Pioneer Woman’s Linguine with Clam Sauce

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Pioneer Woman’s Linguine with Clam Sauce is a delicious version of this classic pasta dish.

Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer Woman, has been a friend of mine for a good number of years. She cooks often for her family and the workers on their ranch. And she’s quite skilled at creating the best recipes. I love my recipe for Clam Linguine, but Ree’s version of Linguine with Clam Sauce is one of my favorites too. I’ve always enjoyed ordering this pasta dish in restaurants, but I have loved making it at home too.

✔️What are the best kinds of clams to use for Linguine with Clam Sauce?

I know there are recipes out there that call for using fresh clams. That’s not this recipe. This is an easy, no-fuss version of clam linguine, and you’ll be using 3 cans of clams for this recipe. Any brand will do (there are usually just a couple of brands to choose from). Look for chopped canned clams instead of minced clams. When you make this recipe, you’ll open the can of clams and squeeze the clams dry, collecting the juice in a bowl. The juice will be used in the recipe, so be sure to save it.

✏️How to make Clam Linguine:

*The complete, printable recipe is in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Make the sauce while the pasta is cooking.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter. Add the garlic and then the clams; stir together. Cook for 3 minutes. Pour in the white wine, scraping the bottom of the pan with the spoon. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the sauce is reduced and less watery. Add in 1 more tablespoon of butter and stir to melt. Reduce heat and add the lemon juice. Add parsley and cream. Add salt and pepper. Stir well and taste for seasonings, adding a splash of clam juice if the sauce needs thinning.

Cook over low heat for 3 additional minutes, or until heated through.

Drain the pasta and put the hot pasta in a large bowl. Pour the sauce from the skillet onto the hot linguine. Toss to combine.

Serve in individual bowls; sprinkle with Parmesan (if desired) and serve with lemon wedge for garnish.

It’s an option to sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of the finished pasta dish. Some people don’t care for cheese with their seafood pasta, but I happen to love it.

I also recommend squeezing a wedge of lemon over the top of your pasta just before eating.

❤️ What I Love About This Recipe:

You can make it as rich as you want! The Pioneer Woman recommends using heavy whipping cream for the sauce. I lighten it up (very slightly) by using regular old whipping cream.

It’s an easy dinner, and my whole family loves it.

I don’t have good access to fresh clams, so I’m glad that this recipe calls for using canned clams.

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Pioneer Woman’s Linguine with Clam Sauce
A totally delicious version of this classic pasta dish!

Recipe Details
Prep Time: 30 minutes minsCook Time: 15 minutes minsTotal Time: 45 minutes mins
Course: Main CourseCuisine: AmericanKeyword: clam linguine, linguine with clam sauce, pioneer woman
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 770kcal
Author: RecipeGirl.com (shared from The Pioneer Woman)

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InstructionsCook the pasta according to package directions. Make the sauce while the pasta is cooking.In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter. Add the garlic and then the clams; stir together. Cook for 3 minutes. Pour in the white wine, scraping the bottom of the pan with the spoon. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the sauce is reduced and less watery. Add in 1 more tablespoon of butter and stir to melt. Reduce heat and add the lemon juice. Add parsley and cream. Add salt and pepper. Stir well and taste for seasonings, adding a splash of clam juice if the sauce needs thinning.Cook over low heat for 3 additional minutes, or until heated through.Drain the pasta and put the hot pasta in a large bowl. Pour the sauce from the skillet onto the hot linguine. Toss to combine.Serve in individual bowls; sprinkle with Parmesan (if desired) and serve with lemon wedge for garnish.

Notes
*PW recommends using heavy whipping cream for the sauce. I lighten it up (very slightly) by using regular old whipping cream.
If you are making this recipe as “egg free,” be sure to use a variety of pasta that does not contain egg.

NutritionServing: 1serving, Calories: 770kcal, Carbohydrates: 98g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 203mg, Potassium: 385mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1062IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 79mg, Iron: 2mg

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