Linguine with Clam Sauce


3 T. butter

3 T. flour

2 c. milk

¾ t. salt

1 T. parsley

1 T. minced onion

2 c. steamed clams, removed from shells and chopped or 2-6 ½ oz. cans minced clams, drained

1-4oz. can mushrooms, pieces and stems, drained

16 oz. linguine

Paprika for garnish


In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter and gradually stir in flour to make a roux.  Gradually add milk, stirring constantly and cook until it begins to thicken.  Add salt, parsley, onion, chopped clams and mushrooms.  Reduce heat to simmer while you prepare linguini according to package directions.  Spoon sauce over the linguine and garnish each serving with paprika. Serves 6.

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