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Mussels marinara

Easy Mussels Marinara


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Mussels marinara is a classic Italian dish that looks way fancier than the effort involved! It’s easy, affordable, and tastes incredible.


Ingredients

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  • 1 recipe Easy Marinara Sauce (28 ounces)
  • 8 ounces spaghetti or bucatini pasta
  • 1 1/2 pounds mussels
  • To serve: Chopped fresh basil (left over from the marinara), olive oil

Instructions

  1. Start the Easy Marinara Sauce.
  2. Clean the mussels (see the section above).
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta until it is al dente (start tasting a few minutes before the package recommends: you want it to be tender but still a little firm on the inside). Then drain.
  4. After the marinara sauce has simmered for 15 minutes, add the mussels and cook covered over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes until they open. Stirring several times.
  5. To serve, place pasta in a dish and spoon mussels and marinara over the pasta. Garnish with chopped basil and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian