Pasta with Artichoke Clam Sauce and Bacon

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As bacon month continues I’ve been looking for some unusual recipes that include bacon.  Years ago I had a favorite pasta recipe that was linguine and clams.  It was one of the first ways I ate clams.  So when I came across a pasta dish that had an artichoke clam sauce and bacon I was sold immediately.  Another bonus?   It’s a quick meal that is ready in about 20 minutes so it’ll be perfect for the school year.

Delicious Pasta with Artichoke Clam Sauce and Bacon makes for a fabulous weeknight meal!

The sauce is made with a base of clams, artichokes, tomatoes, and wine which I think is a delicious sauce base.   Then you add in some herbs, seasonings, and some of the bacon.  Plate it up and sprinkle with more bacon, fresh herbs, and Parmesan cheese.  It’s such a simple dish but it packs a lot of flavor and the bacon on top gives it a little crunch.

Pasta with Artichoke Clam Sauce and Bacon

Delicious Pasta with Artichoke Clam Sauce and Bacon makes for a fabulous weeknight meal!

Pasta with Artichoke Clam Sauce and Bacon

A quick and easy weeknight meal, this pasta is cooked in a skillet with artichokes, clams, bacon, and a white wine sauce.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 lb. small pasta shells
  • 6 slices bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 8 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 10 oz. clams drained
  • 1/3 c. dry white wine
  • 2 c. artichokes hearts quartered
  • 1 15 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 t. red pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme minced
  • 1 Tablespoon rosemary minced
  • 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water. Set aside and keep warm.
  • In a large skillet cook the bacon pieces over medium high heat. Cook for 4-6 minutes or until the pieces have browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel to drain.
  • Return the pan to medium high heat and add the garlic and shallots. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add in the clams, wine, artichokes, and tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes then stir in the red pepper and reserved pasta water. Cook for 2-3 additional minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add in have the bacon, parsley, thyme, and rosemary. Mix well.
  • Divide the pasta between plates then sprinkle with remaining fresh herbs, bacon, and Parmesan cheese.


Source: Adapted from Saveur

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