Mussels Mariniere with Linguine


A wonderful mussel sauce served over a bed of noodles.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 4 quarts fresh mussels

  • 1 (16 ounce) package linguini pasta

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 cups white wine


  1. Scrub mussels and pull off beards, cutting them at the base with a paring knife. Discard those that do not close when you handle them and any with broken shells.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet place 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, onion, garlic, parsley, bay leaf, thyme and wine. Bring to a boil and lower heat; cook for 2 minutes. Add mussels; cover and cook just until they open, 3 to 4 minutes. Do not overcook.

  4. Divide pasta into 4 bowls and spoon mussels over noodles.

  5. Strain mussel liquid, and return to pot. Add remaining butter or margarine and heat until it melts. Pour over mussels and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

772 Calories
14g Fat
94g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 772
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 517mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 94g 34%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 36mg 182%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 37mg 208%
Potassium 1126mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.