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Linguine with Spicy Red Clam Sauce

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup pasta and about 1 cup sauce)
Canned clams make this no-fuss linguine and sauce recipe supereasy. Of course, you can use fresh littleneck clams, if you prefer. Cook them for about five minutes or until the shells open, and discard any unopened shells. Use less crushed red pepper, or omit it if you prefer a milder sauce. Serve with garlic bread and a tossed green salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 (9-ounce) package fresh linguine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 (6.5-ounce) cans minced clams, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

Nutrition Information

  • calories 292
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 5.4 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 15.5 g
  • carbohydrate 45.1 g
  • fiber 3.6 g
  • cholesterol 17 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 806 mg
  • calcium 47 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and crushed red pepper to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until onion is lightly browned. Stir in tomato paste and tomatoes; cook 4 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Stir in clams; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, basil, and oregano. Serve with pasta.