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The spaghetti with clams I’m a great Classic of the Italian cuisine in which the Spaghetti they are seasoned with Clams (True or Lupins) stir-fry with Oil, garlic, parsley and white wine. A prescription Simple and very good whose only difficulty consists in Creaminess which is obtained thanks to the risotto in a pan. I really like the version blank but if you prefer you can add some Cherry tomato.

Prepare a great “spaghetti with clams” it’s enough Easyjust follow a few simple steps. Let’s start with Ingredients: le Clams they must be Fresh and they must Smell of the sea. It doesn’t matter if they are Big or Small, they must be Tasty! Personally I don’t like frozen ones, they are not very tasty and have no more water inside. As for the Spaghettichoose to good quality, possibly bronze drawn, will make your spaghetti creamier. With good quality ingredients you are already half the battle, for the rest you just have to Re-cook the pasta for at least 3-4 minutes in the clam broth… Below I will show you how to do it step by step… And without making the clams become gummy!

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Spaghetti with clams: Creamy like in a restaurant!

Preparation15 min

Cooking15 min

Total time30 min

Portions: 2 Portions

Cost: Medium


  • 200 gr. spaghetti
  • 700 gr. clams
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • half glass White wine
  • fresh parsley
  • olive oil
  • grated lemon zest optional

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How to make spaghetti with clams

Put the clams already drained in a bowl with cold water and wash them a couple of times to eliminate any impurities.

As for the sautéed clamsI prefer filter the broth from the clams to make sure there is no sand in my spaghetti. Then, put the clams in a large-bottomed pan, cover with the lid and put them on the stove. In a couple of minutes they will be open.

open clams

Remove the clams with a slotted spoon and filter the broth with a cotton cloth. Keep it aside.

open clams

Shell the clams leaving some with the shell to decorate.

In the same pan pour a generous round of olive oil. Add the garlic (if you want a more intense flavor, chop it) and a little chilli (to taste).


As soon as the garlic begins to fry, add the clam broth.

add clam broth

As soon as it starts boiling again, add the White wine and let the alcohol evaporate.

deglaze with white wine

Also add some chopped parsley and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta and when 3-4 minutes are missing at the end of cooking, transfer it to the pan. It is this step that makes it creamy.

to cook spaghetti

When the pasta is cooked, add the shelled clams and mix.

add shelled clams

Finally add the ones with the shell and a little more parsley. If you want to give a further scented note you can add a little grated lemon zest.

add shelled clams

Your spaghetti with clams are ready, Creamy and super Tasty!

spaghetti with clams