Clams Casino Stir-Fry with Bell Peppers & Ham - Clean Eating Magazine

Clams Casino Stir-Fry with Bell Peppers & Ham

A fun spin on the well-known restaurant appetizer, this stir-fry version becomes a rich and hearty dinnertime meal with all the traditional flavor elements: sweet bell pepper, smoky ham, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salty clams and oregano.
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  • 4Servings


  • 8 oz whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 oz nitrate-free baked ham, chopped (TIP: From your deli or meat counter)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 lb large fresh shucked clams
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or large skillet on medium-high. Add bell pepper, onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add ham, oregano and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute, until oregano is fragrant. Add clams and broth and bring to a simmer over same heat. Simmer for 2 minutes, until clams are tender and cooked through. Stir in bread crumbs and Parmesan and cook for 1 more minute to heat through. Remove from heat, stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper. Serve clam mixture over spaghetti.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 c clam mixture and 1 c spaghetti
  • Calories: 459
  • Carbohydrate Content: 57 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 78 mg
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 9 g
  • Protein Content: 40 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 536 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g