Spaghetti Cozze (Mussels)

Spaghetti Cozze (Mussels)

Pasta, Cornish Mussels and a Spicy Italian Sauce. A classic trio - as consummate as the Three Tenors, as harmonious as the Bee-Gees and as dazzling as Destiny’s Child - Perfect

  • Dish Type: Main
  • Serves: 2
  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Cuisine type: Italian



  1. Wash your mussels thoroughly and de-beard them, discarding any that are cracked, or that stubbornly stay open when tapped.
  2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the spaghetti. Give it a good stir and boil for approximately 1 minute less than you would normally cook it for (around 9 minutes - it should be “Al Dente”). Stir occasionally to prevent it sticking.
  3. Warm a separate saucepan, big enough to take both the mussels and spaghetti. Place the mussels inside and place a lid on top. As the mussels start to pop open, add the spicy tomato sauce and give everything a good shake and stir.
  4. When the pasta is cooked, drain and add the pasta to the sauce and mussels on a low heat.
  5. Finely chop your parsley.
  6. To serve, divide the pasta and mussels between two bowls, spooning over the remaining sauce and garnish liberally with chopped parsley.

Nutrition per serving

  • Per Serving 665kcal / 2804kj
  • Fat 10.9g
  • Saturates 1.7g
  • Carbs 97.6g
  • Sugars 16.2g
  • Protein 31.1g
  • Salt 1.78g