Roasted Mussels with Pancetta + Olives

October 17, 2013

Serves: 4


  • 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed clean
  • 1 (4-ounce) piece pancetta, about ½-inch thick, diced
  • 1/2 cup whole olives
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 country bread slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 450° F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss mussels, pancetta, olives, tomatoes, pepper flakes and olive oil. Roast until mussels open and tomatoes burst, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, toast bread. Toss mussel and pancetta mixture with vinegar before serving and, dividing evenly, place on top of toast slices.

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Shar S. November 13, 2013
I tried this recipe except that I roasted the mussel mixture on the grill. The added smoky flavor was great!