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This simple dinner of angel hair pasta with mussels is a delicious way to enjoy fresh seafood.  Sweet red peppers help balance the naturally salty mussels and the slightly acidic tomatoes.

Domenica Marchetti
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2007


Lee Harrelson

Recipe Summary

37 mins
37 mins
4 servings (serving size: 9 mussels, about 1 cup pasta, and about 2 teaspoons parsley)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; keep warm.

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add bell pepper, salt, and ground red pepper; sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and wine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes. Add mussels, and increase heat to medium. Cover and simmer for 7 minutes or until shells open. Discard any unopened shells. Serve mussel mixture over pasta; sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; calories from fat 18%; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 2.6g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 46.9g; fiber 4.5g; cholesterol 40mg; iron 8.7mg; sodium 809mg; calcium 85mg.