Mussels with Rag Pasta and Pesto

The fresh, clean flavour of a classic basil pesto and the richness of pasta are magical partners to Kinkawooka Mussels.

With just a few simple ingredients and a few short steps… you’ll be dishing up a pot of irresistible tasting mussels in no time at all.

Serves: 2 PRINT THIS

With only a handful of ingredients, this mussel recipe will deliver on all fronts – value, time and taste. You’ll only need a few minutes to whip up this nutritious meal that will leave your family wanting more.


  • 500g Boston Bay Live Pot Ready Mussels
  • 250gm fresh or dried rag pasta
  • A splash of dry white wine
  • 50gm butter
  • 100gm pesto sauce
  • 1/2 bunch torn basil leaves


1 Drain off the liquid in the bag and use the mussels straight away.

2 Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until tender but still has some 'bite', drain and set aside.

3 Cook mussels with a splash of white wine in a pot, lid on, high heat, for 4mins. Don't overcook mussels – they'll lose their soft texture.

4 Remove mussels, add pesto to liquid and stir. Add butter and melt, then add pasta.

5 Add mussels and torn basil, stir and pour into a hot bowl.

6 Don't throw away any that are unopened after cooking – prise open and eat!

Where to buy

Our Premium Products

Eyre Peninsula Seafoods is home to Australia’s premium mussel brands: Kinkawooka Shellfish and Boston Bay Mussels. Soft, small and sweet with a rich creamy texture, our mussels are simply the best. Ocean fresh, certified organic and sustainably farmed, our mussels are good for you and the ocean.

Kinkawooka Shellfish

Cooking for a crowd? With Kinkawooka’s 1kg Ready to Cook Mussels you can easily serve up a pot of our ocean fresh mussels to your dinner guests.

Mussel Hot Pot

They’re here and they’re fabulous… our Boston Bay Mussel Hot Pot from the pristine waters off the Eyre Peninsula, packed fresh using only the best ingredients.

Boston Bay

Our 1kg Ready to Cook Boston Bay Mussels make the perfect choice to cook when feeding a crowd. Restaurant quality mussels in your home!

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