Clam Pasta
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Recipe type: Main Course
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Serves: 4-6
 
This flavorful and colorful spaghetti dish is loaded with chopped butter clams, turkey sausage and vegetables.
Ingredients
  • 3-4 slices bacon or turkey bacon
  • 1-2 chicken or turkey kielbasa sausages
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups clam juice or white wine
  • 10-20 butter clams, steamed and chopped
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • Whole wheat spaghetti noodles
Instructions
Preparing the Clams
  1. Soak the clams in salt water for at least an hour to remove the sand.
  2. Discard any clams that are open or that won't close when lightly tapped.
  3. Bring water to boil in a double boiler and place the clams in the top.
  4. Steam the clams until the shells open.
  5. Remove the meat and cut each piece in half lengthwise and take out the guts.
  6. Chop the remaining clam meat into chunks.
Clam Pasta
  1. Cook the bacon until it is crispy.
  2. Chop it into bits and set it aside.
  3. Cook the spaghetti noodles according to the directions on the package.
  4. Cut the turkey sausage into chunks.
  5. Lightly coat a pan with olive oil and saute the chopped vegetables for several minutes or until they are tender.
  6. Add the clam juice {or white wine}, chunks of turkey sausage and the chopped clams and let the mixture simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Toss with Parmesan cheese, feta cheese and bacon bits.
  8. Serve the clam pasta sauce over the cooked whole wheat noodles.
Recipe by Itsy Bitsy Foodies at http://itsybitsyfoodies.com/clam-pasta/