Garden Basket Pasta with Clam Sauce


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


servings 289 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • 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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  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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  1. 32 Ratings


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...

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 m...

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...

I really thought this recipe was wonderful ! I did add real clams instead of jarred. It really added to the presentation. This is a keeper !

I thoroughly enjoyed this but hubby thought it was too much pasta, not enough sauce. I didn't have fresh tomatoes so I chopped up a can of whole, peeled tomatoes. I used a yellow red bell pepper...

I don't normally bother leaving reviews for anything...but I loved this recipe so much that I had to tell everyone how awesome it is. Healthy, flavourful, and just enough spicyness...perfect!...

This makes alot so plan to eat it or scale down. I liked the flavors and the heat. It's nice to find flavorful low fat recipes.

There is something about fresh ingredients that make a dish refreshing. I made as written and would not change a thing.

loved this recipe! I used about 40 real clams that I steamed open so the recipe was sufficiently "clammy". (used the water from steaming instead of canned clam juice)All of the veggies worked re...