Linguine with White Clam Sauce

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 pound fresh linguine
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 (5 1/2 oz) cans whole baby clams

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INSTRUCTIONS

Prepare linguine according to package directions.  Drain well.

In a small saucepan, combine cream, butter and nutmeg.  Simmer 10 minutes or until butter melts and mixture is well combined.  Stir in cream cheese, chopped herbs and garlic.  Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and clams.  Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pour sauce over linguine and toss.  Garnish with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.


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