This easy yet delicious clam sauce recipe is rich, creamy, and totally delicious served with penne or your favorite variety of tubular pasta. The sauce is flavored with onion and mushrooms, and made creamy by adding two kinds of cheese as well as some cream. You can swap some of the cheese for blue cheese if you like it. Not everyone is a fan but you will not really taste the blue cheese in the finished clam sauce recipe. It will certainly not overpower the other flavors anyway, so throw some in if you want.
The marsala wine adds a cultured note, and this is a flavorful and well-balanced dish, which can be paired with a tossed salad to make a satisfying and appealing dinner. Use canned clams for this recipe; it is not necessary to cook fresh ones.
If you like, you can use fewer clams and more mushrooms. Just use the balance which sounds best for you. In this recipe we are using quite a lot of clams but not so many mushrooms – swap that around if you would rather boost the mushroom amount. You will find this clam sauce recipe easy to make and it is best served right away, perhaps with some grated fresh parmesan on the side.
- ¾ cup shredded mozzarella
- 1 lb penne pasta
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¾ cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 12 oz can chopped clams
- ½ cup marsala wine
- 1 chopped white onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 4 oz quartered button mushrooms
- Fresh basil, for garnish
- Ground nutmeg, for garnish (optional)
- Melt the butter with the olive oil in a skillet, and add the garlic, onions, and mushrooms.
- Sauté these vegetables until tender, then pour in the wine.
- Bring the sauce to a boil, then turn down the heat, add the clams (and about ⅓ of their juice) and cook the mixture until thick.
- Cook the pasta, following the directions on the package, and drain it.
- Combine the cream and cheeses in a double boiler (or in a glass dish over a pot of simmering water) and stir until melted.
- Toss the hot, cooked pasta with the clam mixture and cheese mixture.
- Garnish with fresh basil, and you can also sprinkle some nutmeg around the outside of the plate if you like, for an elegant finish.
This clam sauce recipe is really good, and the finished dish has a lovely fresh flavor and a thick, creamy consistency. The marsala gives it an elegant flavor, and the mushrooms add color as well as another texture. Clams are quite versatile and can be used to make soups and chowders, as well as satisfying pasta sauces. You can also serve fresh clams in their shells, of course. This meal makes great comfort food and, as the photo shows, adding a sprig of basil and a sprinkling of nutmeg transforms the dish from simple-looking to sophisticated.
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