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.

Yield: 4 servings.
Total:
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 187
  • Calories from fat: 10%
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 13.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 522mg
  • Calcium: 0.0mg

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

Preparation

  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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