Tagliatelle with Garlic Clam Sauce

Tagliatelle with Garlic Clam Sauce is the perfect pasta for entertaining! It comes together in a flash and it’s creamy, garlic clam sauce made with white wine and parmesan cheese is to die for!ย 

Tagliatelle with Garlic Clam Sauce

I’ve made this garlic clam sauce countless times, tweaking it and trying it with different pastas. I had something similar in Venice when we visited Italy in October of 2017 which is where I drew the inspiration from!

It’s always a hit with dinner guests and I love how quickly it comes together. In the time it takes you to cook the pasta you can have the garlic clam sauce whipped up and ready to serve! There is nothing fancy or complicated about this Tagliatelle with Garlic Clam Sauce, but your guests will be impressed for sure!

Tagliatelle with Garlic Clam Sauce

What goes into Garlic Clam Sauce:

 

Chopped Onions – give the sauce flavor and texture

Fresh Garlic – gives the sauce a lot of it’s flavor, we use a lot of garlic – 6 whole cloves!

Dry White Wine – base of the sauce, helps to bring all the flavors together

Fresh Lemon Juice – brightens and lightens up the flavor, works well with the clams

Parmesan Cheeseย  – makes the sauce creamy

Flour – we use just a little bit, it helps to thicken the sauce

Chopped Clams – the star of the show, use a high quality canned clam (or real clams if you have access to fresh ones)

Egg – the egg holds the sauce together and acts as another thickening agent

Salt and Pepper – seasons the dish

Tagliatelle with Garlic Clam Sauce

How to Serve Tagliatelle with Garlic Cream Sauce

 

Once the sauce is prepared we will toss it with the pasta. Make sure the pasta is evenly coated and then top with pieces of crumbled bacon. This is totally optional, but I don’t suggest skipping because bacon makes everything better ๐Ÿ™‚ You will also want to serve the Tagliatelle with Garlic Cream Sauce with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and some fresh parsley.

Tagliatelle with Garlic Clam Sauce

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Tagliatelle with Garlic Clam Sauce


  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt

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Tagliatelle with Garlic Clam Sauce is the perfect pasta for entertaining! It comes together in a flash and it’s creamy, garlic clam sauce made with white wine and parmesan cheese is to die for!ย 


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Ingredients

1 pound tagliatelle pasta

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1 cup white onion, chopped

6 cloves galic, crushed

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

3/4 cup dry white wine, divided

1 lemon

3/4 cup parmesan cheese, divided

1 tbsp white all-purpose flour

2 6.5oz cans chopped clams, drained

1 egg

6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

fresh parsley


Instructions

Cook tagliatelle according to package directions

While the pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat

Add the onions, sautรฉ 2-3 minutes

Add the garlic, salt and pepper sautรฉ another 2-3 minutes

Add 1/2 cup white wine

Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the skillet

Bring the lemon juice and white whine to a low boil

Add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, stir with a wooden spoon

Add the flour, use your wooden spoon to make sure it all dissolves

When the flour has dissolved, add the clams, mix

Crack the egg into the skillet, using a fork scramble the egg so it cooks evenly into the sauce

If the sauce seems to thick at this point, thin it out with the remaining white wine

Place the cooked tagliatelle in a large bowl, pour the sauce over the pasta and toss gently to coat

Top with the crumbled bacon pieces, fresh parsley and more parmesan cheese for serving


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Tagliatelle with Garlic Clam Sauce

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