The Originators of Quick & Easy Cooking!

Free Offer
Easy Pasta Recipes: 31 Best Pasta Recipes with Chicken, Beef and More

Liven up your pasta with great recipes from this FREE e-book!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Linguine and Mussels Marinara

(1 Votes)
10 Min
13 Min
23 Min

We can't go wrong with this classic Italian dish, Linguine and Mussels Marinara. It is the perfect meal with such simple ingredients.

What You'll Need:
  • 8 ounces linguine, uncooked
  • 1 pound fresh, farm-raised mussels
  • 2 cups chunky-style pasta sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
What To Do:
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

  2. While pasta cooks, rinse mussels in cold water; remove beards on mussels, and scrub shells thoroughly with a brush. Discard any opened or cracked mussels. Combine mussels, pasta sauce, and red pepper in a large deep skillet. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until mussels open. (Discard any unopened mussels.)

  3. Place drained pasta into individual shallow bowls. Top with mussels and sauce; sprinkle with chopped basil. Serve immediately.


Before preparing, tap mussels that have an opened shell. If they close, they're fine to cook; if they remain open, discard them along with any cracked mussels. To debeard a mussel, grasp the hairlike beard with your thumb and forefinger, and pull it away from the shell. Then the mussels are ready for a quick simmer.

Ratings & Comments

My Rating:  

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Cancel Reply to Comment


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Mr. Food Test Kitchen E-Newsletter

  • Tasty Quick & Easy Recipes
  • Helpful Cooking Tips & Hints
  • Themed eCookbooks
  • Special Partner Offers
  • ...and so much more

Enter Your Email:

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.


No-Bake Lemonade Cheesecakes

Craving a homemade dessert, but don't feel like baking? Then our recipe for No-Bake Lemonade Cheesecakes is right up your alley! In less than 10 minutes you can whip up this 5-ingredient dessert recipe that'll have leave you dreaming of breezy blue skies and fields of fresh berries.

About Mr. Food Advertise on Contact Us FAQ Press Room Privacy Policy Terms of Service Keyword Index Today's Recipe Find Us on TV Subscribe Unsubscribe Site Map RSS

---- 1 ----