Mussels with Tomatoes, Spinach and Pasta


Fresh mussels cooked in butter and wine are the stars of this easy pasta meal.

First the ingredients:

Cook the pasta according to package directions: drain and set aside. In pot melt butter over medium-high heat. Add next 5 ingredients. Cook, stirring, until onion softens, 3 minutes. Stir in wine; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes with reserved purée and tomato paste. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil. Add mussels; cover. Cook until mussels open, 5 minutes; transfer to large bowl and keep warm. Discard any mussels that don't open. Stir in spinach or arugula into tomato mixture; heat until wilted. In serving bowl combine pasta with mussels and tomato mixture; sprinkle with parsley.

Makes 4 servings unless your really hungry with only 433 calories.