Simple But Delicious White Clam Sauce

Simple But Delicious White Clam Sauce Recipe

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Elaine Moretti


Try to use fresh minced clams if possible. You won't believe how easy this is. And you won't believe the oooos and ahhhhhhs after you serve it.

★★★★★ 2 votes
10 Min
15 Min


2 lb
minced clams (fresh if possible)
1/2 c
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c
butter (1 stick)
4 clove
garlic - minced
4 Tbsp
chopped dried parsley (use more if using fresh)
3 tsp

How to Make Simple But Delicious White Clam Sauce


  • 1Drain clams - reserve 1 1/2 cups liquid (if you don't have that much, just add water to make 1 1/2 cups or you can use bottled clam juice) - set aside. Heat butter and oil - add garlic - saute until golden - do not brown the garlic - it will become bitter (approximately 6 minutes). Stir in parsley, salt and clam liquid. Bring to a boil - add clams and simmer an additional 3 minutes.
  • 2Pour over cooked pasta of your choice - linguini and spaghetti work very well.

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About Simple But Delicious White Clam Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Other Tag: Quick & Easy