Bowl of spaghetti pasta and clams in a white wine garlic sauce topped with fresh parsley.
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One-Pot Spaghetti with Clams in a White Wine Garlic Sauce

Want a savory seafood dinner that's done in 30 minutes with almost no effort? Try this one-pot recipe for Spaghetti with Clams in a White Wine Garlic Sauce.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4


  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup onion (chopped fine)
  • 8 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 cans chopped clams (6.5 oz cans)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tsp clam bouillon (or vegetable bouillon)
  • 1/2 tsp basil (fresh, chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flake
  • 10 oz spaghetti (dried)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (fresh, chopped)


  • Prepare your ingredients by finely chopping your onion, mincing the garlic, and chopping your fresh basil and parsley.
  • In a medium pot, melt 4 tbsp of butter into 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Add your onions and garlic to the butter. SautĂ© over medium heat until the onions begin to get translucent. About 5 minutes. Stir often to prevent your garlic from browning.
  • Open your cans of clams and squeeze the juice into the pot. Set the clam meat aside for later.
  • Stir in 2 tsp of clam or vegetable bouillon, 1 cup of dry white wine, 2 cups of water, and the spices—basil, oregano, and red pepper flake. Bring to a boil.
  • Break your dried spaghetti in half and add directly to the clam broth. Stir immediately and separate any spaghetti noodles that try to stick together. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep the spaghetti loose.
  • Stir in the clam meat and cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Serve topped with fresh parsley.
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