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Pasta with Mussels in Wine Sauce

pasta with mussels in wine sauce Entree Italian
Pasta with Mussels in Wine Sauce
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 4

If you’re looking for a seafood dish that is inexpensive and easy to make, just pick up a few pounds of mussels. They’re delicious when combined with garlic, onions, and tomatoes in a wine sauce, either red or white. We often find ourselves believing that these dishes are too complicated to prepare, not realizing that in just a few minutes you and your family can be enjoying a delicious meal. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
pack (16 ozs) of rigatoni pasta, uncooked
3
lbs of mussels, washed and deveined
2
tablespoons of olive oil
1
medium onion, chopped
2
green chives
1
garlic clove, chopped or mashed
1
cup of pasta sauce
1
bell pepper, chopped
4
seedless roma tomatoes, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2
cup of white wine

Directions

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  • 1
    Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  • 2
    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, sauté for 5 minutes or until tender, add sauce.
  • 3
    Add the bell pepper and salt/pepper.
  • 4
    Add the tomatoes and wine, let boil. Reduce heat to low and add the mussels, cover and cook for 7 minutes or until they open. Serve over the pasta, sprinkle with chives or fresh basil.

Expert Tips

  • You can use scallops or shrimp instead of mussels.
  • You can also use clam juice in place of wine.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • If you’re looking for a seafood dish that is inexpensive and easy to make, just pick up a few pounds of mussels. They’re delicious when combined with garlic, onions, and tomatoes in a wine sauce, either red or white. We often find ourselves believing that these dishes are too complicated to prepare, not realizing that in just a few minutes you and your family can be enjoying a delicious meal.

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