Fit Fast Food: Pasta and Clam Sauce 15 minutes

Fit Fast Food

Linguini and Clam Sauce

Time: 15 minutes




  • 2 cans minced clams + juice
  • 1/2 cup Kerrygold unsalted butter (butter made from grass fed cow, more pure)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh organic parsley
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional but so good!)
  • 1 package spinach pasta or your favorite pasta


In small sauce pan, heat olive oil and sautee garlic to flavor the oil.  Add clams, butter, black pepper, red pepper, basil and parsley.  Bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Cook pasta according to instructions. Drain. Serve pasta hot topped with the sauce and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.


Fit Fast Food Notes:

  • Buy pre-minced garlic for faster prep
  • Barilla makes a protein pasta for extra protein, less carbs
  • Try specialty pastas from health food stores for more homemade taste and texture

  • Parsley is easy to grow
  • Keep cans of minced clams in the pantry to easily make this meal without having to go to the grocery store
  • Buy a living Basil plant and keep on your kitchen counter for fresh basil anytime and it looks nice, too. More cost effective than buying basil in those plastic containers for 1 meal.

Enjoy! Check out more Fit Fast Food Recipes AND my new Fit Cooking Book! Available in Soft Cover or downloadable eBook Format

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Nutrition Facts / Clams:





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