Pasta with mussels in tomato sauce
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Pasta with mussels in tomato sauce

Recipe (dinner)

You can do a lot with mussels, but in this recipe we show you how to make a delicious, super quick pasta with mussels in a tomato sauce! A really rustic and easy recipe for the whole family.

  • 1

    Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.

  • 2

    Put a pan on medium-high heat with a dash of olive oil.

  • 3

    Add the onions and let this simmer for 2 minutes.

  • 4

    Add the red chilli, garlic cloves and parsley. Let this simmer for another minute. Add the tomato paste and mix everything well. Let this simmer for 2 minutes.

  • 5

    After 2 minutes, add the peeled tomatoes and mash the tomatoes with a spatula or fork. Season with some salt and add a bit of pasta water to the mixture. Let everything simmer for 10 minutes.

  • 6

    Drain the pasta when it is al-dente. Let the pasta cool down by rinsing them under cold water.

  • 7

    Once the sauce simmered for 10 minutes, add the mussels and basil leaves. Mix everything well and put a lit on the pan. The mussels are ready when the shells are open. Mix everything well.

  • 8

    Once the mussels are ready, add the pasta. Mix everything and add some pepper. Serve the mussels in tomato sauce immediately. Enjoy!


  • - 200 g. penne rigate

  • - 1 onion, finely chopped

  • - 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • - 1 chilli, finely chopped

  • - handful of parsley stalks, finely chopped

  • - 1 tsp. tomato paste

  • - 400 g. tomato paste

  • - pepper and salt

  • - 1 kg. fresh mussels, washed

  • - 10 basil leaves, roughly chopped

  • - olive oil

  • 20 min
  • 2 persons