'll double the clams and reduce the liquid (to add flavor but keep the moisture the same). Good one.

mmmdessert
10/24/2002

A very delicious pasta dish that is also quite low-fat! Instead of olive oil, I used cooking spray. I cut the salt from 1/2 tsp to 1/4 tsp and used just a pinch of red pepper flakes instead of 1/4 tsp. I omitted the minced carrots, fresh parsley, and fresh basil because I did not have any. I added 2 teaspoons of dried parsley and 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano with the tomatoes. After turning off the heat, I added some fresh snipped chives. I will definitely make this pasta again because it is so healthy and delicious!