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overhead photo of linguine with clams in a large skillet, garnished with fresh parsley and two lemon wedges
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4.8 from 5 votes

Clam Linguine

Linguine with Clams is an easy dinner than comes together in under 30 minutes. It is fancy enough for guests, but easy enough for a weeknight meal.
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: pasta recipe, seafood recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1/2 pound linguine cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepepr
  • 1/3 cup white wine I used Pinot Grigio, but any non sweet wine will do
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 13 ounces minced clams (2 6.5 ounce cans) - reserve the juice from the cans
  • fresh parsley minced (for serving)


  • Cook the linguine according to package instructions.
  • While the water for the linguine is coming to a boil, chop the onion and garlic, and measure out the other ingredients.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and sauté 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the white wine, lemon juice, and 1 cup of the juice from the clams (not the clams themselves) to the skillet. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Add the clams and the cooked linguine to the skillet. Toss to combine and serve with fresh parsley.