Quick Clam Spaghetti

Servings: 8
May 14, 2008 11:06:52 AM PDT
Kim Kirchherr, dietitian with Jewel-Osco, shares a recipe for a healthy meal without blowing your budget. This is a very quick and easy crowd pleaser! Spaghetti tossed with clams, garlic, parsley, and parmesan. The kids will love it, adults too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans chopped clams with juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley, for garnish
Directions:

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and sauté the garlic 1 minute, until tender. Mix in the clams and juice. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup.

3. In a large bowl, toss the spaghetti with the sautéed clams, chopped parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Garnish with parsley sprigs to serve.

Nutritional Information for quick clam spaghetti:
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 337
Cholesterol: 36mg
Total Carbohydrates: 44.5g
Dietary Fiber: 3.4g
Protein: 22.1g

Note: To improve the nutrition even more on this recipe, use a whole grain pasta ? or one with at least 2 g fiber per serving.

Recipe courtesy of www.allrecipes.com. Find this and other ideas on www.jewelosco.com ? click on plan to see recipes.


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