Speedy Linguine and Clam Sauce


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Speedy Linguine and Clam Sauce
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Seafood lovers rejoice! Two cans of clams and a bottle of clam juice come together in this quick pasta recipe, which features a generous amount of garlic and just enough broccoli rabe to make a bowl feel virtuous. Along with the rabe, parsley also brings a pleasant bitter note to balance the briny clams. You'll finish the pasta with water saved from the pot, which is the key to a luscious sauce that slicks every noodle evenly. Serve with white wine or a light beer.


  • 12 ounces linguine

  • 1 8-ounce bunch broccoli rabe, chopped into 1 ½-in. pieces

  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for serving

  • 6 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup (4 ounces) dry white wine

  • 2 10-ounce cans clams, undrained

  • 1 8-ounce bottle clam juice

  • 1 cup loosely packed chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (from 1 bunch)

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for water

  • Grated pecorino Romano cheese, for serving


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Stir in broccoli rabe and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. (Noodles will be al dente.) Drain, reserving ½ cup cooking water.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring often, until garlic is golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add wine; bring to a boil over medium-high. Boil until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Stir in clams and clam juice; return to a boil. Boil until sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add parsley, salt, and pasta mixture to sauce; toss to coat. Add reserved cooking water as needed, tossing, until sauce is thin enough to evenly coat pasta. Top with grated cheese and a drizzle of oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

642 Calories
17g Fat
75g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 642
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 607mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 39g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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