Linguine and Mussels Marinara

5 ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to create this impressive, delicious linguine and mussels marinara dish. Fresh mussels make all the difference.


4 servings.
Total time: 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 187
Caloriesfromfat 10 %
Fat 2 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 13.2 g
Carbohydrate 27.9 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 522 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


8 ounces linguine, uncooked
1 pound fresh, farm-raised mussels
2 cups low-fat chunky pasta sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


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

While pasta cooks, rinse mussels in cold water; remove beards on mussels, and scrub shells with a brush. Discard opened or cracked mussels. Combine mussels, pasta sauce, and red pepper flakes 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.)

Place 3/4 cup drained pasta into each of 4 bowls. Top evenly with mussels and sauce; sprinkle with basil. Serve immediately.

Cooking Light 5-Ingredient 15-Minute Cookbook,

Oxmoor House

January 1999
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