Linguine with Clams in Saffron Alfredo Sauce


Delicate strands of saffron are paired with a creamy Alfredo sauce which is served over linguine and clams to make an upscale entrée that is sure to please. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Linguine with Clams in Saffron Alfredo Sauce

Minutes to Prep 10

Total Minutes 25

Serves 2

Difficulty 4



STEAM clams with wine and garlic in covered, medium saucepan over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until clams open. Drain clams, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

HEAT sauce, reserved cooking liquid and saffron in small saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir until blended and saffron imparts a yellow color to sauce.

PREPARE pasta according to package directions.

TOP pasta with sauce and clams. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

*Saffron strands can be found in the spice section of major grocery and specialty stores.

Tip: If fresh clams are hard to find, substitute 1 can (6.5 ounces) chopped clams, drained. Simmer Alfredo sauce, 1/2 cup wine, clams, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic and saffron strands for 10 minutes, then follow the instructions above.