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whole wheat fusilli with mussels

Whole Wheat Fusilli with Mussels

This whole wheat fusilli with mussels recipe is delicious, healthy and super quick to make. Ingredients are Fusilli, cherry tomatoes, shallots and mussels.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dinner, healthy, lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 663kcal



  • Fill a large pot with salted water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Add the fusilli and cook 2 minutes less than indicated on the package, because you will continue cook the pasta a few more minutes in a saucepan. Drain pasta and set aside.
  • In another large pot, bring water to a boil over high heat and add the mussels. Cook for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and set aside each opened mussel. Discard all mussels that have not opened.
  • In a saucepan, add extra olive oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook shallots until translucent.
  • Add garlic, red pepper flakes and cherry tomatoes. Sauté everything together for few minutes (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Add reserved fusilli and mussels and stir well for more 2 minutes.
  • Add basil, salt and pepper to taste. Adjust seasoning if necessary.


Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 774mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g