Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.
Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, dried herbs if using and crushed red pepper to pan; sautÃ© 3 minutes or until onion is lightly browned. Stir in tomato paste and tomatoes; cook 4 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Stir in clams; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in fresh parsley, basil, and oregano if using. Serve with pasta. Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup pasta and about 1 cup sauce).
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