Linguine with Clams Chorizo and Roasted Tomatoes is a dinner that’s incredibly easy to prepare and equally impressive to serve guests. Serve with a light salad for the perfect meal all year round and any day of the week.

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Linguine with Clams

One of our favorite pasta dinners is Linguine with Clams and this recipe couldn’t be simpler to make. We amped up the flavor with chorizo sausage and roasted tomatoes for a hint of fiery sweetness.

I love that the recipe for clam sauce is simple to make and requires minimal hands on time making this a great dinner to cook up on busy weeknights. It’s also elegant enough to serve guests for a weekend dinner party.

This Linguine recipe is one I created out of necessity. A necessity to eat some clams with something carb-y and a necessity to used up some pretty amazing fresh chorizo I purchased at the farmer’s market to make this Queso Fundido.

Linguine with Clams Chorizo and Roasted Tomatoes is seriously the best way to eat pasta….ever. Unless you’re allergic to shellfish then, maybe try this pasta dish instead.

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What is Chorizo

There’s really nothing like fresh chorizo. It’s just slightly spicy with a serious flavor punch. Sometimes it’s hard to find but if you can get your hands on it, by all means use it in everything.

If you can’t find it you can definitely substitute with a cured/smoked chorizo. Chorizo pairs phenomenally well with clams…like they were made for each other. Tossed with some fresh roasted tomatoes and swirled with pasta….your tastebuds will go absolutely bananas and wonder why you’ve been holding out on this deliciousness for so long.

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How to Make Linguine and Clams

Linguine with Clams is super simple to make and, pretty much, all in one pot.

  1. rown the chorizo in a large deep skillet until crisp.
  2. Sauté your veggies in that wonderfully oil it’s left behind.
  3. Deglaze the pan with a bit of wine, toss in the clams and tomatoes and roast in the oven for a bit until the clams open.
  4. Toss with your cooked pasta, sprinkle with some basil and parsley.
  5. Grate some cheese, grab a fork…grab a cocktail…dig in.

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Super easy Linguine with Clams Chorizo and Roasted Tomatoes is the perfect Sunday dinner.
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  • 8 ounces fresh chorizo, casings removed (or cured chorizo, diced)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced vidalia onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • 1 skillet


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large, deep-sided skillet, brown the chorizo over medium heat while breaking apart with a fork. Continue to cook until crispy.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chorizo to a bowl and drain off all but 2 tablespoons of fat.
  • Return the pan to the heat and add the onions. Cook the onions until softened and beginning to brown, approximately 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
  • Add the wine to the pan and deglaze by scraping the brown bits off the bottom with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the clams and tomatoes to the pan. Transfer to the oven and roast for 10-15 minutes or until all the clams have opened.
  • While the clams are roasting, add the pasta to the pot and cook until al dente, approximately 3-4 minutes. (If using dried pasta, cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.)
  • Toss the pasta and 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid with the clams.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley, basil and cheese.
  • Serve immediately.
Serving: 0g, Calories: 378kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 657mg, Potassium: 385mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 165IU, Vitamin C: 7.3mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 1.9mg