Linguine with Mushrooms and Clam Sauce

I’m a pasta girl. I love pasta. I would never ever ever be able to give up carbs. Ever. Bread, pasta, rice. .  I need it all. Everything in moderation friends.

Tonight, I wanted to mix it up a little. No marinara sauce today. And I’m reading Jenna Weber’s book White Jacket Required and this is her favorite dish. If the thought of using canned clams makes you cringe, you can try Giada’s recipe but remember, we’re keeping things simple here at Hip Foodie Mom during the week, trying to not whip out thirty ingredients and keeping the cooking time under 30 minutes so you can actually get dinner on the table for your family at a decent hour.

And don’t let the canned clams fool you. This dish is freakin’ delicious. Word. Give this one a try and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy!

Linguine with Mushrooms and Clam Sauce
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I’ve changed some things up on this recipe. To see Jenna’s original recipe, buy her lovely book! (p. 13)
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6

  • 1 package linguine pasta
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped (or minced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 (15 ounce) white clam sauce (I bought Progresso)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ½ cup fresh italian parsley, chopped and split (for sauce and garnish)
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  1. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the onions, mushrooms and garlic and cook until soft and tender, about 5 minutes. Add the clams and clam sauce and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Add the lemon juice, and half of the parsley. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 3 more minutes.
  4. Add the pasta to the sauce and mix. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and the remaining parsley.






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15 Responses to "Linguine with Mushrooms and Clam Sauce"

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  1. Star Fashion Addict

    October 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Beautiful looking pasta, thanks so much for sharing, look forward to trying.

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you so much!

  2. Linda @ My Foodgasm Journal

    October 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I’m also a carb addict and I can eat bread + noodles every day, lol. This recipe is a swoon, especially since I always prefer white sauce over red sauce on pasta. And clams? Oh my my, this really puts a smile on my face all day long.

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Linda, you must try this recipe then! It’s super simple and sooooo good! It took a lot of self control for me not to eat 2 plates full! :)


    October 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Love the flavor combinations.

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you, Richard! :) Hey, you inspired me to cook up some red quinoa! Recipe will be posted on Sunday!

  4. Ashley - Baker by Nature

    October 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I LOVE pasta! That linguine looks incredible… bookmarked!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 6, 2012 at 6:37 am

      Hi Ashley, thank you so much!

  5. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    October 6, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Oh I would never give up those carbs either..I would rather run everyday than give it up!:))
    You pasta look amazing and recipe is so delicious! I Want some right now!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 6, 2012 at 6:38 am

      Thank you, Sandra! You’ve got to try this one. . it’s really delicious! :)

  6. The Wimpy Vegetarian

    October 7, 2012 at 12:46 am

    I’m a pasta girl too. Totally. And linguini with white clam sauce is hands down my favorite. I’ve never tried it with mushrooms though – what a great idea. I’m trying your version next time I make it :-)

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 7, 2012 at 1:29 am

      Thank you! I added mushrooms because we love them so much! Please let me know how you like it! :)

  7. Heather McCann

    October 7, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Wow this looks fantastic!! I’m SO hungry now!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 7, 2012 at 3:27 am

      Thank you, Heather! :)

  8. girl in a food frenzy

    October 8, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Definite carb lover and carboholic here too. Tinned clams are the best, or some reason they can be tricky to find sometimes but I love them with a little cream and wine tossed through beautiful pasta like this. Love that this works for families and grown-ups special treats too…


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