Easy Comfort Food: One Pot Spaghetti and Clam Sauce

By Lynn Cahoon

I found this recipe on line one day and though, this can’t work. One night, I was doing dinner alone as the cowboy was out of town and tried my version of the recipe. It was awesome. And, it’s even better warmed up for lunch the next day.

Here’s my version.

Heat a large fry pan, with deep sides – over medium heat.

Add –

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
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  1. Cook 3-5 minutes until onions are translucent and mushrooms browned.
  2. Then add a can of chopped clams (including the juice.)
  3. Add two cups of water (or chicken broth)
  4. Then add 2-4 servings of spaghetti. Break in half and make sure the pasta is under water.
  5. Cook for 10-15 minutes more – adding more liquid before the pan runs dry.
  6. I like to add a cup of milk during the last minutes of cooking to make the sauce creamier.
  7. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

When the sauce is set and the pasta cooked, serve with garlic bread and a green salad. 

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