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Saffron Pasta with Mussels and Sausage

Mussels in Saffron Pasta, Italian Sausage
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 2 dozen mussels double that if you are not using sausage
  • 4 hot Italian sausage links
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 shallots finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron steeped in 1 tablespoon hot water (that has been boiled) for at least two hours
  • 1 cup white wine
  • sea salt pepper
  • 1 pound saffron pasta
  • sea salt pepper
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  • n large frying pan:
  • Saute onion for two minutes. Add garlic.
  • Add sausage, cut on diagonal.
  • Once sausage is nearly cooked, add wine, bring to boil.
  • Add saffron.
  • Add pre-cleaned mussels
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  • Cover. Cook for 3-6 minutes, just until mussels are opened.
  • Serve over cooked pasta that has been tossed with a tiny bit olive oil, salt, pepper. Make sure to use all the juices from the pan for the pasta.
  • Season with salt and pepper.


If you don’t like mussels, just try the pasta with some sausage. You will have to add in some further flavoring, perhaps a bit of browned butter:
If you don’t like mussels, this pasta is good alone or with some sausage and/or shrimp.