Spaghetti with Clam Sauce - VeryVera

Spaghetti with Clam Sauce

As a pre-teen, I would visit my sister, Bitsy, and her husband, Jeff, during the summer. The ten year age difference had me spell-bound by her mastering of being a wife and homemaker. This was one of the first entrees I perfected. It’s delicious!

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 10m


  • 1/4 c extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 c sliced black olives
  • 1 (10-ounce) can baby clams
  • 1 spaghetti or vermicelli noodles, cook as much desired for 4 servings
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese, as desired for topping


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan set over medium heat. Sauté the garlic and parsley until the garlic becomes fragrant and it is slightly brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add in the olives and clams, including the juice from the clam can.
  3. Simmer until heated through, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  4. To serve, toss with spaghetti noodles and top with freshly grated Parmesan.