Pasta Patate and Cozze (Potato and Mussels Pasta)

An incredible mix of flavors in that the sweet, delicate potatoes reduced almost to a creamy consistency provide a nice contrast to the savoriness of the mussels.

What a great dish!

Try it at a dinner with friends, or at a casual family lunch, you will win everyone over at the first taste!

Pasta Patate and Cozze

Pasta Patate and Cozze

Potato and Mussels Pasta
Course Italian Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 Cup Pasta Ditalini
  • 1 pound Mussels
  • 3 Medium Potatoes
  • Parsley to taste
  • 3 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Chili Pepper to taste
  • 4 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp White Wine


  • Clean the mussels well.
  • In a large frying pan put 3-4 tablespoons of evo oil.
  • Put a clove of garlic, some chopped parsley, a little hot pepper, heat the oil, put the mussels, cover with the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • After 3-4 minutes, remove the lid, deglaze with white wine, leave on a high flame and let it evaporate.
  • Once all the mussels are open turn off the flame and remove the mussels from the shells, setting them aside on a plate.
  • Now take a strainer and strain the liquid from the mussels, transferring it directly into a large saucepan.
  • Turn on the flame under the saucepan and while the liquid comes to a boil peel the potatoes, cut them into small pieces, wash them under cold running water and put them to cook in the liquid from the mussels, adding a few small tomatoes cut small.
  • Add more water, possibly already hot, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Stirring frequently the potatoes if cut already small will melt, otherwise mash them with a potato masher, then put in the pasta and cook.
  • One minute before the pasta is done cooking, turn off the flame, stir then add the parsley and mussels, stir, let it rest for 2 minutes, then stir again, plate and eat this delicious pasta with mussels and potatoes right away.
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