Easy Fancy-Sounding Dinner- Linguini with White Clam Sauce

I’m really not so great at cooking. And because of that I refuse to cook. I've probably made 5 meals in the year and a half we've been in our apartment.If Tom didn’t cook for me I’d prob have eggos and peanut butter or ice cream and tots for dinner every night. (Really I try to have that anyway but Lil judges me) Tom has faith in me tho. He’s either blinded by love, training me to be a good housewife one day or he’s an idiot. Jury's out. I’m at about .500 as far as meals go (NBD that’s a baseball thing. See I’ll be a great wife even if I can’t cook) Really tho, I fail MISERABLY half the time. Then I take Tom out to din or I order out. The other half of the time I do alright but clearly nothing good enough to make it on the food network.

My mom knows I’m a kitchen dud so she gave us marinade/sauce packets that are realllllly easy and you just have to buy pasta or instant rice and meat. I was all excited cuz I’m like ok, there’s no way I can fuck this up! We (keep in mind the “WE” part) decided on shrimp scampi and a few days later it was d-day (aka the day I’d make din) Tom had gone out on break to get the linguini.  So we’re sitting at lunch and Tom says, “I wanna tell you now so you don’t get mad at me later, but I don’t like shrimp scampi.” Honestly? THIS is the reason I’m as crazy as I am.

So we whisper argue in the break room for a few minutes and finally he’s like, "Well we can make this" and points to the recipe on the pasta box. K. Great. Linguini with white clam sauce it is.

He made me make it when we got home (since he went BACK out to get clams and parsley) but I DID IT and it was reallll good. And If I can make it I swear you can!

The Ingredients
- 1 package linguini
- 3 cans minced clams (6 1/2 oz each)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground back pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Wine isn't listed but it's DEFINITELY a must. I recommend anywhere from 3 glasses to a bottle.

1. Before boiling the water, add a bit of olive oil and salt to the water. Then chop up the garlic, and parsley and open the cans of clams. 
2. Cook the pasta according to the directions
3. Lightly brown garlic in hot oil
4. Remove from heat and add all other ingredients (including clam sauce in the cans)
5. Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes or until heated through
6. Drain pasta
7. Pour sauce over pasta and serve

Finished product!

SO GOOD. I know the final picture isn't amazing but again it's with my phone so gimme a break. I also know that there are a few stray linguini that are hanging out, but they wanted to be in the picture too. Plus I'm messy and shit happens. 

Linked up with Lisette & Catalyn and Tori & Brittany and Jessica & Ashley


  1. Wow, this looks so good! I always forget there are recipes on the side of boxes and packages. Thanks for linking up with Jess and me!

  2. Hubby loves linguini and white clam sauce, I must try this!
    Stop by some time http://styledlikearockstar.blogspot.com

  3. "i'm messy and shit happens" could be the name of my blog/entire life.

  4. Haha, I love your last statement...same here friend!! Looks so good I think I'm gonna have to try it :)

  5. have you on the Chopped so in no time at this rate.

  6. I say you are a pretty good cook because you've master the most important first step...wine!

  7. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl did you know this was my fave meal EVER?! LOVE it! You had me at linguine & clams. Actually, let's be honest. You had me a 3 glasses of wine to a bottle. LOVE my winos! Thanks for linking up!

  8. Yum!! This looks amazing!