Pasta with Clams

Pasta with Clams

Spaghetti with clams, or in Italian, «Linguine alle Vongole».

As is often the case in Italy, there are several versions of this dish. This is the «al verde» recipe, i.e. with parsley.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 10 min

420 calories per serving 


160 g gluten free/wheat free spaghetti    
2 tsp Parsley and Garlic Base (Recipe)   10 mL
420 g clams   14 units
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed    
3 tbsp white wine   45 mL
2 tbsp olive oil   30 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.


Pasta and clams are cooked at the same time on the stove top, in two separate pots of about the same size.

  1. Carefully rinse and brush the clams to remove any sand. Drain. Discard any clams that stay open, even after being tapped, because they are not edible. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil, the pressed or minced garlic, and the parsley and garlic base in a pot over medium heat. Add the clams, cover, and cook 4-5 min. Pour in the wine, cover, and continue to cook an additional 3 min. All the clams should be open (discard any that are still closed).
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta.
  4. Pour the linguine into the pot with the clams. Adjust the seasoning (in general, it is not necessary to add salt since the clams are somewhat salty). Mix well and serve in the warmed dishes.


Parmesan is not added since the flavour of fish sauces in general does not benefit from the addition of cheese.

Have a side bowl on the table to collect the empty shells.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (110g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




13 g

20 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

9 %


10 mg


25 mg

1 %


61 g

20 %


3 g

11 %


2 g


12 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

10 %


6 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Low :
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Manganese, Niacin, Vitamin C, Zinc
Good source of :
Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Vitamin B12, Vitamin K

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pasta | Shellfish | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Low Sodium | Italian

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