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Pepe's White Clam Sauce Pasta

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 723 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 dozen littleneck clams washed and scrubbed well
  • 1 cup white wine pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc
  • 1 cup clam juice or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons organic butter
  • 3 tablespoons organic heavy cream
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • fresh basil chiffonade
  • 1 pound dried pasta
  • lemon wedges


  1. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add some salt to water. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.

    Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large pot. Add garlic and onion, and saute until softened. Add clams, wine and clam juice. Cover and cook until clams open. Remove clams as their shells open and reserve.

    Add butter and cream to clam sauce. Season with black pepper. Add al dente pasta to sauce and toss well. Stir cornstarch slurry mixture and add to sauce. Toss pasta in sauce and cook until sauce thickens. 

    Divide pasta and sauce among serving bowls. Top with cooked clams.  Squeeze lemon juice on top. Sprinkle basil on top.

Nutrition Facts
Pepe's White Clam Sauce Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 723 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 381mg11%
Carbohydrates 93g31%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.