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Linguine with Clams = Top 10 Pasta Dishes

Delish logo Delish 5 days ago Lindsay Funston

When you want a bit of decadence and elegance at the dinner table, but don't have time to make a super-fancy meal, this your recipe. It's so simple, it can be thrown together in about 30 minutes. And that wine sauce is perfection. The perfect sides for this dish: bright sautéed greens like spinach or broccoli rabe.

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Yields: 4

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 30 mins


  • 12 oz.


  • 4 tbsp.


  • 4

    cloves garlic, minced

  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 tbsp.

    freshly chopped parsley

  • 1 lb.

    fresh littleneck clams

  • 1/2 c.

    dry white wine

  • Juice of 1 lemon, plus more wedges for serving

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and parsley. Cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
  3. Add clams and wine. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook until clam shells open, 7 to 10 minutes. (Discard any unopened clams.)
  4. Add lemon juice and cooked linguine and toss until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with lemon wedges.
a bowl of noodles with sauce: Linguine With Clams - © Parker Feierbach Linguine With Clams -
a close up of a pan on a table: Le Creuset Signature Iron Handle Skillet, 11-3/4-Inch, Cerise (Cherry Red) © Le Creuset Signature Iron Handle Skillet, 11-3/4-Inch, Cerise (Cherry Red)


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