Easy Spaghetti and Clams

Easy Spaghetti and Clams

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This recipes uses tinned clams which can be hard to find but is otherwise a really easy meal! Serve with crusty bread.


Serves: 4 

  • 250g uncooked pasta
  • 65g butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 500g tinned chopped clams, drained with juices reserved
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) water
  • 100g freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large frypan over medium-low heat. Stir in onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add clams, stirring frequently for 3 minutes or until clams are lightly browned. Stir in parsley, olive oil and reserved clam juice mixed with enough water to equal 2 cups liquid.
  3. Increase heat and bring to a low boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over pasta with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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