Mussels in Spicy Red Arrabbiata Sauce

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 1x



  • 2 pounds mussels
  • 1 16 ounce jar arrabbiata sauce
  • ¼ cup cream or half and half
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Rinse mussels under cool water. Discard any that do not fully close when rinsing or resting for 30 seconds (these are dead). Remove any beards if protruding from the shell.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a covered saucepan, bring to a simmer (medium-high heat) and add the mussels. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the mussels have opened ¼ to ½ an inch.
  3. Serve as an entree or over pasta if desired.