Pasta with Mussels and Vodka Cream Sauce

INGRIDSTEVENS
14Ingredients
40Minutes
840Calories

Description

Rachael Ray Magazine

Ingredients

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  • salt
  • 3/4 pound bowtie pasta (or penne rigate)
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1/3 pound pancetta (or lean bacon, finely chopped)
  • 1 onion (small, finely chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 14 1/2 ounces crushed tomatoes (or diced)
  • 3 basil leaves (torn)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 pounds mussels (scrubbed and de-bearded)
  • crusty bread (for mopping)
  • grated Parmesan (for serving)
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    Directions

    1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.
    2. While the pasta is working, in a deep skillet with a tight-fitting lid, heat the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, over medium heat. Add the pancetta (or bacon) and cook until the fat renders, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the onion, garlic and chile; season with pepper. Cover and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Stir in the vodka and reduce by half. Stir in the tomatoes and basil and bring to a simmer. Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a simmer.
    3. Add the mussels, cover and cook until they open, 7 to 10 minutes. Discard any unopened shells.
    4. Add the pasta to the mussels, adding some of the reserved cooking water as needed to thin the sauce. Toss to combine. Serve the mussels and pasta with crusty bread and cheese, if desired.

    NutritionView More

    840Calories
    Sodium60% DV1450mg
    Fat37% DV24g
    Protein98% DV50g
    Carbs29% DV87g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories840Calories from Fat220
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat24g37%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol115mg38%
    Sodium1450mg60%
    Potassium1580mg45%
    Protein50g98%
    Calories from Fat220
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate87g29%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Sugars4g8%
    Vitamin A35%
    Vitamin C50%
    Calcium20%
    Iron80%

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

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