Dinner Tonight: Quick and Healthy Menus in 45 Minutes (or Less)

These recipes, paired with simple sides, can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. Check back for additional recipes around the beginning of each month.

Dinner Tonight: Pasta

What's quicker than pasta? These simple dinners come together in a flash.

Linguine with Clams and Fresh Herbs Recipe
Photo: Ellie Miller

Linguine with Clams and Fresh Herbs

Time: 30 minutes

Prep Pointer: Scrub the littleneck shells before cooking to remove any sand or grit.

Serve with Baby Romaine Salad: Combine 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a bowl. Drizzle mixture over 6 cups baby romaine lettuce leaves; toss well to coat. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 63; FAT 3.7g (sat 0.5g); SODIUM 185mg

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