A delicious seafood pasta! Try our Greenshel Mussell with Spaghetti, white wine & fresh tomato recipe for an easy meal.

Spaghetti with Mussels in rich tomato sauce

Need a simple dish with tasty ingredients? Try our spaghetti with Greenshell™ Mussels, white wine, and fresh tomato sauce for an easy mid-week meal!
35 mins
3-4 people


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes

  • 6 medium vine ripened tomatoes, roughly chopped

  • ½ cup white wine

  • sea salt and ground pepper

  • 20 shelled mussels, fresh (steamed) or frozen (thawed)

  • small handful parsley, finely chopped

  • 300 grams dried spaghetti

  • crispy gremolata crumbs (see recipe below)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1½ cups fresh, coarse white breadcrumbs

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon

  • sea salt and ground pepper


1. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan and when hot, add the garlic, chilli flakes, tomatoes and wine. Season well and cook until the tomatoes have started to collapse. Add the mussels and cook until hot then stir in the parsley.

2. Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions. Drain then divide between serving bowls.

3. Top with the mussel sauce then a good spoonful of crispy crumbs, serving the rest separately.


Frozen: thaw first and if using ½ shell remove meat from shell once thawed.
Fresh: steam until mussels open and remove meat from shell.


Heat the oil and butter in a large sauté pan. Add all the ingredients and cook, stirring constantly, until crisp and golden. Season with salt and pepper. Makes about 1½ cups.


Serve the mussel spaghetti straight from the pan or pot, sprinkled with the crispy gremolata crumbs and chopped parsley or transfer to a pre-warmed serving dish.


Substitute the mussels for prawns for another delicious seafood spaghetti meal.

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