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Fast & Easy Dinner: Linguine With Clams and Artichokes in Red Sauce

Fast & Easy Dinner: Linguine With Clams and Artichokes in Red Sauce

Linguine with clams is one of my all-time favorite meals. While sometimes I indulge in a creamy, cheesy version, I actually prefer a lighter variation like this one that lets the flavor of the shellfish shine. The simple sauce — a combination of shallots, garlic, artichoke hearts, and jarred tomato sauce — comes together in less than 15 minutes. Basil and parsley add fresh fragrance to this luscious pasta. To check out the recipe — another winner from MyRecipes.com! —

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Linguine with Clams and Artichokes in Red Sauce

Linguine with Clams and Artichokes in Red Sauce

Linguine with Clams and Artichokes in Red Sauce

Ingredients

  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 2 tablespoons diced shallots
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1/3 cup dry white wine
  5. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  6. 1 (26-ounce) jar tomato-basil pasta sauce
  7. 1 (14-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  8. 1 (10-ounce) can baby clams, undrained
  9. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  10. 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  11. 4 cups hot cooked linguine (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
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Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add wine and next 4 ingredients (wine through clams); reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in basil and parsley. Serve sauce over pasta.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup sauce and 1 cup pasta).

Nutritional Information: CALORIES 434(19% from fat); FAT 9.2g (sat 1.3g,mono 5.4g,poly 1.6g); PROTEIN 12.9g; CHOLESTEROL 31mg; CALCIUM 297mg; SODIUM 957mg; FIBER 6g; IRON 6.4mg; CARBOHYDRATE 65.6g

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milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
looks awesome...can't wait to make it for the hubby.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
Sounds delicious, but I'm not sure I'm OK using canned clams.
star520 star520 8 years
SOO easy and delicious looking! That's dinner tomorrow, for sure.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Clams, eww.
lukal lukal 8 years
I love clams and linguine with white sauce. Not the creamy. Saute tons of garlic in olive oil, add clear clam juice or canned clams. If you just add juice add clams in the shell. As they cook, they open. Then go heavy with the crushed red pepper. Serve over linguine. It couldn't be easier. I got this recipe from Anna who used to own Ann's Little Napoli in Savannah, after she retired and sold the business - otherwise she would never have given me the recipe. I used to sing with a group at the Italian restaurant on Friday nights. Anna used to say, "Makea youself at home!" At times she would sing with us in Italian. She was something else - God rest her soul.
gigill gigill 8 years
Cool, I'll likely try this at some point!
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