Linguine and Clam Sauce

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    Linguine and clam sauce is a classic and elegant pasta dish that is perfect for company or for impressing a special someone!
    So, I’m supposed to be in Seattle right now but my body decided to completely shut down on me right before my trip to Iowa annnnd so I had to change up plans and move Seattle & PDX to next weekend. I’m super surprised that I was able to change my flight so easily (and with minimal costs).

    Linguine and clam sauce is so flavorful and takes no time to put together!
    Let me just tell you this – laryngitis SUCKS. Seriously, I sound horrible. Ask everyone on the #IACornQuest and Megan and Carla who heard me on the phone last night to break the news to them.

    Linguine and clam sauce is so flavorful and takes no time to put together!
    So yeah. I’m resting up and heading out next week. I figure it’s better to do that than to have no voice and be miserable all weekend. Plus, we’re doing a FOOD TOUR of Seattle & Portland – what kind of food tour would I be on if I couldn’t even taste anything?!

    Anyway, this recipe I’m sharing with y’all today comes from Jenna’s AMAZING book, White Jacket Required.

    I have so many praises for that book. I love how close I felt to Jenna, as if I were her real life friend. The way she told her story and her experiences, made me feel like I was there with her. I literally laughed and cried with her. I felt silly crying in bed as I was reading parts of the book, but that’s how real it felt. It’s such a heartwarming book. You won’t be able to put it down. I love all the recipes she scattered throughout the book, makes you hungry reading it!

    This linguine and clam pasta was exceptional. So easy to make and every bite made you want more and more until your plate was empty!

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    Linguine and Clam Sauce

    Linguine and clam sauce is a classic and elegant pasta dish that is perfect for company!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 20 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Calories: 363kcal
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    • 8 ounces dried linguine
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 large shallot, minced
    • 3: 6.5 ounce cans of clams, drained, with 1/2 cup juice reserved
    • Juice of one lemon
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


    • In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
    • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat then add the minced shallots and saute until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the clams and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes.
    • Add the reserved clam juice, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Bring to simmer and cook for 3 minutes.
    • Toss the pasta with the sauce. Divide among four plates and serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


    Source: from White Jacket Required by Jenna Weber, published by Sterling Epicure
    Nutrition Facts
    Linguine and Clam Sauce
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 363 Calories from Fat 99
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 11g17%
    Carbohydrates 44g15%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 20g40%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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  • Lauren says:

    I have never had canned clams before…but I feel compelled to try this. Feel better soon!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    Gurl, get that voice back!

    And then feed me.

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    This book is on my wish list!
    Hope you feel better soon!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    I’m so so so sorry friend!! At least now you can properly recover and enjoy your time in Seattle!!

  • Villy @ For the love of Feeding says:

    Feel better soon!
    The dish looks so delicious!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    Get better luvah face! Can’t wait to eat our way through PDX. In other news – Clam linguine was the first dish that I ever made Ben from pasta from Pike Place Market on our first date. So – I think it’s time to resurrect that dish and make Jenna’s it’s beautiful!!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    I have to get my hands on Jenna’s book! This simple, yet sophisticated pasta looks wonderful- i love clam linguine! my mom has made it before but I never got her recipe. :)

  • Dawn says:

    I hope you get to feeling better asap! Thanks for sharing the awesome recipe and wonderful pics!

  • Cathy @ Noble Pig says:

    What a bummer. But right move staying back a week. And, this is one of my fave dishes!!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    I’ve never had clam linguine before, and I don’t think I’ve ever had clams before, either. I need to try this! It looks so light and simple but totally delish. And giiiiirl you better get well soon!

  • amy @ fearless homemakery says:

    boo, so sorry that you aren’t feeling well – that stinks. hope you get a weekend full of lots of rest (+ soup) + are back on your feet in no time. and this pasta? looks delicious! I totally want to read the book now, too!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Feel better soon!!!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, that stinks! Hope you rest up and feel better! This dish looks amazing! I haven’t linguine and clam sauce in ages; now you have me craving it! ;)

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    Hope you start feeling better soon, girl! Get lots of rest this weekend! This pasta looks so light and delicious!

  • Angela @ AnotherBitePlease says:

    clams always seem to scare me…like I don’t know how to cook with them…but you make this dish look oh so good that maybe I will get courageous and try! sick no fun feel better soon so you can eat eat eat on trip!

  • Carla's Confections says:

    You sound horrible and sexy all the same ;) feel better soon mama so you can actually taste next weekend! I’m seriously so excited to see you two sweet ladies!!! Xoxo I really want to get this book too. This recipe looks amazing!

  • Cassie says:

    Feel better soon, my friend! And enjoy all of this amazing linguine while you are at it!

  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition says:

    Glad it was pretty easy for you to change your flight! Get better soon!

    This recipe is so simple and looks so elegant! I’ve never tried canned clams before, but clams sound so fancy :D

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Feel better, Julie! And I hope you had some of this pasta while you’re sick! I love how easy it is to make, making it perfect for a weeknight meal!

  • Kristen says:

    Beautiful pictures and such a delicious recipe! Hope you feel better soon.

  • Linda @ My Foodgasm Journal says:

    Feel better! This dish looks amazing and you really capture in such a lovely picture. Clam and linguine – for some reasons, my mind keeps thinking of vongole lately. Must be this! :D

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    Aww, that stinks. I hope that the beginning of your trip wasn’t too terrible and that you’re feeling much better. The linguine looks good! I’ve seen this recipe featured a few times. Must be a really good one. :)

  • Row says:

    Man, that blows… hope you get better really soon! I have a copy of White Jacket Required and can’t wait to begin reading it! Thanks for the recipe. :)

  • Tracey says:

    Hope you feel better soon – being sick is the pits!! Shane and I make a similar linguine with clams recipe and it’s so good – simple but delicious. Yours looks awesome!

  • Kelsey says:

    Boo for being sick! I hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy PDX. It is a wonderful city just brimming with tasty, tasty food!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    I echo what everyone here is saying. . hope you get better soon! I am currently reading Jenna’s book and love it. . can’t wait to make this pasta!

  • Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations says:

    Oh no…I followed your Iowa trip on instagram and was wondering what happened when you mentioned you were sick. I really wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to follow your next trip as well :)

  • carrian says:

    Lovely photos, and I’m so glad we could get you into the trip to Iowa.

  • Kathryn says:

    So sorry to hear you had to change your plans and are still feeling sick. I hope you having some time this weekend to catch up on sleep and recover. Take care lovey xoxo

  • Ashley - Baker by Nature says:

    I’m so sad to hear you’re sick, Julie :(
    Hope you’re back to yourself Asap, and this pasta…?! When can I come over?!

  • [email protected] Mama says:

    I just downloaded my copy of this last week. I’ve only read a couple chapters but I did see this recipe! It’s on my make list.

    Yours looks great, and I hope you are feeling better!

  • Lynna says:

    I hope you`ll feel better soon! :D

    & this pasta does look amazing!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog says:

    This pasta looks delicious! I love clam sauce. I hope you feel better soon.

  • Elizabeth @Food Ramblings says:

    Yes! Love clam sauce :)

  • Jenny @ BAKE says:

    hope you feel better soon! this pasta looks amazing! I’m going to have to get a copy of that book!

  • Stephanie says:

    Whenever I see this on the menu, I always order it. I LOVE CLAMS! I could probably eat five dozen by myself. =X

  • nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says:

    ooo growing up my dad would make this all the time. I love this!!!

  • Cat says:

    Tried this recipe and loved it. I love the clammy flavor, which is oddly missing from other renditions of the dish.

  • Ahs says:

    This dish has no right to taste as good as it does for how easy it is to make. It was delicious with chopped clams, but I’m wondering whether you intended it to be made with whole or minced instead, or if it even makes a difference.

    • Julie says:

      Doesn’t really make a difference. I like the minced clams but you can make it with whole clams too.

  • Dale says:

    Going to try this tonight! Where did you find those beautiful serving dishes?

    • Julie says:


  • Sheila Swanson says:

    Too dry! Next time will add white wine and butter as well as pasta water .

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