Linguine and Red Clam Sauce

Red clam sauce is quick and easy to make when you get a head start with a jar of marinara sauce and canned clams. Garlic, hot cherry peppers, and fresh parsley help this pasta dish taste homemade.

Linguine and Red Clam Sauce
Servings: 8


  • 6 cloves sliced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 jars (16 ounces each) marinara sauce
  • 4 - 5 hot cherry peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 4 cans (6.5 ounces each) chopped clams
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 pound cooked linguine
  • Parsley and basil, for garnish

Make It

1. In a large saucepan, cook garlic in olive oil for 1 minute. Add marinara sauce and hot cherry peppers, seeded and sliced.

2. Drain chopped clams, reserving 1 cup liquid. Add clam liquid to the marinara; set clams aside. Simmer sauce for 5 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Add clams and simmer 1 additional minute. Stir in chopped parsley.

3. Toss sauce with 1 pound cooked linguine and serve immediately. Garnish with parsley and basil, if desired.