Recipe: Spaghetti Marinara

Mutti Polpa Tomatoes are the new tin in town, exclusive to Coles, though a well established Italian family business going strong for over a century.

This company pride itself on getting their tomatoes from the vine to the tin in an average of 86 minutes, because this is the best way to retain freshness and flavour.

This unique technique ensures the high lycopene and antioxidant qualities that sit underneath the skin of the fruit are retained and none of the goodness lost. Developed and perfected in the generations of this family-run business, this patented process is so highly guarded that in fact only three people in the company have the key to the room that houses the secret machinery!

To get you down to your local Coles to buy your twin pack of Mutti Polpa tomatoes we have another delicious recipe to tantalise your tastebuds, this one for fans of seafood.

Mutti Polpa - Spaghetti Marinara

Seafood Spaghetti Marinara


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 x 400g cans Mutti Polpa
½ cup dry white wine
1½ teaspoons dried Italian herbs
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
ground black pepper
500g spaghetti
750g Marinara mix
300g live mussels in shell, debearded and scrubbed
½ cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley


1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add onion and cook for 8 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook, stirring for 2 minutes longer. Add Polpa, wine, dried herbs, chilli flakes and pepper and stir to combine. Simmer 20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

2. While sauce is simmering, cook spaghetti as directed on packet.

3. Add Marinara mix and mussels to sauce. Cover and simmer 4 minutes or until seafood is cooked. Discard any unopened mussels. Add half the parsley and stir to combine. Serve sauce over pasta and top with remaining parsley.

Mutti Polpa Finely Chopped Tomatoes is available exclusively at Coles in a Twin Pack for $2.75.

To celebrate the launch into Coles there will be a fabulous trip to Italy in the future of one lucky shopper. To be in the draw for a chance to win a one week experience at a gourmet cooking school in the heart of Tuscany all shoppers need to do is buy specially marked packs in store.

There is also a “Just Harvested” sampling roadshow exhibiting through shopping centres in Sydney.

For more information on Mutti, their products and the Mutti recipe app, please visit or

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