Linguine with Clams in Saffron Alfredo Sauce

Linguine with Clams in Saffron Alfredo Sauce

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10 min.
25 min.
2 Servings

Delicate strands of saffron are paired with a creamy Alfredo sauce which is served over linguine and clams to make an upscale entrée that is sure to please. Garnish with chopped parsley.


  • 1 pound (about 24) small fresh clams, scrubbed clean
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 container BUITONI Refrigerated Alfredo Sauce (10 oz.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron strands*
  • 1 package BUITONI Refrigerated Linguine (9 oz.)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (optional)
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STEAM clams with wine and garlic in covered, medium saucepan over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until clams open. Drain clams, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

HEAT sauce, reserved cooking liquid and saffron in small saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir until blended and saffron imparts a yellow color to sauce.

PREPARE pasta according to package directions.

TOP pasta with sauce and clams. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

*Saffron strands can be found in the spice section of major grocery and specialty stores.

Tip: If fresh clams are hard to find, substitute 1 can (6.5 ounces) chopped clams, drained. Simmer Alfredo sauce, 1/2 cup wine, clams, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic and saffron strands for 10 minutes, then follow the instructions above.

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This was amazing. I couldn't find fresh clams, so I used two cans of minced clams instead of one, and I served it with garlic bread and Chablis. It was incredible.

- Stacie from Jacksonville, FL

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 2

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 810
  • Calories from Fat: 280
  • Total Fat: 31g (48% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 17g (84% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 155mg (51% of DV)
  • Sodium: 1620mg (68% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 82g (27% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% of DV)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Vitamin A: 20% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 25% of DV
  • Iron: 20% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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