Pasta with Smoked Clams

Delicious Pasta Dinner

I have no idea what to title this recipe.  Smoked clams and turkey bacon mixed together is a new one for me.  And a good new one I might add.  Josh loves smoked clams and is always pushing for them to be added to any meal.  I love them too and don’t resist but most of the time I prefer them as a snack.  So tonight was the perfect Joshua dinner.  And it’s extremely simple!  The smokiness of the clams and bacon went well together and I let these flavors spice the dish other than adding some s&p and pecorino romano.

The Basics

  • Turkey Bacon, 2 slices diced into small squares
  • Smoked Clams, 1 tin
  • Small Onion, sliced into thin rings
  • Garlic, 3 cloves minced
  • Zucchini, sliced into thin rounds (I used two small ones)
  • Mushrooms, sliced relatively thin (I used about 6)
  • Quinoa Spaghetti
  • Olive Oil
  • White Wine, splash


1. Put up a pot of water to boil for the pasta.

Browning Turkey Bacon

2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat add a bit of olive oil.  Once warm add the bacon and cook for 5 minutes or until browned.

Onion added

3. Add the onion and continue to cook for another 3 minutes or so.

(Add pasta to boiling water)

Veggies Added

4. Add the garlic, zucchini, and mushrooms.  Season generously with some s&p.  Continue to cook for another 5 minutes or so.

Wine about to be added

5. Once veggies are about done add a splash of white wine and continue to cook off.


6. Add the smoked clams.

(Pasta should be about done)

Pasta heating through and absorbing the flavors

7. Drain and rinse cooked pasta, add to veggie/clam/bacon mixture, and cook until heated through.

8. Serve with some fresh grated pecorino romano.

I heart Pecorino Romano


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