This Linguine with White Clam Sauce is a recipe that I have been making for more than 20 years. I modified this recipe of Clams Linguine for use in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker not that long ago. I keep making it over and over again because it is my go to when I really don’t feel like cooking and cleaning up after a long day. I mean after all this thing has a very fast cook time. This white clam sauce recipe is delicious and comes together quickly. It is an easy linguine and clams recipe.
Best white Clam Sauce Recipe
I love white clam sauce on pasta. I prefer it over red sauce. I think it is lighter and more flavorful. This is the best white clam sauce recipe. In this recipe I am using canned clams.I feel they’re delicious even though I do like fresh clams better. Canned clams I always have on hand and they are inexpensive.
How to Make White Clam Sauce
Well this is how I went about making this clam sauce. You can put it over any pasta you like although my favorite is linguine. This pasta with clam sauce also goes well over spaghetti if you do not have linguine.
The first thing I do is put the Instant Pot in Saute Mode. Make sure it is on the normal setting. When the Instant Pot says “HOT” you are ready to go.
Put the olive oil in the pressure cooker and let it get hot for a moment. Add the garlic and saute it until it is fragrant (about 2 minutes). Then add in your canned clams. No need to drain the clams. Then add in the Italian seasoning and other spices.
Add in the chicken broth. I use the Organic Better than Bullion and mix it with water but standard chicken broth is just fine. Stir to combine the broth and the spices.
Break pasta in half and place on top in a crisscrossed pattern. Push pasta down carefully so it is covered in liquid. DO NOT STIR.
Put the lid on the Instant Pot and put the valve in the SEAL Position. Press Pressure cook on the Instant Pot and set to HIGH PRESSURE. Set the Cook time at 5 Minutes. Let the pressure cooker pressurize and cook the white clam sauce.
When the cooking time is completed let the pressure do a NATURAL RELEASE for 5 Minutes and then manually release the rest of the pressure.
Open the Instant Pot and stir everything. It is normal for it to be a little thin. Just let it sit for about another 5 minutes after stirring. It will thicken up.
Then add the parmesan cheese and stir. Remove the Pasta and Clam Sauce from the Instant Pot and Enjoy.
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Linguine with White Clam Sauce (Instant Pot)
- 2 cans Chopped Clams
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 3/4 Cups Chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp red chili pepper
- 2 to 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 oz. Linguine
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Turn on sauté on Instant Pot to normal setting. When hot. Add olive oil to Instant Pot and sauté garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add two cans of chopped clams, chicken broth spices and mix. Add pasta on top of sauce broken in half and crisscrossed. Do not stir. Push down pasta to cover and liquid.
- Secure lid on top of instant pot and turn valve to seal position. Hit Cancel on Instant Pot. Then hit manual pressure and set to high pressure and timer to five minutes. When cooking time is done do a natural pressure release for five minutes then a quick pressure release.Remove lid from Instant Pot and pasta will be a little bit liquidy. Stir and wait a few minutes and then add Parmesan cheese and stir again and sauce will thicken up. Serve and enjoy.