Linguine With White Clam Sauce
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 6
 
This is a quick and easy, reduced calorie, version of the traditional Italian dish. It tastes so good that no one will ever know you cut the calories. Enjoy. (Prep time and cook times listed below are for the sauce. Waiting for the water to come to a boil so you can cook the linguine is the longest part of the preparation.) The total cost of the recipe is $5.33 or $0.89 per serving.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of Linguine noodles (white or whole wheat) ($1.00)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced ($0.08)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided ($0.56)
  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans of minced clams ($2.56)
  • Juice of one small to medium lemon (you can use 2 tablespoons of lemon juice concentrate if you don't have a fresh lemon ($0.25)
  • 1 (6-8) ounce container of plain, unflavored, yogurt--Non Fat is okay to use here, but so is regular yogurt. ($0.50)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (to taste) ($0.38)
Instructions
  1. Put salted water on to boil for pasta.
  2. Drain canned clams, but reserve the liquid
  3. Peel and Mince Garlic
  4. Squeeze Lemon Juice
  5. Wait for water to boil. This is a good time to assemble the salad or prep garlic bread for the oven.
  6. Once water has come to a boil, drop pasta into hot water and stir until it has settled into the bottom of the pan.
  7. Set a timer so you will know when the pasta is cooked.
  8. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. Add 2 Tablespoons olive oil to the pan and wait 1 minute
  10. Add garlic to the pan and saute for 1 minute.
  11. Add clams and saute for 2 minutes.
  12. Add clam juice and bring to a boil.
  13. Add lemon juice and mix well, sometimes, the mixture starts to become opaque and thicken slightly at this point.
  14. Stir in yogurt, until it is well incorporated into the sauce and bring to just a boil.
  15. By this time, 10 - 12 minutes should have elapsed, and the pasta should be cooked.
  16. Drain Pasta put into a large bowl and toss with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  17. Pour clam sauce over the pasta and toss well.
  18. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and serve
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/cooking/linguine-with-white-clam-sauce/