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Smoked Mussels and Pasta
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Fresh mussels in a creamy yogurt-cheese sauce, served over pasta.

Rating:
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161.0
Total Carbs 20.1 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Sugars 1.6 g
Total Fat 4.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Potassium 131.9 mg
Protein 11.7 g
Sodium 177.2 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat , 1/2 Vegetables , 1 Meat , 1 Starch , 1/2 Lean Meat
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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Servings
Ingredients

11 oz  whole-wheat pasta
0 1/2 cup  chopped leeks
4 oz  Mussels, blue, steamed
0.125 tsp  ground cayenne (red pepper)
0 1/2 tsp  oregano leaves
0 1/4 cup  nonfat cottage cheese
0.125 cup  plain nonfat yogurt
2 tsp  grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp  extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch  black pepper
Directions
  1. According to the package directions, cook the pasta, drain, and set aside.
  2. Microwave the leeks in a covered, microwave safe bowl on high for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lump and translucent. Add the mussels and cayenne pepper to the leeks and stir. Recover and microwave on high for 30 seconds to heat the mussels.
  3. Next, combine the oregano, cottage cheese, yogurt, and Parmesan cheese in a blender until smooth. Combine the cottage cheese and mussel mixtures and microwave on high for about 30 seconds to warm.
  4. Toss the pasta with olive oil, and then stir in the mussel mixture. Divide into roughly 4 equal portions and serve immediately topping with cracked black pepper, if desired.

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