Mussels Marinara

This quick and easy mussels marinara dish only calls for 4 ingredients and is ready in no time. Serve this light Italian meal with crisp tossed salad and bread.


4 servings (serving size: about 4 cups)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 248
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 7.1 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 25.8 g
Carbohydrate 19.6 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Iron 8.8 mg
Sodium 978 mg
Calcium 97 mg


1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 pounds mussels (about 80 mussels), scrubbed and debearded
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Bring Basic Marinara and pepper to a simmer in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add mussels to pan; cover and cook 5 minutes or until shells open. Discard any unopened shells. Sprinkle with parsley.

Bruce Weinstein,

Cooking Light

October 2007
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