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Baked Mussel Recipe

Baked Mussel Recipe

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  • Fish
  • One Pot/Pan
Cuisine:
  • Easy

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These Mussels are Baked in a Creamy tomato sauce that is topped with mozzarella cheese.

These Mussels are Baked in a Creamy tomato sauce that is topped with mozzarella cheese.

This dish has a Italian flare and can be served in less than 10 minutes! 

Enjoy as an appetizer or as the main course! 

I love mussels, so much so that I eat them once per week. 

Plus, they are packed full of  protein, as well are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and folate.

Making them a very healthily meal option.

WHAT IS BAKED MUSSLES

Baked mussels are pre cooked mussels that are then baked in the oven for the remaining time to finish off the dish and give it a better taste. 

WHAT TO EAT WITH BAKED MUSSLES

  • Crusty Bread
  • Spaghetti 
  • Linguine
  • Fettuccini 

Baked Mussel Recipe

BAKED MUSSLES WITH CHEESE

Parmesan cheese is best when baking mussels. 

ARE BAKED MUSSELS HEALTHY

Yes, they are not deep fried and are packed full of protein and nutrition. 

BAKED MUSSLES

HOW TO COOK BAKED MUSSELS

CAN I EAT COOKED MUSSELS WHILE PREGNANT

Yes! As long as they are thoroughly cooked they are safe to eat during pregnancy. It is just the raw seafood pregnant woman should stay clear of. 

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These Mussels are Baked in a Creamy tomato sauce that is topped with mozzarella cheese.

Baked Mussel Recipe

Yield: 3

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1 cup of Italian tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Pinch salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F/200C. 
  2. Scrub the mussels, removing any dirt and hairy bit, clean and discard any that are broken.
  3. Put the mussels in a pot with the water, cover and put on a medium-high heat for a couple minutes until they open up.
  4. Discard any mussels that have not opened.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together the passata tomato sauce, parsley, garlic powder, oregano powder and olive oil.
  6. Place the mussels into a baking dish and top with the sauce, stirring to coat the mussels.
  7. Top with fresh parmesan cheese. 
  8. Bake the mussels for approx 10 minutes till the cheese melts. 
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1480Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 410mgSodium: 3138mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 174g

These calculations are based off Nutritionix

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