Carmella’s Easy Red Clam Sauce – simple means tasty, you can put this together quickly and easily.

You can put this meal together in less than 30 minutes.  Start your pasta, and gather up your ingredients and by the time the sauce is done, your pasta will be done as well.

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Carmella’s Easy Red Clam Sauce

Yield: 4 servings.

Thanks to cdalberto for this recipe.

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Carmella's Easy Red Clam Sauce

Make this easy red clam sauce, you can put dinner together in no time at all. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Clams, Pasta Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 501kcal


  • 12 ounces chopped clams canned or use fresh
  • 1/2 pound fresh clams
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 18 ounces marinara sauce
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound pasta cook according to package directions


  • Drain cans of clams or clean the fresh clams. Heat olive oil in heavy bottom pot and add garlic throw in clams if using fresh lower hear and add lid and wait until all clams are open. Discard unopened clams. Dump in sauce and simmer 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper or any other seasoning you like. Serve over pasta with your favorite bread.


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 803mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3.1mg
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