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

540 calories per serving 


1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
3 tbsp Parsley Base (Recipe)   45 mL
1 can of 142g drained baby clams    
1 1/2 cup canned tomatoes (diced)   380 g
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper   1 g
160 g gluten free/wheat free 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. Add the Parsley 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 (310g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




16 g

25 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g

11 %


50 mg


270 mg

11 %


69 g

23 %


4 g

16 %


6 g


27 g

Vitamin A

60 %

Vitamin C

70 %


15 %


170 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

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

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6
Good source of :
Folacin, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Copper, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K

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

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