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Mussels Pasta Recipe with Red Sauce is an elevated pasta dish that features fresh mussels, linguine pasta, and a red pasta sauce made with garlic and white wine. It is a quick pasta dish that is perfect for a date night in.
I don’t know about you all, but Jared and I look forward to “date night” meals that we can both enjoy together, when the kids go to bed. We usually enjoy elevated dishes that the kids might not like.
Recently, I made us a very easy and truly delicious Mussels Pasta recipe that featured a semi-homemade red sauce made with sautéed garlic, onion, and white wine. It paired perfectly with the freshly caught mussels I picked up at the market.
But this recipe is only as good as the pasta that is used. For this upscale meal, we used Garofalo Pasta which we picked up at our local Big Y.
Garofalo Pasta is the oldest and longest operating pastificio in Gragnano, Italy (since 1789). They are one of the few imported pasta that is made with Non-GMO ingredients–which is very rare these days!
In addition to being Non-GMO, Garofalo Pasta is IGP certified (Identificazione Geografica Proetta) which can only be carried by pastificio in Gragnano, Italy. They meet strict production requirements to preserve the identity of the region’s pasta production.
What this means is us consumers are guaranteed to have the most authentic pasta from Italy, right in the comfort of our own homes.
Garofalo makes a large portfolio of pastas including (but not limited to) Linguine, Capellini Angel Hair Pasta, Orzo, Farfalline, Spaghetti and so much more! They also have a whole wheat line, and a gluten-free line to satisfy a diverse consumer base!
Ingredients to Make Mussels Pasta
If you are looking for a mussels pasta dish that is loaded with depth and flavor, but not a huge time sacrifice, this recipe is for you! Check out the simple ingredients you will need to make this upscale pasta dish.
- One box of Garofalo Linguine Pasta
- 2 lbs of mussels
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 small onion minced
- 28 ounces of crushed tomatoes in Italian Seasonings
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley
How to Make Mussels Pasta with Red Sauce
Scrub and pat dry mussels.
Mince onion and garlic set aside.
Bring a stock pot with a pinch of salt to a boil and add the dry Garofalo Pasta, cook until al dente.
Wash parsley and rough chop; set aside.
In a large skillet, add olive oil, minced garlic and onion.
Heat for about 2 minutes until fragrant.
Add in 1 cup of dry, white wine and stir.
Add in scrubbed mussels, and parsley and stir. Cooked covered for about 3 minutes over medium heat.
Mussels will begin to open up. Stir to combine flavors and simmer for another 2 minutes.
Once mussels are all opened, transfer them to another dish.
Carefully drain half the liquid only from the pot and reserve the onion, garlic, and 50% of the wine mixture.
Add in the full can of tomatoes and mix.
Simmer over low heat.
Meanwhile, remove 50% of the mussels from their shells and add them to the sauce, leave the other half on the shell.
Drain pasta water if you have not and add the pasta to a serving dish or cast- iron pan.
Carefully pour sauce on top of the pasta, and add the shelled mussels.
Sprinkle with additional parsley and enjoy warm.
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Mussels Pasta with Red Sauce
- 1 lb Garofalo Linguine Pasta
- 3 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 small onion minced
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 lbs mussels
- 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes with Italian Seasoning
- 3 tbsps. Parsley, flat leaf
- Scrub and pat dry mussels.
- Mince onion and garlic, set aside.
- Bring a stock pot with a pinch of salt to a boil and add the dry pasta, cook until al dente.
- Wash parsley and rough chop; set aside.
- In a large skillet, add olive oil, minced garlic and onion; heat for about 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add in 1 cup of dry, white wine and stir.
- Add in scrubbed mussels, and parsley and stir. Cooked covered for about 3 minutes over medium heat.
- Mussels will begin to open up. Stir to combine flavors and simmer for another 2 minutes.
- Once mussels are all opened, transfer them to another dish.
- Carefully drain half the liquid only from the pot and reserve the onion, garlic, and 50% of the wine mixture.
- Add in the full can of tomatoes and mix; simmer over low heat.
- Meanwhile, remove 50% of the mussels from their shells and add them to the sauce, leave the other half on the shell.
- Drain pasta water if you have not and add the pasta to a serving dish or cast iron pan.
- Carefully pour sauce on top of the pasta, and add the shelled mussels.
- Sprinkle with additional parsley and enjoy warm.
I saw this recipe, and now I’m going to the store to buy stuff to make it. It looks that good. Few things I love more than seafood pasta. That is how good your pictures are. Wish me luck.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
Looks like something I would love to cook for my family. Mussels are so delicious and to enjoy it with pasta is awesome. I will see if I can get some nice fresh ones tomorrow so I can make this dish the soonest!
This looks like the perfect summer pasta! Mussels are such an under used protein!
Ruth I says
This is such a wonderful recipe. I love the combination of ingredients. They are flavorful and delicate.
This looks really amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try!
katrina Kroeplin says
oh, this looks amazing. i need to make this ASAP!
I will have to make this for my husband. He loves seafood pasta and would be so impressed.
Celebrate Woman Today says
Amy, I applaud you having cooked this meal. I really love it in a good restaurant, but never got brave to cook at home. Now, with your guidance, I’ll attempt it.
My grandfather loved making mussels but I never knew how to cook them. Now I do! Looks easy and delicious.
I don’t think I’ve ever tried mussels before. Do they taste like any other seafood?
I loooove pasta and this looks so good. I’ve never had mussels before though so I’d love to give this a try!
Brianne Tursi Manz says
I love seafood, especially mussels. I so want to try to make this, and hope I can come close!
That is making me so hungry! I love seafood and pasta. I want to stuff my face with that immediately!