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Linguine and Mussels Marinara

Total time 15 mins
Yield 4 servings.
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.)

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

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