Spaghetti with Clams and Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Clams and Tomatoes

I always keep a can of clams in my pantry to be able to fix myself a tasty seafood pasta in a flash.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 10 min

370 calories per serving 


2 tsp olive oil   10 mL
1 clove garlic, minced    
2 tbsp Parsley and Garlic Base (Recipe)   30 mL
1 can of 142g drained baby clams    
1 cup canned tomatoes, low sodium   260 g
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper   0.4 g
90 g spaghetti    
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.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Mince the garlic then sauté 1 min taking care not to let it burn. Add the Parsley and Garlic Base and the drained clams, reserving their juice for later. Cook 2 min with stirring, then add the tomatoes and cayenne pepper. Simmer, uncovered, 5-6 min with occasional stirring. Add pepper to taste. In general, it is not necessary to add salt since the clams are already salted. At the end of the cooking, add about half of the clam juice to dilute the sauce. Keep the skillet warm.
  2. While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta.
  3. Pour the drained pasta into the skillet. Toss well then 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.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (300g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




11 g

17 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

7 %


50 mg


210 mg

9 %


42 g

14 %


3 g

12 %


3 g


25 g

Vitamin A

40 %

Vitamin C

60 %


10 %


160 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 1 serving
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6
Good source of :
Folacin, Magnesium, Vitamin B2
Excellent source of :
Copper, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pasta | Shellfish | First courses/Appetizers | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Iron | Low Saturated Fat

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