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Pesto Linguine With Clams

It looks fancy, but it's actually super simple.

pesto linguine with clams in two bowls
Mike Garten

Upgrade the classic pasta dish with rich, herby pesto. Perfect with clams!

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Cal/Serv: 650
Yields: 4 servings
Total Time: 0 hours 20 mins
12 oz.


2 tbsp.

olive oil


large cloves garlic, thinly sliced


small red chile, thinly sliced

1 c.

dry white wine

Kosher salt


littleneck or Manila clams

  1. Cook linguine per package directions, then drain and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium. Add garlic and chile and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, 1 minute. Add wine and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Add clams, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, just until clams have opened, 4 to 6 minutes. Toss clams with pesto and then linguine.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): About 650 calories, 31.5 g fat (4.5 g saturated), 26 g protein, 900 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber

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