The Best Clam Sauce

The Best Clam Sauce


"I cannot order better white clam sauce in a restaurant. My boyfriend begs me to make this! Thanks Mom! Serve this dish with fresh garlic bread and a nice white wine. I promise this is a keeper and you won't like any other white clam sauce!"


45 m servings 906 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 906 kcal
  • 45%
  • Fat:
  • 39.2 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.8g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 60.6 g
  • 121%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 185 mg
  • 62%
  • Sodium:
  • 594 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add linguini and return water to a boil. Let linguini cook until al dente; drain well.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until the onions are translucent. Drain the cans of minced clams, reserving half of the juice.
  3. Stir the clams, reserved juice, butter, salt and pepper, and wine. Simmer the mixture for 20 minutes, until the sauce has reduced 1/3 and has thickened.
  4. Spoon the clam sauce over the linguini and serve.
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  1. 217 Ratings


EXCELLENT! easy, quick and very flavorful. I followed advice of others and cut down on the butter and I used a flavored olive oil (basil); I used more wine (maybe a 1/3-1/2 cup) and the red pepp...

Incredible! I added mushrooms as was suggested in some of the other reviews and I waited until the end to add the clams and simmered them for just about 1-2 minutes, I didn't want chewy clams.

This recipe was soooo YUMMY! I confess to not being the best cook, but this dinner was the best clam sauce I had ever tasted! I reduced the unsalted butter to 1/3 cup, added 2.5 cans of clam ju...

This sauce is almost as good as restaraunt sauce. I found it is best to increase the wine and garlic and decrease the butter. I also added fresh basil--that really jazzed it up.

I have made this recipe several times and it's one of our favorites! Here's my changes: chopped clams instead of minced (2 cans), 1/4 cup butter, no additional salt and a sprikle of parsley on t...

I come from a long line of Italians and they all claim to have the "best" clam sauce ever, but puts theirs to shame!! I make this a lot for company and they all go crazy over it! The great thi...

I felt that this was not what I would consider restaurant quality. The flavor was ok, a little on the bland side. White clam sauce is one of my favorite dishes, but something was missing from ...

This lives up to its name!! I did modify it only slightly. I used whole baby clams which I added in for the last 4 minutes of cooking, they will be extremely tough after id you cook them the who...

This really was the best clam sauce I ever had, even better than what I would get from the expensive seafood restaurant thats in my town! All I added was some fresh Parsley and a pinch of red pe...