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Pasta with clams

Easy, 40 minutes

Pasta with clams

Level: Easy

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Yields: 4 people

Country: Italy


Recipe submitted by Lara Caldiroli on behalf of Società Italiana di Nefrologia


About this recipe

Straight from the culinary tradition of Campania, spaghetti with clams is definitely one of the most important dishes of Italian cuisine and one of the most popular first courses with seafood. A very simple recipe with the wonderful flavor of the sea, with a few little secrets for perfect results. Clams sprinkled with parsley and the delicious cream naturally created with the starch from the pasta, make spaghetti with clams a real delicacy. It’s an ideal recipe for any occasion, from dinner with friends to Sunday meals, or the perfect dish for New Year’s.


  • 1 kg of clams
  • 300 g spaghetti
  • 100 ml white wine
  • Chili pepper
  • Oil
  • Garlic
  • Black pepper

Calorie per porzione

420 kcal


g 64


g 12


mg 258


mg 214


g 14


  1. Put the clams in a pan with the garlic and white wine over high heat, evaporate the alcohol, and then close with a lid until the clams are fully open. It will take about 3 minutes. Drain them and retrieve the sauce you will go to filter and set aside.
  2. Sauté the garlic over low heat with chilli and add the clams, and previously filtered water and brown for a few minutes.
  3. Boil 2 litres of water in a metal pot and when the water is boiling add salt.
  4. Then when the water starts boiling again add pasta and let it cook for the minutes indicated on the package.
  5. Drain pasta in a colander.
  6. Stirin the spaghetti in the pot with the clams
  7. Mix for a few seconds
  8. Serve hot with a turn of pepper.

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