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Chorizo-Mussel Noodle Bowl

This recipe incorporates authentic Catalonian flavors, thanks to saffron and the smoked pork used in Spanish chorizo. Serve with a tossed green salad.

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups mussel mixture and 3/4 cup pasta)


  • 6 ounces uncooked linguine
  • none Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 ounces Spanish chorizo sausage or turkey kielbasa, cut into (1/2-inch-thick) slices
  • 3 none garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • 2 cups chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 none (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded (about 60 mussels)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley


Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

While pasta cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, bell pepper, sausage, and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Add the saffron, and sauté 4 minutes or until sausage is browned. Stir in tomatoes; cook 2 minutes. Add wine, black pepper, and broth; bring to a boil. Add mussels; cover and cook 4 minutes or until mussels open. Remove from heat; discard any unopened shells. Stir in parsley. Serve mussel mixture over pasta.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 482none
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 15.2g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 32.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.1g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Iron: 8.7mg
  • Sodium: 936mg
  • Calcium: 82mg

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Chorizo-Mussel Noodle Bowl Recipe