Clam Soup with Potatoes and Beans

Clam Soup with Potatoes and Beans
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  • 4Servings


  • 12 ounces red-skinned potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 bunches broccolini, trimmed and stems halved lengthwise
  • Salt and pepper
  • 40 littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup store-bought strained tomatoes, such as Pomi brand
  • 1 cup canned navy beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, cut into ribbons


Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until fork-tender, about 15 minutes; drain.

Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden. Add the broccolini, season with salt and pepper, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer the broccolini to a bowl.

Add the clams, wine and 1 cup water to the pot. Cover and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally and transferring the clams as they open to 4 soup bowls, for about 5 minutes. Slice the potatoes and add to the soup bowls.

Add the tomatoes and beans to the pot and bring to a boil. Return the broccolini to the pot and heat through. Transfer the broccolini to the soup bowls, then ladle the broth and beans on top. Top with the basil.