White Wine Clam Sauce from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipe
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I had never had clam sauce of any kind until I met my husband. We were grocery shopping together just after we were married and he pulled down a CAN of clam sauce. It's funny the items we never notice in the grocery store, isn't it? I had never seen the stuff before, but I'm sure it was there.

Unfortunately for my husband, we started not buying prepared foods and so the clam sauce went by the wayside. Fortunately for my husband, I found this fantastically easy recipe for clam sauce! I normally try to avoid canned anything due to BPA concerns, but canned clams are one of the few canned items I will now buy. Until I find an alternative, that is!

Don't worry about the heavy cream if you don't have it. The sauce will be just as good with out it. In fact, we've never had clam sauce with cream – it's good, but not essential. You can also throw in some tomatoes in lieu of the cream if you have them.

White Wine Clam Sauce

Serves 4     adjust servings

Preparation 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine
  • 2, 6.5 oz cans of clams, juice reserved
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil and butter over medium high heat until butter is melted.
  2. Add garlic and wine and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add in reserved clam juice.
  4. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Lower heat to medium-low and add clams and cream.
  6. Stir until heated through.
  7. Serve sauce over any long pasta like linguine or spaghetti.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 432kcal Calories from fat 233
% Daily Value
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 37g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
White Wine Clam Sauce from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipe
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