Linguine With White Clam Sauce



Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


8 ounces uncooked linguine
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
3 (6.5-ounce) cans chopped clams, drained
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter or margarine (optional)


Prepare linguine according to package directions; drain. Keep warm.

Sauté garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add clam juice and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in clams and next 4 ingredients; simmer 3 minutes. Toss with pasta and, if desired, 1 tablespoon butter. Serve immediately.