Tomato and Garlic Mussel Marinara

Tomato and Garlic Mussel Marinara

Fresh mussels (Mytilus edulis) simmered in tangy tomato garlic marinara sauce served over your favorite pasta.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: blue, certified, garlic, marinara, mussel, mussels, Mytilus edulis, pasta, sustainable, tomato
Servings: 4
Calories: 756kcal


  • 4 lb Mussels whole, scrubbed
  • 550 g Pasta your favorite, cooked
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Tomato Sauce store bought is fine
  • 1/4 cup White Wine dry
  • 2 tbsp Parsley fresh, chopped
  • pinch Oregano dried
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Fresh Basil for garnish


  • Cook and drain pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile place mussels in a large pot and add water. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook just until the shells open, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon transfer the opened mussels to a colander, discarding any unopened mussels. Reserve the cooking liquid.
  • Line a sieve with cheese cloth or paper towel and place over a large bowl. Strain the cooking liquid and reserve 1/2 cup.
  • Add the strained reserved cooking liquid, tomato sauce, garlic, wine, parsley and oregano to a pot and bring to boil over high heat. Cook, stirring often until reduced by half. About 5 minutes. Add the mussels, cover and simmer for about 2 minutes until the mussels are reheated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add pasta to the pot and mix well. Transfer to serving dishes and enjoy.


Calories: 756kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 1320mg | Potassium: 1486mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1069IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 12mg
OCEAN FRIENDLY INGREDIENT!Certified Sustainable – MSC, Seafood Watch, OceanWise or BAP