Spaghetti with Clams – Pasta alle Vongole

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A quick and super-simple Italian recipe. Spaghetti with clams is always making everyone happy. Don’t take out the garlic, the taste is all there. A pinch of crushed chill pepper would be perfect, but only to those who like hot things. :)


Serves 4

Ready in 30 minutes


1 kg clams

400 grams spaghetti (size n. 5)

1 garlic clove minced

2 tbs parsley, minced

half glass of white wine

3 tbs extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper


To prepare clams, you need to wash them under running water.


Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the minced gralic.


Add the clams, cover with a lid and let them open up (it should take 5/6 minutes).


Once they are opened, uncover, and add the wine.


Let simmer at medium heat for further 7/8 minutes or until the smeel of wine is not alcoholic anymore (you will need the juices so dont let them evaporate too much).

Retain from fire and add the fresh chopped parsley.


Cook the pasta according to directions in salted boiling water, drain and add the pasta to the clams pan.




On medium heat sauté them for a couple of minutes and serve.