Linguine with Mussels


Linguine with Mussels

Linguine with Mussels
20 Min

No muscle is needed to get the family to the table when this dish of Linguini with Mussels is served!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound linguine
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 pound fresh mussels, cleaned (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Cook and drain the pasta according to the package directions; place in a large serving bowl and cover to keep warm.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat crushed tomatoes until simmering.
  3. Add mussels and cook 2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients except the pasta.
  4. Cover and simmer over low heat 3 to 5 minutes, until the mussels open. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  5. Pour over the hot pasta and toss until evenly combined. Serve immediately.


  • Some fish markets sell mussels already cleaned and ready for cooking. If you buy mussels that aren't prepared, here's what to do: Wash them under cold running water and scrub away any grit or barnacles with a stiff food scrub brush. Remove the black "beard" from each mussel by cutting or pulling it off.
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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 590
  • Calories from Fat 47
  • Total Fat 5.2g 8 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.6g 3 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 31g 62 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 32mg 11 %
  • Sodium 733mg 31 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 104g 35 %
  • Dietary Fiber 8.3g 33 %
  • Sugars 13g 0 %

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I have tryed this recipe and it is great

I just add chopped clams from a couple of cans instead of the mussels. Everytime I go to a restaurant and order mussels, there is always grit. I think they were cleaned, but it's actually part of the shell. It grosses me out. Sometimes I also use clam sauce and omit the tomatoes.


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